Going dress shopping

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ecrowe1218:  How exciting!!! Dress shopping was my favorite part of the whole process so far 🙂 Definitely remember to wear a strapless bra and some conservative undies (NO THONGS) as you will have one of the sales people in the room with you, helping you in and out of gowns and you don’t want to be flashing your goods. Also, it might be a good idea to bring some heels with you. I went to two different places, one place provided me with heels but the other didn’t. It helps to visualize more when you have some heels on. Also, wear your hair somewhat similar to how you envision it being on your wedding day. If you think you’ll be wearing it down, wear it down. If you think you’ll have an updo, put it up. It helps the whole look come together for sure.

Good luck and have fun with it all!

Post # 4
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ecrowe1218:  I would definitely suggest bringing pics of dresses you really like and wanna try on. I showed my consultant and she pulled the ones they had and then brought some that were similar to ones I liked. I showed her pics of a few I wasn’t too sure of as well. Like ones that had removeable belts, ect. The dress I choose had the removeable belt thank gosh because I hated how it looked with the belt.

Also try on different silhouettes as well. You never know what’s gonna look good on you. It definitley surprised me. I brought my own strapless bra, but I used there crinoline. I brought my mom, dad, brother, grandma, and FMIL with me for support. They were all great with there opinions. We all pretty much agreed on every dress whether it looked bad or good. They all knew it was my dress before I even decided it was. Lol I had so much fun. I was a great experience and I wish I could go again. Lol

Also I didn’t have “The Moment” like everyone says you should have so I did have dress regret from when I ordered the dress until it came in. Then when I tried on my dress I knew it was “The One”. I wish someone would have told me that before I went. I only had 1 appointment and tried on 10 dresses total. Just relax and have fun. Good Luck!

Post # 5
1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I haven’t gone yet but have been collecting tips since I’m going very soon.

The best thing I’ve heard is to do your hair and makeup nice for shopping.  I know even trying on regular clothes I think an outfit looks better once my hair and makeup are done.  Being able to see your face similar to how it will be on the day helps pull the whole look together.

Post # 6
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

wear light colored granny panties. 

bring a strapless bra, but you might not need it.

go with an open mind.  even if you have your heart set on a certain style, try something else, you might just be surprised.

keep your budget in mind, and don’t forget the cost of alterations.

don’t wear makeup, it will get all over the dresses.

most importantly, HAVE FUN!


good luck!


Post # 7
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I agree with a lot of these laides. I was DREADING dress shopping. I went once on a spurr of the moment end of the work day thing and I looked and felt terrible. I went again after church with hair, makeup and nails done and felt SO much better. Good Luck!!

Post # 8
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

  • no red lipstick. or bright colored lipstick. they get annoyed if you stain a dress.
  • wear whatever you plan to wear as undergarments with the dress (especially if you plan to wear spanx). or wear full-coverage underwear. you’ll be undressing with people in the room.
  • strapless bra is a must. not everywhere supplies them.
  • if you have shoes you plan to wear with the dress/know what height heel you’ll wear on the wedding day- wear them.
  • bring water. it gets hot trying on all those dresses.

Post # 10
4440 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would definitely go in with an open mind, but also knowing what you want.  Try on what you envision yourself wearing first, then be open to suggestions, or pull anything you see that looks great!

Also, don’t listen to the consultants and floor managers saying “ohhhhhhhhh” “ahhhhhh it’s so pretty on you” it can become VERY overwhelming, and plus, don’t you think they say that about EVERY future bride?

Don’t feel pressured, or give in to pressure.  If you become stuck in your choice, tell them you’ll come back, it’s not as embarassing as a 24 hour later phone call crying about how you have dress regret (I was one of them)

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