Post # 1
I can honestly say buying a dress was stressful for me. The pushy sales people, the emphasis everyone seem to keep puting on my dress. I think I kept trying to tell myself it is only a dress. Just a dress to be MARRIED in. Not the end of the world. I kept thinking i thought picking a husband was the bigger concern, but the dress? Really? Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely LOVE my dress. But, did anyone else feel like the pressure of find THE PERFECT dress was overwhelming? I actually had a sales person tell me if you put it on and you don’t know don’t buy it, it isn’t THE dress. Anyone else find dress shopping a bit stressful? Did you feel the pressure of having to find THE dress?
Post # 3
when i went to david’s bridal, the wedding attendant was very pushy and scary, trying to fit me in whatever dress she could find. ones that didn’t fit my criteria, ones that made me look like princess amidala, ones that made me look really, really stiff… you know, with the “OH THAT DRESS IS SO YOU!” kinda pillowtalk.
i eventually got tired of it (after 2 hours of playing barbie! jeebus) and left.
then i went to the bloomingdales down the street and got the dress i tried on first. it was comfy enough, and pretty enough 🙂
Post # 4
You seem like my kind of girl. I actually left the shop where I ended up buying the dress I liked because I had had enough of the lady!. I pulled my mom aside and said not today! I will buy nothing today. I was getting all splotchy and visibly upset. The next time we went in my mom and sis kep her away so I could decide if I liked the dress. It worked because I really did like it.
Post # 5
I cant tell you I made my dress but i remember prom dress shopping for grad and I hated it and I remember getting depress so if that was prom i didnt want to know what I would feel try to find my wedding dress..
Post # 6
Oh my lord. This was me. Totally. It took me 7 months to find a dress. It was too much pressure for me. Between the salespeople, my mother, my family, etc,, dress shopping drove me nuts. I had the same experience with a sales lady here. She asked what I wanted and didn’t want, but didnt listen to a word I said! She pulled dresses that had all the criteria I hated. I walked out of that store in disgust. I was set on not buying anything there just because the saleslady had been such a hassle.
Post # 7
You have to try to block out everyone’s opinions. My mom and sisters all have different taste. It really comes down to the dress I feel great in. And no, I didnt have that moment where I put it on and started crying and giggling. Youre totally normal!!
Post # 8
It was soooo stressful for me. I am still a bit shell shocked by the experience. I never had THE moment, no tears, nothing. Some days I’m like, “its just a dress”, other days I’m like, “Omg, did I pick the right dress, this is so important!”. I think the entire wedding day and the industry surrounding it makes a lot of us go a lil nutty about this stuff 🙂