(Closed) Any advice (dress decisions)?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well when my sister was shopping for her dress, she had 3 or 4 that were her favourites, and one that she liked in particular. She invited all the BMs and of course our mom – and did a little fashion show in the salon. Turned out her favourite, was not our favourite. BUT the one after – as soon as she walked out of the dressing room, everyone went "ooooooh – THAT’S IT!" Sometimes it helps to have some 2nd, 3rd, and 4th opinions!

Post # 4
372 posts
Helper bee

I would try another salon, just so you are not wondering for another year!  I wanted to buy one of the dresses at the first place I tried them on at, and a girlfriend convinced me to keep looking.  At first I was really annoyed with her, but when I went out again I found an even better dress at a lower price. (Though I’m still sleeping on it).  

Post # 6
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

It looks beautiful one you, but you’re in no hurry, so take your time and try a few more on.  I have a feeling a lot of dresses are going to look amazing on you!

Post # 8
11824 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Your wedding isn’t until Summer of 2010?  I would recommend waiting a bit before you buy a dress.  Especially since you didn’t have strong feelings that this dress is the one.  Give it some time and let some of your other planning come together before you commit!  By the way, it looks great on you!

Post # 9
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I wold say def keep looking around if you dont love it. You’ve got plenty of time to really shop around to know if that is the best dress for you. And know that not everyone ahs a "Ah-ha!" choir of angels singings "The ooooneeee!!!" moment. I didnt. I put on my dress, was pleasantly surprised, thought it was fun and pretty "me".  Then I wandered around the store and helped other brides to be and offered my opinions etc. 90 minutes later, when my mom pointed out how long I had been in the dress, I started thinking "but I like my dress".  MY dress…. which i refused to take off for more than an hour. hmm…  I hit up a few more shops and kept comparing them to "my dress". A month later I decided that "my dress" was great, and ordered it.  I never had a THE ONE moment, and never regretted my dress.

Post # 11
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m fearful that I’ll be in the same boat as you.  I have a feeling that I’ll be trying on quite a few dresses before I find the one. I would say go to another salon and look around.  You look gorgeous in the dress but it’s a big investment and you don’t want to rethink your decision after you’ve already bought the dress.  

Post # 12
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would definitely go to another bridal store to try on some more dresses. I think that it will provide the reassurance that you need to make such a big purchase.

Post # 13
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would keep looking. I had the same issue with my first time shopping. I found the Casablanca 1900 and fell in LOVE, but when I went the next weekend I found THE dress… the Maggie sottero COCO. It was tough, but the COCO had a WOW factor the 1900 just didn’t.


Keep looking. I even plan on going AGAIN soon… just to be sure, but I can tell you I had the IT feeling with the COCO… I would have ordered it then and there if I had the money.




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