Post # 1
I am going dress shopping for the first time on Thursday (in two days!…yikes!) I am so nervous. Does anyone have any advice? I really don’t know what I want at all and I have never before tried on a wedding dress. Any thoughts/advice on how to make it as good of an experience as possible is greatly appreciated!
Will I really just “know” when I try on the right gown?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
You may not know. I went to a store just to try on my specific dress, but it took me two months after that to decide that it was the one.
Make sure you try on a bunch of different types of dresses and don’t make a decision right away. Bring shoes, jewelry, and every kind of strapless bra you have. Put on light makeup, but nothing that will rub off on the samples- enough to make you look good in the pictures. And remember to have fun! It’s okay to try on things that you don’t know that you’ll like; however if you DO know that you don’t want some things, don’t waste your time (ex: I didn’t want a full out mermaid dress or ruffles.)
Post # 4
@LizzyR: Go into it with an open mind. You may think you know what style of dress you want and this could hurt you in the end (I went in thinking I wanted an all lace dress and they all disappointed me…I ended up with something completely different!). Also, keep in mind that majority of girls don’t have that “crying, tv moment”. I’ve seen countless threads where girls freak out because they dont have that moment they see on Say Yes to the Dress and feel like they can’t say yes because of that. And most importantly, just relax and have fun! You might not find “the” dress on the first try and that’s ok. Or “the” dress might be the first one you try on, which is also ok.
Post # 5
Try on every type of dress even if you think you would never want a ball gown, or a lace dress whatever try them all on you may be surprised what you actually fall in love with. I also think it is important to try on some dresses by yourself and not with a lot of peoples opinions in your ear. Take your time in the dresses walk around in them, then go with the one that makes you feel most like a bride. I wouldn’t just go to one store and I would try on dresses a little above and a little below your price range to see if it is worth stretching your budget. Make sure you go somewhere that you can try on a lot of dresses. The first place I went told me I can only try on 5 dresses. I don’t know how anyone finds their dress in five dresses. I think it probably took me about 50 dresses lol… I don’t know it it was that many but it was a whole lot. I thought I wanted a mermaid dress from trying on at first, but I definitely didn’t end up with one. I knew I didn’t want a ball gown with a hoop under but I still tried it on.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park
I would suggest going online and looking at the designer(s) the bridal shop carries and get an idea of what you want. Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion of dresses. Don’t let your friends or family “bully” you into a dress you don’t love. You will be the one wearing it. Not them. Also, keep an open mind. My dress I didn’t even give two glances when I looked online but the consultant still grabbed it. It turned out to be the “one”.
Some people cry when they find the one, I couldn’t stop smiling. I knew it was the one because I didn’t want to take it off and for the first time I was like, “wow. I am actually getting married”. The right dress will make you feel the prettiest you have ever felt. GOOD LUCK!!!
Post # 7
where are you going? if you are going to a place like Davids vs a smaller shop, you may want a different approach. my best advice in general is to not bring too many people with you. too many cooks and so on and so forth…
also, HAVE FUN!!!!