Post # 1
Hi ladies! Well, I am planning on buying my wedding dress next month. But here’s my dilemma, I have no one to go with me! Seriously, it is so disheartening! This may sound weird but I’m scared to go by myself for fear I’ll start bawling that my Mom’s not around anymore. Plus, I am ordering my dress online but have NOO idea what would look good on me. So going in the store to just try on makes me nervous too. I have never really worn dresses since before my kids.
I will have to suck it up and go try on, but nervous obviously.
Do you ladies have any idea of what would look flattering for my shape to cut the time down in the shop? My measurements are: Bust:42″ Waist:43″ Hips:46″ I think I’m a pear.
I thank you for any help. I wish I could skip the shop completly (especially since it’s an hr and half away!). It’s just sad that none of my “friends” will go with me! Obviously not my friends! Sorry for the rant
Post # 3
i did a majority of my wedding dress shopping by myself (i live 500 miles away from my family, and 3 hours from my best friend). i trusted the consultants of the stores i went to, and trusted what i saw in the mirror. i get overwhelmed when i have too many opinions. i took my roommate with me one of the times, and she’s really outspoken. in a good way, of course. but i preferred shopping by myself. once i found something i liked, THEN i asked people to come with me. i’m still searching, cause i’m 2 years out from my wedding date. but i really did prefer going on my own.
my advice: go into a shop with a budget, and a list of things you don’t like (examples: lace, beading, tulle, puffy skirts, etc). they’ll pull things based on that. trust the consultants, they’re the professionals.
Post # 4
Go try on dresses and have fun! You know what the best part about going alone will be? The fact that only your opinion will matter, if you love a dress you can get excited. You won’t have other people throwing their opinions and trying to sway you 🙂
Post # 5
My mom, siblings, close family and 3 out of 4 bridesmaids live in another province from me, so dress shopping has been less exciting to consider the more I think about doing it without these people.
I’m planning on asking my FH’s mom, since we have a pretty good relationship, to come for a second opinion, and to keep me grounded. (I tend to start with a really specific idea of what I want in something, and then get overly excited and spiral out of control!)
Also, it’s the consultants job to be helpful, so I cant imagine them letting you flounder in a sea of dresses without giving you some pointers and advice. They will also try to make the experience enjoyable for you because they want you to buy something from them!
I think A-line dresses are supposed to be really flattering, on pear-shapes and pretty much everyone. I wish you luck though! Worst case, you get to try on a bunch of pretty dresses! And maybe not having any other eyes around will let you try something you might not have otherwise, and you’ll find out you love it!
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I went in with photos of dresses I liked, and the consultant picked out the dress I ended up buying. Despite that, I tried on dresses in styles that I knew I wouldn’t like, just for fun.
Wear a strapless bra if you have one (if not, they can provide), and don’t wear a thong- I didn’t realize that I’d have to be helped into some of the dresses, and my one “regret” was that I didn’t have on bigger panties. :)-
It’s kind of a plus that you’re going by yourself- you won’t have any strong opinions from friends- you’ll be able to be objective.
Post # 7
i hid that i was going from everyone except my best friend. i was going to order online as well but i found exactly what i was looking for in a good price. so i ordered from a shop. it sucks that you have to go alone but the ladies are great, some better than others for sure, i ordered from helens on portage(im in st.pierre) and they were fabulous but there were a couple on graham that were grossly pushy. good luck!