(Closed) Dress Shopping Anxiety

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wasn’t anxious until I got in the store and was overwhelmed with the feeling that every dress was gorgeous and I was liking things that I told myself I definitely didn’t want.  I think the thing you should keep in mind when you get into it is that #1: Not everyone has that feeling of “Ah hah! This is my dress” and that’s ok.  #2. focus on how the dress makes you feel and choose the one that feels most like you.  

I ended up going again by myself after I looked with my mom and some friends.  This let me focus more on what I was thinking and feeling and I wasn’t worried about what they thought or letting them sway me.  I’m so glad I did that or I’m sure I wouldn’t have found the dress I did and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  

Enjoy the day! 

Post # 19
1472 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just made an appointment about a minute ago and I felt it too! Especially because my mom is flying in from out of town to come shopping with me. That’s a lot of pressure to find a dress! I’ve been watching way too much Say Yes to the Dress, haha, it puts the pressure on!

@noenyu: Good luck with your shopping! Enjoy it, I’m sure you will have a great time.

Post # 20
18 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was so nervous at first too. I’m still in the process of looking myself. I was nervous at my first appointment but after I started trying on gowns, I totally relaxed and just had a great time, even though I didn’t find my dream gown that appointment.

Once you go through your first appointment, you’ll become familiar with the process. Just relax and smile. The right dress is out there for you.

Just a tip – if you have a specific budget – give it to the salesperson up front. I’d also recommend asking the price of each dress you try on as well. I had a saleslady sneak in a $500 (!!!) overbudget dress on me but I didn’t realize until I had tried it on. I was very depressed because it was like a dream dress for me. I still believe I’ll find something similar to it though, so I’ll keep my chin up. 🙂

Post # 22
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Once you get going, it gets so much better. It is the first big reality that it’s reallly happening! Just try to enjoy it because when it’s over you’ll miss it!

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