(Closed) Excited to finally go dress shopping! Any tips?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Wear your own strapless bra if you have one. I was much more comfortable in my own. 

Take pictures of dreses you want to try on, or styles you like. The consultants will be able to see your style and reccommend things that way.

Try on dresses you don’t think you’ll like. I found my dress that way. I absolutely refused a dress, then finally tried it on and it was the one.

 

HAVE FUN 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

go in with an open mind, stay positive and have a great day!

 

Also, wear undergarments that you wouldn’t mind a stranger (consultant) seeing you in.

 

Have a blast, it’s sooooooo much fun!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yup, the underwear is definitely important, haha. I’d love to go back to David’s Bridal and insist on wearing my own strapless bra. I’ve been wearing this underwear style to try on dresses because it’s invisble and still covers everything up. At the local boutique, it was useful to have magazine clippings/print outs of dresses I liked.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I found it really helpful to take pictures of me in the dresses and look at them. I know some places don’t allow this but I no one said anything to me.

Have fun!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Everyone has already given you great advice.  Even if the salons don’t allow pictures, insist or sneak.  This helped me so much when I was making my decision.  Also, don’t buy anything yet.  You have a long time until your wedding and new styles will come out.  Even if you find “the one”, there will be trunk shows coming up when you can get discounts, free customization, etc.  Most of all, HAVE FUN!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

Try to keep the little voice in your head that says “will other people like this dress” at bay…just concern yourself with figuring out what you like.  Try different dress shapes and materials as you can’t judge how a dress will look/feel by a picture in a magazine or hung on a hanger…you’ll likely surprise yourself.  If it’s a maybe, try it on.  Most of all have fun with it and don’t rush your decision.

Post # 9
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852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I see you’re in KC. Where are you deciding to look?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Which David’s are you going to? Did you make your appointment already?  I went to David’s Bridal in Lenexa and had Deanna as my consultant. It was AMAZING. I didn’t get my dress there, but it was my first appointment so I was nervous. She made me feel so at ease. She was helpful and talked to me and my friends and mom, not rude at all.  If you haven’t made an appointment and it’s not out of the way you might call and ask for her.  I also went during the week so that helped, but she seriously rocked. Never once tried to get me to buy that day since I told her I wasnt going to, and also didn’t try to push their credit card on me. I went to the other two David’s bridals later for a different size, and didnt enjoy either of them.

As for other stores… can’t give you too much help there.  I didn’t go to either of the two you are going to, mostly becuase I’m in OP and I’m assuming you might not be based on your choices. I can tell you that I went to Mia’s bridal in Olathe, and while the experience was good, I did find my dress there, I refuse to buy anything there.  My Maid/Matron of Honor got a bridesmaid dress there and they ordered too big so she’d have to get alterations, and I read about this online a lot too.

(Sorry this is long, almost done).  I actually bought my dress in Odessa at Special Occassions.  I fell in love with a dress out of my price range, by just a little bit. I did research and Special Occassions includes alterations with a full price dress purchase. It only includes a one point bustle, but they will take the top of mine in and that won’t cost anything.  They were super awesome when I went to get measured also.  So if you’re willing to make a short drive (I know it was like 45 minutes from OP) you might keep that in mind if you wnat to save some money. Ok I”m done now.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Get dolled up when you go. Nice hair and make-up. I went with a bad hair day and my glasses and I didn’t feel anything. I think becuase I looked like I was going to do my laundry not get married, lol.

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