Dress shopping this weekend!

posted 3 years ago in September 2014
Post # 3
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2657 posts
Sugar bee

Yay that’s exciting!  I bought my dress last month.  My advice is to just keep an open mind.  You’re going to hate some dresses on the hanger that will look great on you, and you may find that dresses you’ve been swooning over online don’t do you justice when you try them.  I actually discovered that I really like ballgowns during my first shopping trip.  I originally wanted something fitted, so I was really taken by surprise with how much I liked a couple of ballgowns I tried.  I ended up with a fit and flare like I had originally planned, but I’m still glad that I tried lots of different sillouhettes before deciding.  

Post # 4
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259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Ctobin – Date Twin!  I am going shopping on Thursday for the first time too!  Let me know how it goes…I think what bluesteel said is right on!  Also, bring good people that you trust and want their opinion but won’t be rude.

Post # 5
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17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Pleasantdale Chateau

I just went for the first time on Sunday! I went to Kleinfelds in NYC and it was so AMAZING! I think I found THE DRESS – my very first time looking! I cant believe it. I wore SPANX and a strapless bra and I was glad I did. Also, my advice would be to listen to your consultants – I thought I didnt want a mermaid gown but they looked amazing on me and if I didnt listen to them I wouldhave never known! Best of luck to you!

Post # 6
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127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Ctobin:  I have to echo the other bees with keeping an open mind. I had such a plan for what I wanted and ended up in something completely different. Where are you going shopping first? I see you’re getting married in Boston – that’s where I live!

Post # 8
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127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Ctobin:  I haven’t been there, but I have a couple friends who have. I ended up just going to David’s Bridal in Danvers because I had a pretty tight budget. I went in with the idea that I wanted a somewhat retro tea length dress with lots of tulle from an Etsy designer (Ouma – such cute stuff) and wanted to just try on all the possible dress styles I could find, to be sure that I wanted the Etsy one before I ordered, as it’s custom made. I ended up loving a fit and flare trumpet style lace dress, which is not at all what I was expecting, and decided to just go for it. Of course, looking at everyone’s dresses on the Bee makes me question my choice from time to time, so I recommend NOT looking anymore once you’ve made your decision! I’m actually going in this weekend to try on the smaller size they ordered, to see how it fits. I have friends that bought dresses from Vows in Watertown (a.k.a. bridepower.com), Flair on Newbury, and Vera on Newbury. Also, Madeline’s Daughter in Portsmouth, NH (about a 50-60 min drive from Boston) has a lot of designer dresses and I would assume you wouldn’t have to pay sales tax!

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