Dress Shopping – Everything you hoped it would be?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Ls413:  No way. They got me naked on a little room and attacked me with dresses I didn’t even like. They were like wanting me to finish and leave. I’ll never go back.

Ireally hope it goes better for you.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I found it weird.. Surrounded by so much white.. It didn’t feel natural really. The smaller stores were alot better – the larger ones were strange, bridal conveyor belts of white and rush…

But some awesome bits were 1) having a laugh by deliberately trying on something beyond hideous then keeping a straight face while a shop assistant told me how beautiful it looked 2) the feeling I had the second time I tried on my chosen dress and not wanting to take it off 3) Having lunch and wine with close friends afterwards.

I hope you have a wonderful time 🙂

Post # 6
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1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I wish that I had snacks and diet coke.

Post # 7
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1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Ls413:  Nope.  I had an initial burst of happiness and after that it just seemed like a very expensive business transaction.  I really didn’t like getting naked in the dressing room with the saleslady, I kept apologizing for my armpits (they were just fine) and wishing that I’d worn better underware.  The first time my mom was with me and all the focus ended up being on her (long emotional story).  The next time it was just me and I’d already picked out the dress so it was just a let’s get it on in order to order the right size.  I also don’t like spending money on myself so it seemed wierd to be spending that much money on a dress.

I really hope that yours is everything that you’re hoping it will be and more, but just remember that if it isn’t a wedding is made up of many such moments and sometimes the best and most memorable ones are the ones you’re least expecting.  Wish you the best!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Ummmmm, I actually enjoyed dress shopping. I knew exactly the fit and style I wanted so that was the easy part. I just love trying on dresses, I guess!!!

Post # 9
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62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I loved trying on dresses! It was so much fun. As an adult, you will never play dress up again.. So enjoy it!!!

Post # 10
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748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

no, because my body is not everything it could be. There is no dress that can undo your physical imperfections. 

Post # 11
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137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It wasnt as “magical” as i thought it would be. And i didnt just know my dress?.. It took time and effort and hard decisions.

Post # 12
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105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Ls413:  I enjoyed dress shopping for the most part.  I didn’t think I was being to crazy in the places and amount of times we went.  In a 9 month period I went to about 6 stores in the surrounding area where I live.

Only once did we go to 2 stores in one day and that was because the one that was about 5 minutes from home were HORRIBLE!  I was so disappointed that I will never go back there or recommend them to anyone.

The last place I went with my MOH was about 2 months ago and I thought I found THE dress, but I’m the type of person that I need to see pictures and think about it for awhile.  My MOH told her husband that she thought I found the dress and his response was “GOOD, does that mean you can stop going dress shopping with her”

UMMM What??

So, I ended up deciding that dress wasn’t for me but I never told my MOH I was going to look elsewhere.  I went alone.  OMG talk about a lot easier.  I only have 2 girls standing with me and I did not always take them, but it as so much easier by myself.  I went to 2 places and actually did find THE dress.

I did take my MOH back with me to see it, but I knew she was going to be in that town anyway, so it didn’t conflict with her time away from her hubby.  Although, he did make more rude comments to ruin my day then too.

BUT, I still got MY dress and had a blast trying on numerous (close to 100 if not more total.) types, styles, etc.

Sorry, this was longer then I wanted!

Post # 13
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It was quite horrible. It’s not easy being a plus sized woman going into a shop that only caters mostly to smaller women.

Post # 14
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1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Ls413:  at first it was exciting..l but it got a little annoying by the 10th shop and i was just ready for it to be over… I ended up getting a custom gown because nothing in the shops really “wowed” me.. And that tear jerking moment that ALWAYS happens on syttd? it doesnt necessarily happen in real life S dont be expecting it lol

Post # 15
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507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Stevens Estate

It was not what I expected. A lot of wedding dresses are very heavy and uncomfortable. I had a hard time finding one I would want to spend 5+ hours in. But once I found the ‘one’…I was so excited! I didn’t want to take it off! But it took a lot of effort in looking.. seeing as I didn’t want to jump the gun on a dress. But I love my Kenneth Winston dress! Laughing 

Post # 16
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41 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I loved my experience!!! The only weird thing was that you’re totally undressed in front of the lady. But who cares? She’s probably seen hundreds of naked bodies anyway, right?

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