(Closed) Dress shopping appt. soon: tips?!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

Since you have a lot of ideas, I say let the people at the shop pick based on the information you give them.  I would recommend also telling them about your wedding location and any themes.  Good shops are great at picking.  Just relax and enjoy the appointment. 

Post # 4
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Try on lots of different types of dresses even if you aren’t sure about them on the hanger.  I was terrified of a mermaid style dress but now after getting married and seeing all these beautiful girls with hips in mermaid dresses, I wish I had tried a few on.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I second the comment about trying on things outside of what you think you might want. Some dresses REALLY surprised me.

Also, Enzoani is probably my favorite designer I’ve tried on. They just FEEL good on the body–they feel like they nip you in at all the right places ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Try different shapes, take pix if they let you, and wear conservative underwear ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I would not have thought about what underwear I was wearing. That’s a good tip.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Bring someone along whose oppinion you value and don’t think that you need to pick the dress at the first appointment. I agree that you should try different types of dresses to see which styles you like the best. Make sure to bring/wear a strapless bra and bring a camera so you can take pictures.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Pics helped me most. Try to find someplace that will let you so you can look at yourself in the dresses outside of the sales-pressure environment.

And going by myself was essential. Try to visit a a few times..sometimes with close friends or BMs, and then by yourself so you can get feedback but can also feel what’s right for you outside of the social-pressuree environment.

<<blush>> I never remembered to wear conservative underwear at my bridal shop appts. (I assume conservative means not thongs?) None of the bridal consultants flinched, though. Seemed like everyday business to them and it never even occurred to me to be outside the norm… but now that I see it mentioned a few times, if I could go back, maybe I’d wear a pair of boyshorts?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

haha… The reason I mention the underwear is because the first time I went dress shopping, I had some privacy to step into the dress first and just have the consultant zip me up, so my underwear didn’t matter.  The second time I went shopping was to a smaller boutique where the consultant was in there the whole time, and I was wearing a lacy thong with minimal coverage.  She didn’t bat an eye, but I was still mortified!  ๐Ÿ˜›

Have fun shopping.  Can’t wait to see pix!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Try your consultants pick!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I suggest going into the shop wearing makeup and your hair in a way that makes you feel confident and beautiful.  When you put on the dress for you and you have the makeup and hair going too, it will all come together and really feel like a “moment”.

Post # 16
Hostess
23620 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

My dress ended up being my consultant’s pick!  Seriously, nothing like anything I dreamed of.  But I fell in love with how I looked in it.  I think a consultant, as an outsider, knows what is going to look best on your body.  It  just depends on if you fall in love with the dress!

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