(Closed) Dress Shopping Alone-

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Start looking now. My dress only took 10 weeks to arrive even with customizing it. But some designers take longer. My dress is from 2008 too. Most shops keep the best liked dress samples  for years, not months.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

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Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@countrylove:  Not crazy at all.  It definitely helps to have someone there with you, but I found a couple of really nice ladies who worked in some of the bridal shops who were really helpful.  Some of them were also very pushy so if you get one of those, don’t give in!  I also found that it took me a few trips to find what I really wanted & I couldn’t get it out of my head until I finally tried things on.  So I’d definitly just give it a shot.  Good luck!!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

I had the BEST time dress shopping alone.  I also snuck pics of dresses in the dressing room when the consultant stepped out ๐Ÿ™‚  That really helped.  If you find a salon that allows you to take pictures, definitely head there.

I don’t see any reason to not start looking!  FWIW, my dress only took 3 months to arrive (they said it would take 6).

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I think you should definitely shop without your mom, if she’s not excited about your engagement she’s probably not going to be excited about the wedding dress and it sounds like she may make your experience a negative one.

As for when to shop, I see no problem with shopping now.  I bought mine 9 months out and it took just over 3 months to come in, some designers will take longer, some will be quicker but right now you don’t know what you want – so the sooner the better IMO.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I found my dress alone. My Maid/Matron of Honor and a friend had gone with me to a few apts. However I went to a few apts myself and that is when I found my dress.  I agree with the PP start shopping now.  My dress took almost 6 months to come in and it was a dress from a older collection to. 

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I found my dress alone. My Maid/Matron of Honor and a friend had gone with me to a few apts. However I went to a few apts myself and that is when I found my dress.  I agree with the PP start shopping now.  My dress took almost 6 months to come in and it was a dress from a older collection to. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@countrylove:  “my wedding is 9/14/13″ Me too ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I already have my dress, but I started RIGHT away because I wanted to buy my dress preowned and wanted plenty of time to have it shipped to me and potentially me returning it after and trying again with another seller. But my first dress worked like a charm so I had my dress hanging in a closet within a month of being engaged. I saved a lot of money by going down this road, but my shopping was all online and solo. But after having my bridesmaids try on dresses with even just a small crowd, I realized that buying my dress alone was the right choice for me.  


But I agree with everyone else, start shopping. At the very least you should establish what type of look you’re going for, and what shapes look best on your body type right away. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would start looking now…afterall what will it hurt? My Maggie Sottero gown I had to order and it takes 5 months for them to make but from the shipping and stuff its turning into 6 months!

You should be ok…no worries! I found my dress shopping with my Sister (my Mom was out of town which is pretty usual for her). I showed her a pic later of it…but it wasn’t a make or break deal on her opinion as I am paying for my wedding on my own.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am going all by myself this weekend and actually looking forward to it although I value my mom’s opinion, Ihave found her and BM’s have not been very helpful. I agree that you still probably have lots of time to order but I think you should definitely narrow down what you are looking for.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@lovelyduckie- I wish my dress wasn’t BRAND NEW and had been out a while to find it USED!

Pros of getting brand new is I have yet to see ANYONE walk down the aisle with it. (I have yet to see this dress ANYWHERE online…I think the EARLIEST someone could of had one would have been this September even ordering it the DAY IT WAS RELEASED)!

Cons I couldnt save money and buy used.   ๐Ÿ™

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Definitely start looking! I did some solo shopping to help narrow things down and it was very helpful. 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My wedding is Sept 7, 2013 and I started looking a month ago.  I’d been quietly stalking this one dress for months that happened to go on sale (50% off, so I just HAD to go!) and it ended up looking great, so I bought it.  First and only dress I tried on.  Now I have this wedding dress in my closet that I have to walk by every day for a year before the wedding but do feel a heavy weight has been lifted off me because I found the dress.  I hear it does take a couple months for alterations, so just plan accordingly. Also, leave the momzilla at home!

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