(Closed) Bridal Store Depression

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I wanted to let you know I love the alfred angelo on you with the beading although it hurt ;/  I think the shape is great on you with the empire A-line.. Did you ask if they could do anything to alter the beading under your arm so it wouldn’t bother you.. Just a thought 🙂

Post # 4
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You know, if you feel like this right now – I would just take a step back and try to focus on other things for a while. If you’re stressed about not having a dress yet, ‘m getting married in August and I don’t have mine either! I’m sure we will both end up married and happy and those people saying your marriage won’t succeed because your fiance was with you were just nasty and rude!

Post # 5
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I liked the simple gown on you.  It gives you a nice shape plus you can embellish it to your liking however you want, like a blank canvas.

Post # 6
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve never seen the 4th one down, which I think you said was the “snow” dress. I think its stunning on you!! Talk to a consultant and see if the arm can be altered at all so it’s more comfy.


Honestly, I 1000% know how you feel. I have to run to a meeting so I can’t type long but just don’t beat yourself up too much about feeling that way dress shopping. Honestly, it’s more normal thank you think!

Post # 7
889 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Diplomat Country Club

I love snow white on you 🙁

Post # 8
2755 posts
Sugar bee

I love you in Snow White! I’m sorry your experience has been frustrating. When I was planning my wedding, I only went to two places but had such DRASTICALLY different experiences – one salon was kind, helpful and helped me find several GORGEOUS dresses in my 22/24 size to try on. The other salon, both salesgirls on the floor all but ignored me, kept walking away to stand and talk to each other and wouldn’t help me try anything on (which resulted in a horribly embarrassing moment when I got stuck in a gown and had to have my friend come help me get it off. It may have ripped a bit… oops!)

I hope you have better luck. Don’t get discouraged! You will find the perfect dress. I’m a LOT bigger than you, and if I could find stuff that worked on my body you definitely will 🙂


Post # 9
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@Miss Moxy:  It sounds like you’re in the NYC area, right?

Would you be able to make it to the Brides Against Breast Cancer event in NY on Feb. 3? They are a great alternative to a bridal shop:

– They have gowns in the full range of sizes, so you can try on stuff that will actually fit;

– Some of the gowns are pre-owned, some are brand-new donations from designers and shops

– They are very affordable – even the brand-new gowns are sold at a significant discount off retail

– The money goes to a good cause

– The volunteers who staff the events are *wonderful*. They are very helpful and make for a fun, enjoyable experience

– They also have volunteer seamstresses helping out in the fitting rooms. They can give you advice about what possibilities each gown has for alterations, etc., if you find something you like but it needs a little tweaking.

If you can make it, I think you should totally check out their event! Good luck!

Post # 10
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yes, you look AMAZING in Snow White! I’m so sorry you felt this way during your appointments but I just wanted to say that I know how you feel and that you WILL be a stunning bride!

Post # 12
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Aw! Sorry you’re not finding more that you like. I tried on tons of dresse before I found something that would work for me. It was super frustrating. But my best advice (in all aspects of wedding planning) is don’t compare yourself with other brides. You are your own and you are awesome. Relish your individuality and find what suits you best.

Personally, I think the second and third one give you best the hourglass figure and I think they both look awesome. The first one does as well, but I can’t really see your figure since you’re sitting. Could you maybe go the custom route and model it after that one since it’s out of your price range?

Post # 14
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I agree, I LOVE the Snow White! You are totally rockin’ that dress! It looks amazing on you!

Post # 15
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I love the first alfred angelo… too bad it hurt! your dress should be comfortable…

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