Post # 1
I have my first dress appointment today – it’s at David’s Bridal (I’ve heard the stories, but so far every time I’ve been in this one everyone has been wonderful so fingers crossed).
I’m just wondering how many pictures or style numbers did you bring with you when you went shopping? Was it too many? Do you wish you’d brought more?
I have several styles from their website that are in my budget that I like. Many of them are similar shapes. Trying to decide if I should bring them all or just the ones I’m dying to try (that might be terrible on me)
Post # 3
@MsGinkgo: I took 3 or 4 pictures, and had a HUGE list of styles. In the end it was pointless because I wound up getting the total opposite style than what I had planned on. I would say take pictures, but be open to different shilouettes as well. What you think you hate now might wind up being your dream gown. 🙂
Post # 4
@MsGinkgo: when I went on my DB trip, I used their website and printed out my “favorites” section. That really helped and the consultant pulled what they had in stock!
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I didn’t bring a big binder or anything, but I made a little collage in MSPaint where I copy and pasted about 10 dresses that I liked (most zoomed into the neckline – neckline was my big “thing” I was looking for), and then printed it out on a single piece of paper. I brought that paper with me to every salon I visted (about 6 that day).
Post # 6
I had one dress I was DYING to try, but was pretty open to everything!
Post # 7
When I went to DB I had a written list (old school, I know) of 6 or so of their styles that interested me. We started with those and my wonderful consultant used it to find THE dress. Be sure to tell your consultant straight out what you’re interested in style-wise, but definitely be open to suggestions. The dress I chose is not actually part of DB’s standard offerings yet, since the store I went to carries “test” dresses the company is still deciding on.
Post # 8
I took a couple pictures, but didn’t need them or use them. I just browsed the racks and pulled anything I liked to try on. I was very open and not specific about what I wanted. I only tried on 6 dresses, all similar in style and picked the first one I tried on.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park
I brought between 6-10. I didn’t want to be pushed into a dress I didn’t want so I brought them so the consultant could see exactly what I was going for.
Post # 10
@MsGinkgo: None. I took the approach of letting the professionals work with me. They do this for a living so they know what’s best for my body type. I told them what I wanted (color) and they looked at me to choose some flattering shapes and beautiful details.
I approached dress shopping with an open mind. I didn’t want to go in with this really strict list of what I thought was best. I thought one style (drop waist and mermaid) would look great on me but when I put it on, it didn’t feel great. So ya see? I didn’t know everything. 🙂
Post # 11
Whenever I went to a bridal salon, I would check what designers they carried first and then show them the dresses by those designers that I was interested in. If they had them, I’d try them. I think the most I ever had at one time was about 8.
Post # 12
Althought they didnt use it when I tried there. There is an online wishlist you can setup with them before going in and they can pull those gowns for you.
Post # 13
My first day of shopping, I didn’t bring any pictures. I described what I wanted to avoid but otherwise trusted the professionals.
On my second day of shopping, I showed them the pic of the top contender from the first trip, for reference, and maybe a couple more and what I liked/didn’t like about how they looked or fit.
Post # 14
@MsGinkgo: I went to db in mississauga, ont. Worst experience ever and never will I go back. I had an appointment for 12pm and was waiting almost 45 minutes before I was served. The last dress I tryed on I really liked and the girl was trying to push it on me and told us we had to have all the money up front when I knew they had a payment plan when I knew that was not true. I had another appointment that day so we went to that appointment and fell in love with a dress their with better service.
At both places I just brought the stlye numbers with me no pictures.
Post # 15
@isabelle_86: I’ve been in this store several times in the last few weeks and everyone has always been super super helpful. In fact, yours is the first bad story I’ve heard about the service there. I’m hoping my appointment goes well. It’s at 7:00 tonight.
Post # 16
@MsGinkgo: It could have been because I went their on the weekend.maybe next time ill go during the week when its not crazy busy.