(Closed) To shop or not that is the quesiton…

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@pec1216: I think that is a great idea. Because that’s what I want to do also. LOL! I want to try on dresses without anyone telling what they think and making unhappy faces at me.

I say go for it!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

To shop.

I went dress shopping alone the first time.  The advantage was definitely being able to figure out things I liked and didn’t like without anyone else telling me how I felt.  I did however want some opinions on the dress before I purchased, so about a month after I went by myself I went shopping again with mom, grandma and dad.  If you think your mom will be upset that you went without her the first time, then just ‘neglect’ to mention it. 😉  Have fun!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Shop!!! I never had any females go shopping with me. My fiance did and it probably save a lot of headaches! It seems to me that when other people go with you they want you to have the dress they want to see you in and not the one you are comfortable. I would still take them obviously but I would tell them look I like this style and not this style. Happy shopping!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@pec1216: Great idea, I went with just my mom the first time to see what styles would look best, and when my best friend got engaged, just the two of us went for the same reason.

I would keep it to just David’s Bridal, since they have every style of dress you can imagine. Since you’re technically only researching styles, you won’t need to go to a bunch of stores :).

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@pec1216: I’m thinking of doing the exact same thing. Got engaged over labor day and my mom is coming to visit/dress shop in 2 weeks. However, she’ll only be here for long enough to go to 2 salons, so I was thinking about going to the David’s Bridal in the city and trying some stuff on first to get an idea of how things look on me.

But there’s also a part of me that wants my mom to be there with me for the first time I EVER put on a wedding dress.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I only went once and just took my mom, for the same reason. I didnt want to bring FMIL, FSIL, sisters, aunts, bmaids, or anyone else. I knew it would be very easy and no fussiness with just my mom. I am SO glad I did it that way. If you are worried about stressing over dress shopping with all of those people there, then why bring them along? Good luck on dress shopping! It is VERY exciting!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@KatNYC2011: I agree. I could not imagine trying on any wedding dresses for the first time without my mom being there. It takes away from part of the experience to have already gone once by yourself.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would just go to David’s Bridal.  They have a great variety of styles, so you’ll get an idea.  The other bridal shops are more likely to remember you specifically if you go back.  So I’d save the other bridal shops for mom and step-mom.  Try not to stress!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I say shop for sure! I wanted to try on dresses I liked without any input so I didn’t end up with something that my mom loved, or fam loved, and it wasn’t me. I would say go to David’s and one other local shop. That way you can compare the different gown qualities and see more fabrics. I went to David’s yesterday to try on a dress I really liked and honestly (no offense to anyone there) it was the only one I liked. The others just didn’t have that vintage or romantic fabric texture that I wanted.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Sounds like a good plan to me!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I went alone at first and I’m glad I did.  There is a lot of pressure to please other people.  I think going to get an idea of what you like is great just make sure you tell yourself you absolutely won’t commit to buy anything that day. 

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