I went dress shopping alone….

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you go dress shopping alone?
    Yes, and I bought a dress! : (29 votes)
    36 %
    Yes, but I didn't buy anything : (16 votes)
    20 %
    No, but I wish I had : (7 votes)
    9 %
    No, I was glad to have others with me : (29 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

    Well done! I think going alone is a great option. Other people’s opinions can totally sway me or annoy me. That was very smart. 😀

    Post # 4
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    3960 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @HoyaTerpDC:   That’s wonderful!!  Great advice!  🙂  

    Post # 5
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    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    So glad you had a good experience. I prefer to shop alone, so naturally I shopped alone for my wedding dress. I had a great time and it never even crossed my mind to feel awkward about it. Like you, the shop attendants at 2/3 stores were fantastic to me.

    Post # 6
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    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I loved shopping alone.  I went with my mom a couple of times, but then was on a business trip in San Francisco and had a free afternoon, so I went to a boutique there that I knew had a sample of a dress I had been wanting to try on, but no one in my area had (actually, no one on the East Coast had!).  Tried it on by myself and was like, yep!  This is the one!  Easy peasy.  That was a great day.  I hate shopping with people normally, so there was no way I was bringing a gaggle of girlfriends to a boutique with me.  Mom was enough, but I really loved going alone!  Just me and MY thoughts.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    @HoyaTerpDC:  Haha I was thinking of posting on this topic because I’ve always gone alone. I’ll get some comments implying that it’s sad or pathetic that I don’t have anyone with me, when I say “just me”, but honestly I prefer to find my dress by myself. The bridal salons in my area get booked quickly and it’s hard to find good times. I don’t wanna deal with the hassle of coordinating with 3 other BMs’ schedules, try to get an appt. that works for everyone, and then deal with differing opinions. I haven’t even considered taking my mom because she’s been pushing her agenda on me from day one for this wedding (yes she’s already commented on what style of dress she would prefer on me). But I will text pix to my BMs if the place let me take pix.

    Post # 9
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    6644 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I also went alone and that is actually when I found my dress.  🙂

    Post # 11
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    1327 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    My mom would have been crushed if I had looked at dresses without her so going alone wasnt’ an option.  But I did a ton of recon ahead of time online.  I had it down to a list of 4 to try on, one I knew I wanted (I think I’ve seen every picture of that dress that exists online).  I still sort of put on a show and tried on a bunch to satisfy my family, but I got the one I had already picked out.

    Sometimes it’s just so much easier to think things over without an audience.

    Post # 12
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    851 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

    @HoyaTerpDC:  Props to you! I couldn’t do it! The only kind of shopping I enjoy by myself is grocery shopping!

    Post # 13
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    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @HoyaTerpDC:  I just went shopping this week- and all by myself, thank you very much! It was a very good experience since I could just focus on what I wanted, rather than having an entourage pulling dozens of other dresses for me that I would feel obligated to at least try on. And I am a truly pear-shaped Bee, so I dread being paraded around in things that don’t fit right, being told things make my hips look “broad,” just being looked over critically in general. Ugh. Anyway I see you’re in DC- I went shopping in Columbia MD and loved it! I normally HATE shopping but this was- dare I say- fun! I left with my new dress in my hands and am so excited to wear it! Good luck with your final dress selection!

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

    @HoyaTerpDC:  Show us pictures 🙂

    Post # 16
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    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @HoyaTerpDC:  I went shopping alone.  My mom isn’t in to that stuff.

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