(Closed) Did you pick out your dress alone?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you pick out your wedding dress alone?
    yes : (26 votes)
    42 %
    no : (36 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 3
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I found mine in a magazine. I did the whole dress shoppping thing with a few friends and my sister but they didn’t have my dress there. I knew the only way I could afford the dress was to buy it online used, so I did. I had my friend and my fiance look over the listing, but I made the decision to buy it without trying it on and without seeing it in person first. So in some ways I did buy my dress by myself. I would take one close female friend with you to take pictures and keep you company.

    Post # 4
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I went alone, and although it would have been nice having someone there, im glad in the end I went alone. I really got what I wanted and didn’t have to worry about anyone elSe’s opinion. 

    Post # 5
    2286 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    My mom was wig me but I wish I had been alone. Slassi a true passive aggressive southern woman. One minute was beautiful, the next she is ignoring me to look at MOB dresses or she is telling me I should lose weight. If no one will be supportive just to by yourself.

    Post # 7
    3692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I went alone, but still with Darling Husband had been willing to go with me.  He wanted to be surprised at the wedding.  

    Post # 8
    11270 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    the first time i tried on dresses, i went alone.  the next time (different shop) i brought my now husband with me.  i trust his judgement.  when i narrowed it down to 3, i brought my son, who was my man of honour.  he enjoyed coming and being part of the process.

    Post # 9
    4755 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    no… but no one had any influence on my dress but me. Even if my mom hated it I would have smiled and said yes anyhow.

    Post # 10
    1585 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Kinda sorta. I HATE clothing shopping and making things all about me, so I didn’t want to take my mother and bridesmaids dress shopping for 2 hours without ANY idea of what we were going for.


    So I tried on dresses once with one of my bridesmaids when she came south to visit me. Then I went out on my own to a local boutique where they ordered the dress I eventually ended up with. So I had it in my mind and tried it on alone first, but I didn’t make up my mind or make any decisions until they were with me.

    Post # 11
    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I went shopping on my own, then brought DS and my Mom with me for a second appointment to confirm that it was “the dress”. I already knew it was my dress, but I wanted to involve them in the process. I rather enjoyed shopping alone. That’s how I normally shop for clothes, so it felt natural to me.

    Post # 12
    1415 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    No, my mom and sisters were there 

    Post # 13
    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m not sure how to answer! 🙂  I went with 3 bridesmaids but when it was time to *choose*, it was me that made the decision.  My girls were super and very supportive but I still got the “are you sure?” and “do you want to sleep on it first?”, which is great advice.  But once I knew, I knew.  I said that’s the one and ordered it right then and there.

    Post # 14
    34 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The thought of having my mom,and/or well-meaning,but very particular friends,all chiming in with their opinions..not for me:-) I def do not want an audience when I try things on,makes me anxious,and feel like I’m trying to please too many ppl. I went myself to Saks 5th ave to try stuff on,but ended up ordering my dress online from Nordstroms.

    Post # 15
    1081 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with going alone. I know I have a weird shape and would never be able to just order a dress without trying it on… and I definitely would have gone alone to try dresses on if no one else could (or wanted to) come with me.

    I made a LOT of dress shopping trips. Most of my trips I only brought one friend at a time.

    I always wanted to remember “the day I found THE dress” as being a special one, so when I thought I narrowed down my choices, I invited my two aunts, three friends, and my fiance’s aunt. After I made a decision, we were supposed to all go meet my Dad and Grandma for lunch to celebrate. That trip was horrible though – family drama (unrelated to dresses) made the mood tense and uncomfortable and I wound up spending most of the day crying. That day was so awful that I completely gave up on both of the dresses I had been trying to decide between, and gave up even looking for a dress for several months..

    Eventually I tried again (again bringing just one friend at a time). When I thought I narrowed it down again, I brought one aunt and my grandma. I still couldn’t decide. So I brought my Dad. I don’t know how many brides bring their dad for input on dress shopping, but my mother passed away a few years ago, and I’ve always been a daddy’s girl, so I wanted him to be a part of it. People looked at us a little funny, so I guess it’s unusual but I didn’t care. 


    And I ended up choosing the dress my Dad liked the best anyway! I should have brought him with me sooner. Haha.

    Post # 16
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Sorta.  I ordered one online from Macy’s and tried it on by myself (FI doesn’t want to see until the day of).  I really liked it, so I showed a few friends plus my mom and dad – they all liked it a lot, so it was nice to get their 2 cents while I’m making the decision (cause the dress is returnable for 6 months).

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