What's the best way to look for a wedding dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

what i did was look through magazines and see which designers i liked. Most designers you will find have a particular style or just a special something that they do. find what speaks to you and go from there. 

My favorite wedding magazine is Real Simple Weddings, they dont have many dress advertisements but have fabulous planning ideas. For dresses i would check martha stewart weddings or brides. 

Post # 4
4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I looked online and had one in the back of my mind that was my “dream dress” I’d use for inspiration, as there was no way I’d be able to afford it.

We were out looking at dresses one day, not intending to buy, and this store just happened to have my dress in stock…and on sale.

I’m sure alot of gals know what they want to try on right down to the style number, but I’d actually go try on lots of styles, in case one surprises you.

Post # 5
2657 posts
Sugar bee

I started by looking through magazines to generally see what styles and designers I liked and then I started searching more online.  WeddingWire has a good dress gallery and I don’t think you need to sign up to view larger images.  I also like that you can search for dresses in a certain style and price range on their website.  I noticed that I kept clicking on certain designers over and over, so I eventually went directly to their websites to view their full collections.

And remember to keep an open mind about dress shopping.  You may find that some dresses you like from the pictures but you don’t like as much in person, whereas other dresses look really good on you that you may not have picked out from magazines originally 🙂

Post # 6
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@rebeccaj:  of course look through magazines but the best way it to try on all sorts of styles until you find the one.

i went with the intention of getting a simple a-line and ended up falling in love with a mermaid lace dress. who knew?

Post # 7
49 posts
  • Wedding: December 2013

What I did was first figure out what dress shops I planned to check out and went to their websites. From those websites you can see full pictures of the dresses they carry – at least the ones I checked out! It was very helpful Smile

Post # 8
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

theknot.com has some nice pictures, you do have to sign up, but I just used my wedding email.  By the way, if you haven’t done so yet, create an email account JUST for wedding stuff.  That way, you won’t have it cluttering up your real email, and you can keep everything organized!

Post # 9
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I went to a sample sale, tried on 11 dresses, and loved the last one and bought it….$300…best way in my opinion 😉

Post # 10
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve watched a lot of Say Yes to the Dress and I found the Gown.  I like that they tell you the designer and price in most cases.  I’ve made notes of the ones I liked and then gone to the designer websites and searched to find things I like – then when I go to try on dresses those will be my inspiration.  

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