Dress Shopping- bleh

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@lexmek27:  I didn’t have the desire either.  I bought a dress from the ‘bee classifieds, and haven’t looked back 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My mom actually did dress me in the room, so don’t worry too much about that. Some places will ask what you are most comfortable with. Hopefully you’ll be surprised and enjoy the experience.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@lexmek27:  I really wasn’t excited until I actually made the appointments.  Not that I hate shopping (I love it) or that I was dreading trying them on (definitely not!), but I just didn’t feel like I really cared all that much. 

I flip flopped a lot about how silly it will be for me, an almost 30 year old woman, to be flouncing around in a big white dress, “playing dress up” like you said.  And then I felt like it doesn’t matter because at my age weddings are no longer an event in my social group but something a lot of people complain about having to go to or be involved with (I actually had one of my BM’s tell me she’s “not looking forward to wearing the bridesmaid dress” – that I haven’t even picked out yet).  I mean everyone I know is already married, so my wedding is already “old hat” at this point.

But when I went ahead and made those appointments, suddenly I started getting excited.  You may find that you’re more excited that you expect to be, when the time actually comes.  Unless you seriously hate shopping, I’d suggest just going to at least one appointment.  I bet that seeing yourself in a gorgeous dress just might change your mind…. As for body hang-ups, we all have them.  And there is a dress for everyone–I’ve seen brides of all shapes and sizes and they have all been stunning.  The consultants will help you find dresses to flatter.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@lexmek27:  I did! I was totally anxious and not looking forward to it. I too, felt too young (I’m 24). BUTTTTTT once I had that first dress on, I was genuiely happy and it felt right. I was worried I would have trouble finding something I liked. I was worried that people would not take me seriously, but they turned out to just be anxious irrational feelings..

Trust me. You got to push yourself to go. Go only with people who are truly supportive. and have fun <3!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@lexmek27:  I hated it. Nothing like nice to meet you, here are my tits & ass! Plus I wasnt impressed with the selections at the FOUR shops I went to. Ugh. Im going the replica route for Jasmines Bridal to get what I want!

Post # 12
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1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@lexmek27:  Hey OP…this was the hardest part for me to get on board with too!!  One, I never thought I would love anything on me.  Two, I feared sample sizes would not fit me, and I would never see one ‘on’.  Three, I am not a shopper at heart, and thought I would be overwhelmed by tulle, lace, and satin.  Four, I was a little taken aback about getting semi-naked in front of anyone!! 

BUT, my sisters (maids of honors) ‘forced’ me to make appt’s and try on dresses (at the 8-month mark, no doubt).  This is what I realized:

1) There are so many different styles, some awesome on me, some terrible.  In the end, I was shocked at the number of styles I thought flattered me.

2) I got into ALL the dresses at the stores.  Some were big, some small, but the attendant made the best of each dress, showing me an idea of how it would look.

3) Although I was overwhelmed by all the selection, I was immediately drawn to a certain fabric, which narrowed down what I was putting on vs what I was not.

4) Of the places I went, one sales associate was ok, but the other one (at the place I bought my gown) was TERRIFIC.  She made me feel comfortable, beautiful, and actually being semi-nude in front of her was as comfy as it could have been.  She was an older lady, so I felt like my grandma was there, rather than a stranger…at least that is how she treated me.  It made the experience top notch.  She DID offer to have a sister come in and get me in and out of them, but I was immediately at ease with her, so declined.

In the end, I found the experience a lot more fun than I expected.  I THINK bc my expectations were so low.  That might put you in a better position as well.  I found a dress that I love, of which surprised me too!!!  GOOD LUCK!

Post # 13
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3165 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@lexmek27:  Ooooh are you from Ohio? What shops have you tried so far?

Post # 14
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551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@lexmek27:  i was looking forward to everything but dress shopping. seriously. everytime i’d think about it i would just think “ughhhh”.  i have issues with my body and thought i would look like a beached whale. i went to the store with some dresses printed out i thought i would like. my WHOLE life i thought i’d have to get a dress with straps (i’m busty).  NOPE! i ended up with a strapless dress with a sweetheart neck and i look SKINNY!!!! the experience ended up being fun and not miserable…

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I did not have the desire, but I knew it would be a pain in the butt, so I started early and it was a good thing too, I did not find my dress until the 6th store and I was sooo done with dress shopping at that point.  Just suck it up and get it done, it might not be fun, but go out for drinks after and that might help.

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