(Closed) Trying on dresses for the first time tomorrow… advice?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think you got yourself covered! I wore my hair up in a bun, because i think/thought I was going with an updo, so maybe wearing your hair how you think you’ll wear it on WD would be a good idea

have fun!!! remember, even if you don’t find it tomorrow,  you will find a dress that is perfect for you!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think you have everything covered! Definitely, definitely take lots of pictures. They all start to run together after a while so it really helps to have a picture to remind you. Not to mention some dresses look great in person and not so great in pictures, which is defintely something to consider. Also definitely be open to trying on different styles.

Don’t be nervous about your figure! Wedding dresses are often times very forgiving. And I think you should have plenty of time without paying rush fees. GOOD LUCK!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Stay calm and have FUN! I’m a street size 14 and there was plenty to try on especially at David’s Bridal. I ended up with a Maggie Sottero dress with a corset back and let me tell you after they lace it up I did NOT look like a 14! 

Don’t go in with a preconceived notion of what will look best and be open to trying on all types of dresses!

Good luck and trust that whether it is tomorrow or another day you WILL find your dress.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ditto on the comment about being open to trying all sorts of styles and cuts.  I wouldn’t have thought it when I first started looking, but after several dresses, I discovered that I looked best in lace.  Who would have known!?!?!?  Also, keep in mind that if you like the basics of a dress, some lines will let you customize necklines, trim, etc.  And, play with sashs, ribbons, belts, flowers, and other fun accessories for different looks.  A little something extra sometimes makes such a difference.  Good luck!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Definitely try on some styles you never thought you would like. You might be in for quite a surprise! I thought for sure I would buy a sleeveless sheath…and ended up with an A-line. Thought I wanted lace, and didn’t like that at all. You just don’t know until you try on!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Sounds like you’re pretty much covered.

Just make sure you HAVE FUN!  And do NOT feel pressured to buy.  Seriously, walk away if they really pressure you.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

GOOD LUCK!

that is so exciting. i hope things go great and you fall in love with one 🙂 yay dresses!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh good luck! I was really nervous too about trying on dresses- I put it off for about 4 months and was actually dreading going because I am bigger than most sample sizes. Or so I thought, they had a wide range of sizes that I was able to try on. I enjoyed it soooo much and after four months, actually putting a dress on… it hit me that I was going to be a bride!

Good luck, relax and have fun! Most importantly do NOT get discouraged!! There are bound to be some dresses that don’t look right but your dress IS out there!

Let us know if you find her tomorrow!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My best advice is to pick 10 completely different dresses to start with, try each one on, and note how the shape of the dress works with your body.  You’ll learn what type of dress is best for you, and that will help you narrow down your choices afterward.

I made the mistake of insisting on one style of dress and completely ignoring all others.  I went to several stores and tried on so many dresses but didn’t find “the one” until I finally saw it online, of all places.  I would never have picked my dress off the rack because it’s a mermaid style and I had been dead set against mermaids.  As it turned out, the mermaid style was actually the best thing for my body!  I could have been trying on all these great dresses the whole time if I had kept an open mind from the beginning.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

So exciting! I would bring some shoes! Bringing my own shoes made me much more confertable!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh yeah, and when you see a dress that you think is “the one” try a veil with it!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

don’t buy the first day or let them pressure you into buying.  Take the night to think about it if you think you found the one.  

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