Nervous to try on dresses :(

posted 3 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Don’t worry so much!  Wedding dress shopping is much different from regular shopping, because it’s more exciting, AND you have a consultant helping you!  It’s their job to help you feel your best. I would advise not going to David’s Bridal, though, because I’ve had bad experiences there.  Everywhere else I went, they were pretty nice and helpful.  Also, don’t go during the busiest times. Try to stick to weekdays and mornings.  Bring a friend or family member, but don’t bring too many people.  Good luck!  I bet you’ll have fun.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I had a wonderful experience at David’s Bridal they were very kind and helpful and listened to what I wanted and didn’t want.  When I went to other bridal shops they wouldn’t listen to me and were not nearly as helpful.  I ended up getting my dress at David’s Bridal.  I am not your size or height but shopping for me too has always been very frustrating because I always need such a large size and I was surprised at how many dresses that I could fit into or come close to fitting into.  I can just advise you to keep an open mind, stay relaxed, enjoy and you will know when you find the right one.  Even try on some that you may not think you would like just to find out.  I got goose bumps when I found the dress.  Good Luck and have fun!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I also had a great experience at David’s Bridal, at least the second time.  I’d recommend going on a weekday.  They will have more time to pamper you.  Weekends are crazy, but if you go during a weekend I think you’ll have fun.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

katrinalyn2010:  Friday is good! Especially mid-day! I’ve gone a couple of times (pick up dress, etc) on Friday nights and shops are still dead.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

katrinalyn2010:  I’m almost your same size! 5’2″, 12, 34E, and it was great for me!  During normal shopping trips you don’t have someone picking out clothes for you and helping you into them!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

katrinalyn2010:  Mermaid!  Work your curves 🙂

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

katrinalyn2010:  I wore heels on my wedding day but even without them when I was trying on dresses I didn’t think it was odd.  Sottero and Midgley lets you order a petite size for free!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’m no expert but…to be slightly vulgar, I WISH I was a size 14 with huge ol’ boobies! Maybe it’s the plight of heavier chicks with “meh” size boobies! I’m sure you’ll look great!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

katrinalyn2010:  I am also a size 14 and did not enjoy dress shopping.

Would you consider having a dress made? Mine was made by a seamstress in Florida. I sent her my measurements, picked my fabric and style, and it fits beautifully. I don’t have a picture of myself in it yet, but this is what it looks like (will be ivory, not pink). Here is the link to her shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MissBrache Good luck!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

katrinalyn2010:  My very first/last wedding-dress shopping was at David’s Bridal on 3/15/14. I went by myself because I didn’t need or want a lot of different opinions on something as important as my wedding dress. I was very skeptical because I’m 5′ 9″ and I wear a size 14, but  I had an incredibly amazing experience.  My consultant was very pleasant and knowledgeable.  She and I gathered ten (10) dresses for me to try on.  She was well prepared with my bra size, slip & veil options.  She treated me like a princess. I fell in love with dress #8 and lost all desire to try on the last two dresses. My camera went completely dead and she even took pictures with her cell phone of me in dress #8 and text them to me…who does that! I ordered my dress and left DB floating on Cloud 9!!!!!

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