Two appointments in one day?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

CeeceeBee:  Commenting to follow! I’m dress shopping for the first time in 2 weeks and have 2 appointments on that day, and then dress shopping one week later and have 2 appointments on that day!

Post # 3
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979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I did the same thing, My mom lives 16 hrs away and was here to visit so we took a day and went shopping. I went to a boutique first (loved it) and thought we found “the” dress. Went to Davids Bridal second, found a dress I liked almost as much but not quite.

I thought it was fun going to both places and being able to compare. I wouldn’t buy on the spot bc like I said, that first day we were fairly certain we found the one. My mom was going to order it and everything. But being sensible, I wanted to sit on it a bit and I went about 2 months later when I visited my mom, and found a dress that about made me tear up. I do intend to modify it to have some of the details that first “it” dress did, but still… had I just went ahead and ordered the first dress, I wouldn’t have been able to customize the dress I am doing and make it uniquely me.

 

So.. unless it’s a sample sale, if you had to order it, I would wait.

Post # 5
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2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

CeeceeBee:  I am a hot mess LOL! I have basically the entire wedding planned and still no dress!! I am SO nervous! I have a ton of inspiration photos on Pinterest, but I don’t know if they are cohesive and I don’t know how to articulate what I want. I keep just saying, “classic” hahaha. I hope the consultants can help! What about you? Do you have anything in mind?

Post # 7
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2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

CeeceeBee:  I’m sure it will be great! We are planning our wedding long distance so I’m just trying to shop while I’m home so that my mom and grandmom can be there 🙂 I’m not so certain I have anything cohesive, either. Maybe I should post a thread about that…hmmmm. 🙂 Best of luck and let us know how it goes!

Post # 8
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979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

CeeceeBee:  I did, but only because it was a discontinued dress and I had to either buy it that day (the sample) or risk not finding it again.

I got 20% off bc it was a sample and the lower price + the quote I got for adding the beading and altering the back like I want it, was still at the same amount that the orderable dress would have been.

Had it not been an “off the rack” sale, I would have likely waited and compared the two again.

I’ll share pics of the different dresses that were contenders for me, I hope you dont mind..

 

 

Post # 10
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716 posts
Busy bee

I’ve done up to 3 appointments in 1 day.  I would definitely suggested at least 1 hour breaks in between each appointment.  I would also suggest not skipping lunch.

Personally, I would suggest listing all the bridal stores that you want to go to and go to every single appointment before you make a decision.  Reflect on your decision over a period of weeks and only purchase after you have given yourself this time to feel confident in your decision.  No Say Yes to The Dress nonsense, no matter how much the consultant pressures you!

Post # 11
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979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

This was the first dress (that I almost ordered). The sample was ivory, I was debating between that and “light gold”. Mori Lee 2601 When it came down to it, I wasn’t in love with the front of the skirt. It seemed to uptight and I’m young (24) and I want our wedding to be “fun”. So there was something about it that just didn’t quite “fit” though it’s a stunning dress.

Dress #2 was the one from Davids Bridal. Again, a gorgeous dress. But I had found out with that first appointment that I really liked the beading, and while I loved the double layers of different lace, this one just didn’t have a “wow” factor to it (but the skirt was much more “playful” and made me want to spin around lol)– Oleg Cassini Off the shoulder Chantilly Lace

and Dress #3 the dress I bought, that I’m going to have some major alterations to combine my favorite elements into the dress of my dreams (adding beading, off the shoulder sleeves, and changing the back from corset to buttons, and of course having it taken in to fit.. which goes along with the closure change.. the pic is actually of the dress as is, 3 sizes to big!) Maggie Sottero Mirabella

Post # 12
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2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

CeeceeBee:  If you LOVE a dress at one store, the store would most likely keep the information down for you and your name. You could call back and order.  I would go to the second shop and just still check the options. 

Post # 13
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979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Oh also, I had a noteable different experience at each appointment, and then went to 2 appointments with my best friend last month and her two appointments were AWFUL compared to mine.

The two boutiques that I went to were both awesome. Though  I had a much better experience with the first.

Davids Bridal the consultant was very non-attentive and I didn’t feel “special” at all.

Have them show you the contender dress with a veil and headpiece if you are planning on wearing them. Also wear your hair up if you intend to wear your hair up for the wedding, the dresses looked very different if I had my hair up/down bc of my neck being exposed or not.

Also, if you are trying on veils and want to compare them, I asked that they put TWO on, next to eachother so I could have one hanging on one side, the other on the other side… and could literally compare them side by side. Both consultants I had do this gave me a weird face and said that they’d never done it… but it seriously was the best idea ever and made the comparison SOOO much easier.

 

Like this

I’m almost a little sad I’m done with my wedding ensemble shopping bc it was SO fun. I should be a wedding dress consultant lol

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Post # 14
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518 posts
Busy bee

I actually had 3 appointments at different stores in one day!  I went to one bridal shop just to get ideas, and fell in love with a dress that was discontinued/last in the store.  I had the store hold it for 24 hours so I could shop around to make sure it was the best option.  When I got home I made 3 appointments for the next day.

The first was in the morning at 10:00am.  The next bridal shop was about 35 minutes away and then we got lunch, which worked out perfectly to get to my next appointment at 1:00.  Then I my third appointment, at a shop just up the street, was at 3:30.  I ended up having some time between appointments 2 and 3.  We got done around 5:00, I believe.  I tried on 4 or 5 dresses at each store.  I had a good experience at each place!

Luckily we were able to take pictures of each dress and compare my options.  I still loved dress #1 the best though!   But I felt a lot better, having tried on about 15-20 other dresses total at that point.  Luckily the first shop was open until 7:00 that night,  so I went back and tried it on one more time.  It will definitely better than anything else I’d tried on that day, and it made me tear up – we bought it right away.

I hope that gives you a good idea/what you wanted to hear!  I think 1.5 hour appointments are perfect.  Have fun and good luck dress shopping! 🙂

Post # 15
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979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Sorry for overtaking your thread!

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