Post # 1
I am going dress shopping for the first time this weekend! We are just getting the ball rolling on planning and I am very excited, yet nervous!
Do you ladies have any tips on what I should expect for my first time? I don’t want to go in there with no idea what I am doing. 🙂
Post # 3
@Missknicole: Ask to try different silhouettes, a variety of materials and perhaps color. I’d also suggest *not* buying a dress on your first visit – look in other shops and try different designers before committing. Take a water bottle. 🙂
Does the salon allow photos? I was amazed how different the dresses looked on me vs. in a photo.
Is anyone going with you?
Post # 4
@Astra: Thanks for that advice, I hope they allow pictures. It was kind of spur of the moment to make this appointment as they were offering deals at a wedding show I attended in Seattle 🙂 I will be bringing my mom and some friends with me
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church
@Missknicole: Make sure that your hair and makeup look good. The first time I went dress shopping I didn’t think I looked pretty in anything. I honestly think that it was because I had only a little makeup on and my hair was in a ponytail.
I second what PP said about not buying a dress right away. The second shop I went to, there was a dress I loved but I didn’t buy it. By the next day I didn’t like anything about it. I’m so glad I didn’t buy it just because I was excited.
Make sure you wear real underwear. The consultant will most likely be in the room helping you change. Unless you’re comfortable with her seeing you in a thong, you shouldn’t wear one.
Wear a strapless bra. Everything will look weird with hot pink bra straps poking out!
Don’t eliminate anything without trying it (or something similar.) I went in thinking I wanted a sleek satin dress. When I finally was talked into trying something completely different, I realized that I actually loved it!
Good luck! Hope you have so much fun!
Post # 6
@MrsSparkle10: oh thank you! i didn’t even think about my underwear! i will be following that for sure 🙂