Post # 1
I’m going to go try on some wedding dresses at David’s Bridal tomorrow…it’s my 1st time….I have an appointment. I am a little bit nervous. One thing I am a little bothered by, is that I am very petite, and worried that they will only have really large dresses to try on, so it will be pretty hard to imagine what it would really look like on me! … Any tips for first timers trying on dresses?
Post # 3
@starry: The samples usually only come in one size. Also make sure you sneek a pic of you in the dress and compare them before you buy…
Post # 4
Take a camera and pen and paper. You’ll want to take pictures of you in the dress and also remember what the names are. You’ll probably be surprised about what looks good on you and what does not.
Post # 5
Also don’t worry about it not fitting you. They have clothespins that go on the back of the dress so you get a general idea.
Post # 6
Write down style numbers and don’t believe your David’s Bridal sales consultant when they tell you “Oh, don’t worry.. I’ll write this all down for you!” because mine said that and she totally didn’t follow through. She got an attitude with me when she figured out I wasn’t ready to buy a dress that day (I told her it was my very first time trying on wedding dresses and I wasn’t ready to commit) and she even left me in a dress on a pedestal for like 15 minutes and disappeared somewhere. Maybe she thought if I spent enough time in the mirror I would decide to buy the dress eventhough it was out of the price range I gave her at the beginning of the appointment lol. At the end of the appointment I ended up buying one of the $99 dresses I tried on (wasn’t sure if I really loved it at the time I bought it, but I figured I could always sell it on ebay). My consultant was visibly disappointed that I was buying a $99 dress (she basically ripped the dress off me, bagged it up and disappeared without saying another word to me). The $99 dress I got has grown on me, and I’ll be wearing it for my wedding (it actually looks very similar to an expensive designer gown I saw in another bridal shop).. but I’m NOT a big fan of David’s Bridal in general.
Post # 7
This is probably too late now, but I would second the notion to bring in a list of what you like and be firm about budget. Most people here have had bad experiences at David’s, but I just bought my dress from them after a great experience. A lot depends on your consultant and store, I think. I was allowed to try on sample dresses in my size, and then they ordered me a new dress when I made up my mind. (I didn’t buy the day I first looked; I came back with a friend a week later and tried it again before I bought) She gave me zero attitude about not getting any accessories, and she was very nice to my bridesmaid who tried on some things as well.
They will probably give you a catalog. You can mark down what you tried on in the catalog, and then match that up with pictures of you, if writing everything down seems stressful.
Post # 8
Make sure that you try on all types of dresses even ones that you aren’t sure of. The worst that can happen is that you don’t like them.