(Closed) Buying a wedding dress you have never tryed on?

posted 9 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 17
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I just purchased my gown last week without ever trying it on. I couldnt find it in any bridal shop although they carried the line and couldnt find any real bride pics online. But it was just too gorgeous to pass up. I did try on one slightly similar and that sealed the decision for me. It wont be in til June though, I cant wait to try it on. I say if is your dream dress, if you just cant get it out of your mind, go for it–its the one!

Post # 18
26 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

HelloHello my dear


I did something similar, I went to bridal shops to try on a few things and between that and what I know generally suits my shape I contacted a company to make me my dress which had all the elements I dreamed of, thus I hadn’t technically seen it or tried it on!! It was nerve wracking not getting to see it and try it on exactly however; I saw photos of it beforebit arrived and cried the first time I tried it on as it was unique and the dress of my dreams. It was also less of a risk as going straight to the suppliers who made the dress rather than paying overheads for someone’s shop rent saved me not just on alterations as it was already made to measure but also meant I got a top quality unique dress at less than 10% of the retail price. I couldn’t imagine a better dress for me, and it sounds like you have found yours too. My adive is contact a dress maker, she can advise you if there are any slight alterations you may need to make to make it perfect for your shape, you can personalise it, and worst case if you don’t love it (though I’m sure u will if you get the right dressmaker/supplier) you won’t have wasted too and be feel guilt free 🙂 enjoy the process you deserve to feel beautiful and live your dream 🙂 

Post # 19
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I swore I wouldn’t do this but I did it. 

Post # 20
4346 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

One last thing is to be completely honest about your measurements. I would hate for it to come in a little too small. And make sure you’re ordering to accomodate the largest measurement, its pretty much inevitable that one of the measurements will be for a smaller size than the others. Its much easier to alter down than up.

Post # 21
1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

This happen to me. I fell in love with one dress. I mean head over heels in love with it. I could not try it on. They did not have a my size in a sample. They had a dress 4x smaller. I was told to use my imagination. I said screw it! I ordered it and rocked it at my wedding!!! I loved my dress. I know my body and i know my curves. This dress even made me look smaller! I ordered the Fiorella by maggie sottero

Post # 22
8 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve been considering it. I’ve been looking all over for Mori Lee 1813, but nobody has it where I live! I’ve tried on some similar, but I’m just not sure… I’m hoping to find it a couple hours away in a bigger city, but I might just bite the bullet if I can’t find it.

Post # 23
2413 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

A little risky. Most of my friends have said that they picked a dress then LOVED and tried it on and they hated it and ended up with something they never thought they’d have…

Post # 24
3450 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just did this, because the dress I wanted from David’s Bridal was not available in store.  I’m a little nervous about it.  We’ll see what happens though!

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