(Closed) Dress Shopping Tomorrow!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

A group of pictures and undergarments your comfortable in. When I tried on dresses I only wore a lace thong and no bra however if your thinking of wearring a slimmer or even nylons I say wear them in. Where abouts are you shopping in Ontario? I bought my dress there last year.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@smiles4jo: 

  • Wear makeup

 

  • Bring proper undergarments (if you plan on wearing spanx and already own them, bring them, bring a strapless bra [and one with straps too if you think you might wear something with staps, just throw it in your purse just in case], probably a bad idea to wear black underwear)

 

  • Assign someone to take notes (I didn’t think about this and my friend brought a notepad and wrote down a few of my comments for the dresses and it helped a lot!)

 

  • If you have a couple dream dresses, bring pictures rather than style numbers, because then they can at least pull something that has a similar feel/style/shape

 

  • Bring a camera and take pictures if they let you (or sneak pics in the dressing room if they don’t lol)

ETA: If there is some item that you know for a fact you will be wearing on your wedding day, whether its you mom’s pearls, your grandma’s veil, or your favorite pair of shoes, bring that too so you can see it all together.
 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

1) Definitely consider what kind of dress you think you’ll want and wear a bra to match that.  For example if you want a backless dress you might want to purchase a NuBra or another type of backless bra.

2) I found that wearing a loose summer dress made getting in and out of my street clothes easier.

3) Bring a hair tie of some sort so you are able to get an idea of what the dresses will look like with your hair up or down

4) Perhaps tissues…if you find the one there may be tears (of joy of course)!

5) If you want you can wear Spanx to smooth out your tummy or backside; but that’s definitely not necessary 

6) Pictures or style numbers of any dresses you’ve had your eye on to show the bridal consultant 

7) A camera phone…a lot of places won’t let you take pictures in the sample dresses, but you may be able to have someone in your “entourage” (although I don’t encourage having a large one) pull off the “oh I’m just texting, woops did I just take a picture?”

Good luck and have lots of fun!  We’ll want to see pictures when you find your dress!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Try on at least one dress in each silhouette at the first appointment.  You’ll be surprised that some you wrote off will probably look great on you!

Don’t focus on finding THE ONE.  Focus on defining the style you like best (silhouette, fabric, details, etc.). 

 

And don’t bring an entourage.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Aggie10:  Oh I forgot about my summer dress. 

I am not a fan of wearring bras in wedding dresses so if its comfy without one why worry about straps showing while you dance. 

@asscherlover:  I would actually say to be careful about wearring makeup since you can really dirty a sample which is not a good thing especially if you plan on buying a sample.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@smiles4jo:  Ive been wearring dresses to the knee with dance tights all week and its ranged from -4 to +14 here

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@smiles4jo:  Yeah after I went back and looked where you are from I thought the summer dress suggestion might lose its helpfulness 🙂  

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@naturalysam:  I think it depends on the way you put the dresses on, and how much you wear. I wore waterproof mascara because I’m blonde and look like I have no eyelashes without it. I did not wear anything that would easily rub off on a dress like lipstick or foundation. I do think that a little bit changes how you see yourself, but I agree wearing something that could easily rub off on a dress would be bad. If the sample is too big, definately step into the dress, rather than putting it over your head. If its your size, you will probably have to put it over your head, in which case you need to be careful not to rub your face on it.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@asscherlover:  I wore regular lip balm and curled my lashes but for me I have too thick a lash that when I put on mascara no matter how good it clumps like crazy. So moderate makeup is a good idea in smudge proof formula idealy.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Don’t wear makeup – you don’t want to get anything on the samples!  It’s difficult to get into some dresses… I had to “dive” into it at a lot of places.  This definitely makes it very easy to get makeup on the dress and I would hate to do that!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Good luck!  Try on everything!   You never know what will look better on you than on the hanger!  Have fun with it! 🙂

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