(Closed) Dress shopping rant

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Randy and the ladies of SYTTD say this all the time.  I went by myself and loved every minute of it.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@TheFutureMcBride: I went alone, too! I did bring a friend once I had finally found “the one” and had to go on a road trip to try it on, but I was by myself for the rest of the process. I think it helped me out a lot with focusing, but ultimately, a second opinion would’ve been nice! I think one extra person whose taste you respect and who knows you well is okay. 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

LOL, I don’t know about that.  I sold two dress at davids bridal while I was there.  They were so busy I just went and got a few dresses for two girls shopping together and they each bought them.  The manager has offered me a job three times.  LOL  My consultant got the credit for the sale, don’t know what that means but yeah she was awesome and helping 6 girls at one time.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I went alone too.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I went alone to almost every one of my 28 appointments! I was probably the easiest customer because I knew the dresses better than the consultants did after one point and I didn’t need the spiel, I knew exactly what I wanted and I was in and out of there in less than 45 min. (“No, already tried that Allure, oh no not the Sabelle, do you have somethink similar to Elle? No I don’t need a petticoat and don’t need a bra, and I can dress myself because I’m a pro at this by now – Thank you though, you’re very sweet!”)

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have been by myself most of the time and I prefer it. I haven’t bought a dress yet but going by myself helped me to really figure what kind of dress I LIKED and not what everyone else liked on me. 3 times I went with a family member or a friend (once was just a random “oh let’s go in here since we’re out shopping) and each time I went with other people, they pushed the dress they liked for me. It can be a nice gesture to include the people you love, but I highly recommend going by yourself at least to get a feel for what you like.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m going with my mom and sister but its pretty much like shopping alone because they are the least opinionated people I know…they think everything is pretty and looks good lol.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Don’t have my dress yet, been shopping off and on with groups from just me to about 3-4 and one time with 6 girls (which has by far been the best experience), when I finally buy, I plan to bring all the people who I want to see the dress which will be about 8 or 9 and if the consultant has a problem with that she can leave and I’ll find another place to purchase my dress. I understand the rant, anyone that watches SYTTD can see how groups cause problems, but I know what I want in a dress and in an experience and I want the whole group!

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I went with just my mom and most of the other brides there came with just one person…

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m glad I went with my two girlfriends instead of myself. I was waffling over the price and they were like “Please, you will never see anything more you than this. Just get it.” And I did. It is true love.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I personally have never gone with more than a handful of people, and even then it wasn’t intentional.

My first shopping experience was just with Maid/Matron of Honor, the second was supposed to be with my Out of Town bridesmaid but her sister wanted to come, so my little sister came along too. I also went by myself once, and then my most recent trip I visited Out of Town bridesmaid and went to a much larger store in her area. I found my dress there, but didn’t order it b/c it’s a 6 hour drive. 

I’m going this weekend to a local salon to try the dress on again and order, and I’m just going with Maid/Matron of Honor. I’ve shown pictures to all the important people and they all said they like it, so there’s really no reason for me to bring an entourage. 

Maid/Matron of Honor and I are going to have an all day “Lady Date” and I couldn’t be more excited to get to spend such an important day with my best friend.

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m also a solitary dress shopper. Sadly, my sister and best friend, the only two people whose tastes I trust absolutely, live in other cities and can’t come dress shopping with me. I’ve been sending them pictures of the dresses I like and trying to make do that way.

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