Dress shopping tonight….any last minute tips?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Take with you:

-strapless bra

-Nude or neutral full-butt undies

-a bottle of water

-a hair tie (so you can see what it looks like with hair up or down)

-a camera or your phone (ask consultant to take photos so you can look at them later, objectively)

-a few ideas of styles you like that are within your budget

-an open mind to try on styles you might not otherwise have considered

Have FUN!  You get to dress up like a princess and twirl around 🙂  Come back, post the photos so we can see!

Post # 4
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9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Try on lots of styles – even things you don’t think you want. 

I loved my experience at DB, I ended up buying my dress there as well.  I was there for 90 minutes easily, and I probably would have stayed longer if they hadn’t been closing, it was so much fun (and I was by myself).

Definitely have a hair tie, nude undies are a good idea, shoes (although they have those there usually).

Have and idea of what you want and what your budget is.

Post # 5
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417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I second what the others have said about the hair tie and nude undies with a strapless bra and water.  You may also want to bring some deoderant… it can get hot and you may sweat.  Also, keep an open mind.  The dress I ended up picking wouldn’t have been one I’d ever have picked out off the rack and when I tried it on I fell in love.

Know you’re style and what you’re looking for for your wedding.  I wanted a vintage feel, but thought I wanted a dress with ruffles which is a little more modern.  The dress I ended up with fits the vintage feel.

Know your budget.  You don’t want to fall in love with a dress that you can’t afford, that would be heart breaking.

And most importantly, a lot of brides hate this part of the wedding planning process so make sure you have fun with it and go with your gut if you find a dress you love, you’re the one wearing it!!

Good luck.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@HannahGrace:    The above advice is great!!   Don’t let anyone there pressure you into making a decision.   It really helped me to take photos and look at them at home, on my own, without salespeople ooohing and aaahing over every dress.  

Enjoy!!!

Post # 7
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553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Know your budget. 

Also, good for you choosing to go on your own the first time. Its nice to figure out your own style without 5 other people yelling at you about their style prefrences. I found my dress the first time with 6 other influences. I bought the dress….. 6 months later. REGRET. I found my new dress with just my mother-in-law and I. Few weeks later I brought my mom, sister, friend and grandma and I showed them which dress I loved. I am always the kind of person that is out to please others. Im not sure if you are like that….but if you are…..PLEASE, TAKE IT FROM ME….. This is all about you, nobody else! If you find something that makes you feel like a bride and you want your FI to see you in it, then you’ve got it!!!!! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I also say to try on styles you haven’t considered.  I went in with a one track mind – tulle ballgown.  And that’s all I tried on.  And I absolutely LOVE my dress.  But sometimes I regret not having tried on anything else.  I’m not the mermaid type, but I’m so curious to know what I look like in one.

Anyway, dress shopping was my favorite part of the process.  So much fun!

Post # 10
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Definitely try on a little of everything and have FUN!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@HannahGrace:  Print out pictures of those ones you found online (or have them saved on your phone).  I’ve heard that they prefer photos there instead of names or item numbers because of how they organize things in store, it’s easier for them to find things with a visual.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

wear real undies. I went to a few with a thong on, and boy was that awkward. Db usually makes u wear their long line bras, so dont worry too much about the bra. Most importantly have fun! And take pix so u can show us 😉

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I saw the picture of the beer before reading what you wrote and I thought oh no she skipped out on the appointment and decided to go drinking instead LOL

Post # 16
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4656 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Enjoy the beeWhoa did you have any favorites? 

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