(Closed) Dress Shopping – Everything you hoped it would be?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
42 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

I loved my experience!!! The only weird thing was that you’re totally undressed in front of the lady. But who cares? She’s probably seen hundreds of naked bodies anyway, right?


Post # 18
8469 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I loved it so much I went to about 6 different salons and tried on TONS of dresses. I had way too much fun with it 😉

Post # 19
1863 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

^ Same here! I loved it. Great bonding time with my mom who I’m very close to. Loved playing dress up and trying on tons of dresses/fabrics. Went to 6 different shops and tried on lots of dresses. Didn’t want to have any regrets. The last shop, last dress, I tried on was the one I picked. I knew it was the one because I had tried on so many dresses by that point that there wasn’t a style left for me to try. I had that dress on for over an hour not wanting to take it off. 

Enjoy it! And honestly, don’t take a train load of people with you. Too many opinions that you’re not going to want to hear when you’re choosing the most important dress you’ll ever pick out in your life. 

Post # 20
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I’m uncool but I didn’t want dress shopping to be ‘magical’. I’m such a massive researcher. The Internet, bridal magazines, every episode of SYTTD ever made and a lot of time on this forum. I must have looked at 10k dresses.  It becomes damn near impossible to remain romantic about a dress when you’re seen a bazillion similar ones.  I approached dress shopping as hunt to meet certain goals. It had to come in under budget, flatter my figure, be photogenic and mesh with the aesthetics of our wedding. I found a dress that fit all those so I bought it, making it the ‘one’ I guess.   

Now I hang out on the forum trying to share my oddly massive knowledge of dresses. 

Post # 21
2089 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014


1st dress shop- I got overwhelmed by the whole experience and ended up putting a deposit down on a dress that looked good on me but wasn’t my style. I already had a dress on my mind but couldn’t locate it. My mum and sister cried so I ordered it! I didn’t like the sales people when I was putting my money down. Lots of very young girls who just stood around talking to each other rather than help me.

2nd dress shop- since I couldn’t get the other dress out of my mind I called up Justin Alexander to try to find the dress. We found it and I just went with my mum to try it on. It was a much smaller shop, only 3 changing rooms. I tried on lots of dresses as I wanted to try various styles. Then I tried on the dress I had been waiting for. I cried. It was perfect. The sales people were really patient with me and were happy for me to go away and think about it. I call them up to discuss veils, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses etc and they are always super helpful.

So my advice would be to go to a smaller boutique bridal shop, they tend to have better sales people. Also, try to go to more than one shop to make sure you are ordering the dress because it’s the dress you want to get married in and not just overwhelmed by the experience!

Post # 22
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I went with my Maid/Matron of Honor and my Hubby to Be, it was fun and exciting and full of laughter.

We went to 4 shops, I tried on about 15 dresses…

I found one that I really liked, it was a huge tulle ballgown that was super romantic and my Hubby to Be picked it out. And I nearly brought it, but I had doubts….

So Hubby to Be and I went to one last shop just to be sure and I found My Dress, she is an amazeing mermaid dress! I never wanted to take her off!

But did I cry? Nope.

Have I had any doubts? Nope, but I woud have if I got the ballgown.


Post # 24
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have finally found my dress and I found it at the most amazing store.  But, before I found my dress I had been to 10 stores and every single one was the worse than the next.  I felt like I was playing dress up for the consultant, one even told me she put me in all of her favorite dresses, well that’s nice but none of them were what I had asked.  I learned to be stern with the consultant and if you don’t like something be honest instead of worrying about offending them, otherwise you will continue being put in things your don’t like.

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