Post # 1
After two shopping trips resulting in not finding “the dress” I’ve decided to strike out on my own this weekend to see if I can’t get my dress checked off the “to do” list. The first time, I went with my mom and grandmother, which was so special and we had a great time, but the store didn’t have anything that really wowed me. The second time, I brought 3 girlfriends and we had a fantastic time. I found 2 dresses that I really liked, but I couldn’t commit, so we left.
Now, I’m ready to be done shopping, and made an appointment at a local salon that carries a ton of designers I like.
So, how many bees have found their dress while shopping by themselves? Did you bring anyone back to confirm your feelings on “the one?”
Lastly, for those who have shopped on their own – any tips? Was it easier? Harder?
Here are 3 dresses I’ve tried on so far. Which style do you like best?
Jim Hjelm 8250
Romona Keveza L315
Post # 3
I love the last one! It flatters your figure the most =D
Post # 4
I ended up doing quite a bit of solo shopping.After going with my Parents, friends and fmil and fi.
I think for me it was great. Because I already knew what other people liked and didn’t like, what I liked about solo shopping is I was able to focus on what I liked and wanted for myself. I went solely based on my feelings. It also nice not to have chaos that comes when a big group goes. I personally found it more relaxing and laid back, and I felt like I was able to use utilized my consultant more that way.
Post # 6
OMG I am not usually a fan of trumpet/mermaid styles but that Romona Keveza looks beyond amazing on you! Also like #1 but the third one made my jaw drop!
Post # 7
I like #2 and #3 the best. I can’t pick between the two, though! I generally don’t like the style of the 3rd dress, but I also really think it looks fantastic on you! I shopped with my mother and sister because I really wanted another opinion and it helped me commit to a dress.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Truthfully, none of those dresses look quite right to me. Have you considered a sheath style? You have a great body, and I think a sheath would look stunningly elegant on you. Or maybe a very slim a-line (even slimmer than the Watters dress).
I did my dress shopping in 1 day on my own. I hit 3 boutiques and just got it out of the way. I almost always shop alone, so I didn’t see why wedding dress shopping should be any different. And since I went out with the intention of paying for the dress myself, the only opinion that really counted was my own. That said, after deciding on the dress I did show it to Mr. LK, my Mom, my Dad, and Teen LK for their votes before making the purchase. I knew I loved it, but it was nice to hear that they did, too.
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I love the last one but it just makes me think of the old Barbie doll wedding dress from the late 80s/early 90s. Then I get distracted thinking about Barbies.
Post # 10
@BlondeBee: i LOVE the contrast of the first one. you look gorgeous in all of them.
Post # 12
I only did ONE shopping trip and that trip was solo.
I am the kind of person that gets easily confused by too much input from others…at the end of the day, YOU have to love it. I vote for you to go solo!
p.s. imo none of the dresses you posted are ‘the’ dress…I think you can find something that is even more ‘wow’!
Post # 13
Polls aren’t working on my computer 🙁 but I would vote for the 3rd one, it wows
Post # 14
I like 1 and 3. I like #1 better as a dress but the fit of the Sample is throwing me
off so I voted for #3
Post # 15
I left work early after a particularly bad day and drove an hour and half to a dress shop I’d heard about. By myself. And that’s when I found my dress.
My mom lives across the country, and we’d gone shopping together before, but hadn’t found the perfect dress. So, I’d had the “shopping with mom” experience.
I did bring a friend back with me to purchase the dress after putting it on hold. I informed her, however, that she was only allowed to say great things about it. 😉 I just wanted someone to share in the actual moment of purchasing my wedding gown.
Post # 16
@beachbride1216: HAHA the first thing I said when I walked out in dress #3 was “I feel like a barbie!” I loved the shape it gave me, but it’s so not me (I don’t like lace) so I got really confused.
@beedazzling: Thank you for the encouragement. I like to shop alone, or with my Fiance (and that obviously isnt happening!)
@TwoCityBride: such good points. I don’t have to walk out and get 3 people’s opinions, and I can spend more time with the consultant finding a dress.
Ladies, you are all awesome 🙂