(Closed) First Appointment For Wedding Dress Tomorrow, Any Tips?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Weekends at DB are a zoo!!!  Be prepared for that, and just take it all in stride πŸ™‚  Do you have an appointment?  Take a few photos of dresses you like, but be willing to try on different styles and silhouettes.  You may be surprised by what you like ON you versus in a picture!  Wear a strapless bra, and nude colored full-butt undies (or a thong if you don’t mind someone seeing your bum).  Take a bottle of water too, it gets hot under all that tulle.  Is anyone going with you?  Take one or two people for opinions, and ask one of them to take pictures.  Don’t buy anything the first day- go home, look at the pics, and mull it over.  I liked some dresses in the pics that I didn’t really like in the mirror, it’s hard to explain.  Anyway, go with an open mind, and remember to have FUN!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Mrs.Morris235:  

I didn’t cry and I’m a very sentimental person and cry because I see a sad puppy. However, I still knew it was THE dress because I just so beautiful and full of energy when I got it on and made a few changes.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I second the strapless bra and the underwear that covers your butt.  The woman who works there will be in the dressing room with you, helping you into dresses, so try not to flash her!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Mrs.Morris235:  I didn’t know it was the one and no, I did not cry.  I was with my dear friend (she’s getting married 4 months after me) and she had that OH MY GAWD THIS IS THE ONE moment.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Woops, I hit post too soon!  Anyway, I was a little sad that I didn’t have the moment that my friend did, but it was so neat to be there with her when it happened.  My dress is really pretty, it’s a little different (not strapless) and it fit my butt and my budget.  I am excited for Fiance to see my in my beautiful dress as I walk down the aisle, but I didn’t get goosebumps or cry. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

@DaneLady:  good call on the granny panties- I forgot that there’d be people in the dressing room with me. Oops! I also agree on trying completely different styles- even though I knew I wouldn’t want strapless or poofy, I tried them both on for fun.

I didn’t cry, but I knew it was “the one” because I didn’t want to take it off- kept wanting to admire myself in the mirror. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

DO NOT BUY A DRESS AT YOUR FIRST APPT!!

If you do, theres a good chance we will see you create a thread in a few weeks asking us to reassure you about your dress regret.. 

like someone above said, take some pics and mull it over to see what you like and don’t like about different dress styles  Smile

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Here’s my tip:  if you have a vision for your wedding, the second that you start trying dresses that are different than that vision, that’s when you know that you will not be buying anything that day.  Don’t rush into anything! Take your time!  I went shopping and said I wanted lace, not strapless, and mermaid.  I walked out with a strapless A-line chiffon dress and HATED it because I didn’t stop looking once I got away from the dresses I had originally envisioned.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

So I’m dying to hear how it went!!!  Pics?  Stories?  How did it go?

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My advice to anyone trying on a dress or going to a fitting is to eat first!  It takes up more energy than you think and you don’t want to faint!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’d suggest bringing your own under garmets.  They give you this super padded/push up corset, no thanks

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Everyone processes choosing their dress differently. Most people don’t cry. I knew mine was the one when I didn’t want to take it off. It was the first one that took my breath away because it was so pretty, and I tried on a lot of dresses.

But be okay with the dress you buy being different from the dress you thought you wanted.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m sure you aready went but here’s a few things from my experience:

1. wear a strapless bra, no matter what style your looking it this just makes things easier.

2. bring people who’s opinion you trust and who are willing to help you, (sometimes the people at DB aren’t always there and you may need someone to help you zip or tie)

3. bring a pair of shoes with a similiar style heel just so you are aware of what it looks like with heels and the alterations that might be needed if your height is a problem.

4. You don’t have to cry to know its the one. (i didn’t, but my mother did a little bit)

5. if you not 100% sure, wait on it. Give it a night or two to think about it and if after that you can’t stop thinking about it then you will know for sure. (i waited a week and a half, i asked a tons of friends for opinions and talked about it alot before i decided for sure) 

6. If all else fails and you can’t find the dress at DB don’t be afriad to try other bridal store or even ones that you might not think will be good because you can find unexpected things at local bridal stores. (I hated all the dresses that I tried on at DB and it wasn’t until I went to a local store that I found my dress).

 

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