Haven't worn a dress in 10 years! Help!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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2155 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

There are so many styles of dresses out there that flatter all different kinds of body shapes! The chances of you finding a great dress that disguises your “flaws” is highly likely! Plus there’s always undergarments and Spanx if you want some added assistance. 😉

Also you do not have to purchase a dress that same day. In fact, it’s probably a good idea if you sleep on it. Bring someone with you to take pictures so you can look back on the dress after the initial excitement wears off, write down style numbers, etc. Discuss your price range with the sales associate first thing and DO NOT try on dresses that are out of that price range, even if they say it’s “just for fun”. Oh and it’s probably a good idea to bring just one or two people with you and not a whole bunch. You don’t want too many conflicting opinions or preferences clouding your own judgement and feelings towards dresses.

Good luck and have a good time!

Post # 3
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330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

amberf25:  I competely agree with SunflowerGarden:  do not I repeat DO NOT try on a dress out of your budget price. bring people with you and take lots of pictures!  When I went I knew I wanted this one dress I just knew it but I wasn’t prepared to buy it the first time I went in which i’m glad I didn’t because when I went back I put it on again and didn’t like it correction I kind of hated it. I landed up going in again and finding my dream dress.

Post # 4
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127 posts
Blushing bee

amberf25:  My biggest thing that I actually enjoyed was trying on dresses that I DIDN’T think would look right, I’m not a big girl, but a little chunky and I thought mermaid style dresses would look horrible on me…I was wrong.  Start taking time out by yourself to surf online and check out things that you like my guess is that you aren’t a huge girly girl, but I could be wrong.  Do you like simple or sparkly? Lace or silk? There are tons of dresses for every girl out there.  Also, if you try on a dress and you like it all but one part, ask the seamstress what they can do and if it can be changed.  My mom, fiance and I have all started getting together for one day a month specifically for wedding stuff.  Obviously we have no idea where to start either so we get together and come up with “homework” that needs to get done in that month.  Another great thing to do is to look up wedding planning timelines.  These have been a huge help as it keeps us a little on track

Post # 8
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127 posts
Blushing bee

amberf25:  Alright, so if money is half the problem, do you know a seamstress? Or is someone in your family very handy?  I have had friends, and I have redone my mothers dress to wear hers, but you can go to goodwill stores and such and find a few different dresses and combine them all :).  Having kids at your wedding is your decision.  We are a very family friendly couple and I couldn’t imagine not having kids at my wedding.  I’m not even sure that I would go to someones wedding if they said I couldn’t bring my kids.  Lastly, the alcohol issue.  My FMIL and FBIL are both alcoholics and can get mean and violent sometimes when they drink.  To resolve this issue we are just getting 2 kegs and when the beer is gone, its gone, theres nothing else anyone can do.  You can also talk to certain people in your family to keep an eye on others.  Lastly, if they get pulled over, it is NOT your fault.

Post # 9
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292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

amberf25:  Just go and explain your style to the consultant and tell her you’re nervous. I wear dresses all the time but I’m not all about the “bride” role – as I tried on dresses I got so discouraged because I felt like I was playing dress up. I felt stuffed into tuelle and satin and nothing was right. BUT THEN! I found the best dress ever and it is SO ME. You will find something that you feel great in. Just try not to get discouraged and don’t settle – if you’re uncomfortable you won’t be happy with it. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Start with a few main things. #1 establish a budget and then start to look for a venue. Once you’ve found a venue you can look at caterers ( if the venue allows an outside caterer), then flowers, DJ, Officient, decor etc…Personally I think everything begins with the venue and flows from there… Since you’re doing a golf theme, i’d look at a golf club?

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