(Closed) Dress Shopping by Yourself –

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I;ve gone by myself numerous times and its been fine.  its nice because you can make up your own mind without other people pushing you, and the level of service completely depends on the store.  most stores though have someone who can help zip  you in if you need the help.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I don’t mind looking by myself if you go somewhere with really helpful salespeople to get you in and out and get you to try diff things on and also don’t go when it’s really busy because you might feel sad if you come out and all these groups are around looking at other brides.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have gone alone and with others, and I have never had my people help me in and out of the dresses. That is kind of their jobs at the salon, you know?

Anyway, I enjoy shopping by myself even just regularly, but it can be fun to share the experience with loved ones. I would probably go with other people in the early stages when you are trying on the broadest variety of styles, but when it comes time to narrow down your decision, I would go alone so you don’t feel pressured. Good luck, and enjoy the experience!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve gone dress shopping by myself twice; it didn’t seem too bad since I’m used to making my own decisions when it comes to clothing.  I should also mention though that I did not buy a dress either time though…

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I didn’t go dress shopping with anyone. I just bought my dress online.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I went by myself to narrow down the selection to my top three choices and then I brought my mom and three of my bridesmaids. It worked out because I didn’t get persuaded into something that wasn’t me, but I still got to have a second opinion that I was making the right choice. Not sure about the kind of store you are going to, but the salespeople got me into the dresses whether I had other people with me or not.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I went dress shopping alone.  My mother is no longer with us and I don’t have any “bridal party” relationships.  I had a helpful consultant at the bridal salon and was able to find a wondeful gown fairly easily. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I went dress shopping by myself a few times and loved it.  All three places that I went to the associate helped me get in and out of the dress.  The place I ended up ordering it from said that she preferred when a bride came by herself for the exact same reason why I went by myself.  We were able to pull dresses that interested me and which she suggested for my body type. I tried them on and was able to get through a bunch more than when I went with friends.  When I found one or two that I really liked, I than brought my friends back for thier thoughts and went from there.  I am not a big fan of shopping and having people come with me to multiple stores and sitting while I tried on numerous dresses just felt selfish. (please no one take offense to that – it’s just how I felt).  But I do have to admit I can’t wait until my Future Sister-In-Law is engaged so that I can hopefully join her to shop for her dress…..now love seeing all the differant options.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I went by myself and that is actually when I found my dress.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I went dress shopping by myself, and when I think I found my dress, I told my mom to come to with me and look at it before I purchased it.

The sales persons job is to help you get into the dress, zip you up etc….

So youre not crazy if you want to go a lone, although a fresh set of eyes and opinion is always good.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had to shop by myself both for my first wedding and this one. Gotta say, some stores just didn’t even take me seriously. Especially the first time around, when I was young. I walked out of many “good” bridal shops because they assumed I was just bored and fantasizing. Piss me off!

But I did, eventually, find the perfect dress- both times. It was kind of nice to make the choice all on my own 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I am a HUGE advocate of going shopping for your dress by yourself. I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of bringing people with me at first anyway because I knew they would all have a different opinion. My mom hates shopping, so I didn’t want to drag her to dress shop after dress shop because I knew I wouldn’t get the raction out of her I was expecting (seriously, even though shes the mother of the bride). My maids and I are really close, but all different people.

I took my mom & maids shopping at first, but I found they would really like dresses that I wasn’t feeling or vice versa. Also, even though they are lovely I found I couldnt think for myself w/out getting their opinions.

So, finally I took a day off work and hit 3 dress shops by myself. I found my dress! It was a very practical decision too…I mean what was I going to do, bawl, giggle, and have a moment by myself? Ummmm No. I was more like “oh, this is it. Cool. Humm. Yep.”

The ladies at the store mentioned to me that most brides who come by themselves make the best decisions because they are thinking for themselves.

I’m actually kinda excited now because no one…including the groom will have seen me in the dress before the wedding day 🙂

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I tried both, and while it was really fun with friends and family, it was calming and nice to shop a couple of times by myself, plus I was able to evaluate dresses in a more objective manner, which was good. Give it a try, you can always bring friends along next time, you don’t have to go only once!

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