(Closed) First time dress shopping confusion!!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - EDD 06/12/2016

@Leelee26:  you’re right, they know brides usually shop around before committing to a dress so you will not disappoint them or anything. Just let them know in the beginning your plan so they don’t try to push anything on you. I went just to look since my wedding isn’t until next year and they were kind and understanding but I ended up falling in love with my dress and bought it that day lol. And I went on a weekday and there were only 2 other brides! But I went a Saturday to pick up my dress and they were packed!

Post # 4
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1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Leelee26:  It is completely acceptable to not be ready to commit your first time! You are doing a smart thing by not going on a weekend. The lady at DB told me that I should have came with pictures of dresses I liked from their website. They also don’t let you pull dresses yourself (but maybe since you are going on a Tuesday night they will be more lenient).

Good luck!

Post # 5
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4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Definitely take your time and don’t feel pressured to boy! I rushed and got dress regret- cost $1100 to get a new dress that I loved, whereas if I took the time to make my decision I would have chosen the right dress to begin with. Also, I had never touched a wedding dress before shopping for one. I was really disappointed- they didn’t feel how I expected them to. Everything was quite heavy and weird feeling to me, but I got used to it and eventually started to love all dresses I tried on:) It also helped when I found an awesome bridal shop- the first shop I was in was awful and the consultant was not very helpful- she had no clue what I wanted and neither did I. Anyhow, good luck shopping and I’m sure you will have a blast. I wish I tried on way more dresses than I did- I love my dress, but trying on a bunch of different dresses is so fun. Don’t rule out any style until you try it on- you might want mermaid, but fall in love with a ballgown etc. Everything is worth a try!!

Post # 7
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2759 posts
Sugar bee

@Leelee26:  Ugh, what an idiot. DB has an entire line dedicated to beachy and short, casual dresses – she should have been able to pull a ton of stuff for you fitting that description.

Post # 8
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12250 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Uggh. DB is SUCH a great first place to shop, excpt for the employees! My consultant was SIXTEEN YEARS OLD. And the whole store put SO much pressure on me to say yes to something!

Good luck on your appointments! I hope you find something AMAZING this weekend!

I bought my dress with my mom and sister there… It was AWESOME!

Post # 9
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4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Leelee26:  I’ll have fingers crossed for you as well:) The dress shopping really made me see the dresses on Say Yes to The Dress differently- I can’t believe people spend $25k on a wedding dress that is so heavy!! I don’t know what I was expecting the dresses to feel like- maybe soft puffy clouds or something? Rude awakening to actually touch them. Best advice is take your time and enjoy the whole experience (good parts and bad) because the whole process and wedding day will be over so fast!

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