(Closed) Dress Shopping Alone?

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I never went dress shopping alone, but I did go with only one other person.  And I think that helped a lot.  This way I ony had one opinion other than mine.

Post # 33
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I liked going by myself. I tried on over 50 dresses and I would’ve felt sorry for anyone who had to put up with me the whole time:) So, I narrowed it down to 2 and brought my sister and mom. They got to choose between the two.

Post # 34
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I prefer to shop (in general) by myself. I may go to a few shops on my own (since all my family and bridal party is 3000 miles away). Im doing some shopping with my sister/MOH Labor Day weekend … if I don’t find something with her, I’ll probably go on my own.

Post # 35
179 posts
Blushing bee

I prefer to shop alone. Even for regular clothes. I just like having privacy and not feeling like I’m taking up someone elses day.

My mom has no interest in my wedding plans. FI’s mom might come with me when I start dress shopping. Probably, I’ll just order something online though and hope for the best.

Post # 36
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I did it and took pictures myself, and it was great!  It was 100% my opinion and my opinion only, and I would do it again in a heart beat.

Post # 37
14 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

I went completely alone, and bought my dress completely alone. My mom ridiculed me when I tried to take her one time and my Maid/Matron of Honor couldn’t care less. I’m excited for my dress to be a surprise to everyone!!

Post # 38
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I always had someone with me. That was just one of those things that I wanted someone else to be there with me for.

Post # 39
4381 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I went with my mom, and it was perfect. She just sat outside, and the consultant dressed me. I think going with a possee of bridesmaids might have made me more nervous, actually.

Post # 40
37 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

I went with bridesmaids and Maid/Matron of Honor the first couple of stores, but one day, I went during my work lunch hour alone to a bridal shop and it was completely fine.  I thought it would be weird since everyone else would have people with them, but it honestly wasn’t.  Because I was alone, I was able to figure out what I liked and not what everyone else liked.  I would recommend going alone to at least one shopping trip.

Post # 40
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I know this is a really old thread but I am currently facing the dilemma of whether to do shopping alone.

There is a bridal shop right by my office and I would love to go in and try some things, but something is stopping me. 

My bridesmaids live in different cities (one is abroad) so I can’t get them all together very easily, and my mum lives an hour away and works a lot so can’t really pop by spontaneously. The main issue is I am impatient and want to try now!

i emailed the woman who owns he shop and asked if she had many solo shoppers expecting a warm welcome, but she basically advised I bring someone as I would have a better experience. 

I don’t have many friends and am starting to get down about it – should I just bite the bullet and book a solo appointment? Or wait until I know I can get my mum over? I’m a bit nervous about the whole thing!

Post # 41
1565 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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nearlymrshill:  You might get more responses if you start your own thread. I was all for suggesting you go alone until I saw what the shop owner said. Sounds like she or her assistants might not want to deal with helping you in and out of dresses. Or perhays they might not allow you to take photos of a yourself in dresses, so maybe she’s concerned that you’ll want to do that to show your family and friends? I don’t know; I’m just speculating here. Otherwise I’m not sure what her objection’s all about. Even with her comment, I’d say to go alone since you have the convenience of the shop right by your work. You can always tell the shop owner you’ll return with your mom once you’ve narrowed down your selections. I can’t imagine that you’re the only bride she’s had come in alone! 

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