(Closed) First appointment tommarow and need some tips…

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

1. When you went to try on dresses for the first time di you have the intent to buy? (check in hand) No, mainly to get an idea of what suited me. 

2. What’s the best way to score a deal on a dress? I hear that many of you were able to get hundreds off the ticket price, but how? I didn’t but I’m in Britain and it maybe different 

3. I have a strapless Victoria Secret bombshell bra in white, spanx and I am taking some shoes that are going to be around the height that I would want. Is there anything else I need to take with me? No, but I just wanted to make sure my pants were white so that I matched lol

4. I have a print out of dresses that I really like, but many are above my budget of $1,000. Is it even a good idea to take the print out when the dresses I have pictures of are Watters, Jim Hjelm, Anne Barge and Lazaro dresses which start at like $2,000. Yes for style ideas but try on the ones you don’t like the look of too.

ENJOY!

Post # 4
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2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@chelles07:

Nothing wrong with having photos of more expensive gowns. A good consultant will be able to find gowns with the qualities you like. 🙂 Sounds like you’re all prepared as far as foundation. Discounts…no idea, they’re totally random. But you could look at sample gowns that have been heavily discounted.

Post # 5
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1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

1. When you went to try on dresses for the first time di you have the intent to buy? (check in hand)

Nope, didn’t have the intent to buy until the visit that ended with me buying. 

 

2. What’s the best way to score a deal on a dress? I hear that many of you were able to get hundreds off the ticket price, but how?

Asking if there’s any discounts you could get in on.  Asking never hurts. (=  I landed a free crinoline slip, and $100 off my dress! =)

 

3. I have a strapless Victoria Secret bombshell bra in white, spanx and I am taking some shoes that are going to be around the height that I would want. Is there anything else I need to take with me?

You sound prepared =)  I only took a purse.  haha

 

4. I have a print out of dresses that I really like, but many are above my budget of $1,000. Is it even a good idea to take the print out when the dresses I have pictures of are Watters, Jim Hjelm, Anne Barge and Lazaro dresses which start at like $2,000.

It’ll be good for the associate to see what you like, but I’ll be honest, my dress ended up being something I wasn’t intending on liking/buying.  Just go in with an open mind.

 

Post # 6
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Go into the situation relaxed, with no intensions, and have FUN!!!

1. No check in hand.  We came in at a later date to make the purchase.

2. The only type of discount we really received was on the BM’s gowns, since we purchased them at the same shop I purchased my gown. 

3.  It sounds like you have the essentials.  I would bring water, since you’ll get warm dressing and undressing.  Also, sneak in a camera to take photos. 

4. Sure!  It would give the employees an idea of what style you like.  However, I would recommend that you try on all types…you’d be surprised how other gowns might be more flattering. 

 

Post # 7
Member
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

1. When you went to try on dresses for the first time di you have the intent to buy? (check in hand)

No, because I wanted my mother with me when I bought it and I only went with my Maid/Matron of Honor. I went with the intent to find “contenders.”

 

2. What’s the best way to score a deal on a dress? I hear that many of you were able to get hundreds off the ticket price, but how?

No idea! Didn’t score a deal.

 

3. I have a strapless Victoria Secret bombshell bra in white, spanx and I am taking some shoes that are going to be around the height that I would want. Is there anything else I need to take with me?

All I brought was strapless bra (to keep the look right) and the spanx (to help me fit into more dresses hopefully!). I did not bring shoes. Shoes are needed for hemming, but you are not hemming when you try on your dress. However. if you have the STYLE of shoes you want, then that might help you find a dress to go with it. Otherwise having shoes is unnecessary.

 

4. I have a print out of dresses that I really like, but many are above my budget of $1,000. Is it even a good idea to take the print out when the dresses I have pictures of are Watters, Jim Hjelm, Anne Barge and Lazaro dresses which start at like $2,000.

Having an idea of the design is good, but it’s more important to know your budget. DO NOT TRY ON DRESSES OVER YOUR BUDGET!!

Post # 8
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1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Everyone has answered the questions just fine. I’ll add…

-IF the consultant is good, let them put you in anything.  It’s fun, will entertain, and give you an idea of what you might look great in, even if you don’t like the look.

-You can certainly try on dresses over your budget IF you are able to move on from them (you will know if you’re that type).  I tried on a $12,000 Oscar de la Renta dress for fun.  It was beautiful, but it wasn’t my dress.  I’m not pining away for it at all.  🙂

Post # 9
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1126 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I definitely agree about trying on other types of dresses too.  I was planning on getting a simple dress, and I ended up with a corseted A-line dress that I love.  Try on a dress or two in all the major silhouettes just to get an idea.  Although do make sure you stick to your guns and don’t compromise just because you’re excited.  I almost got a strapless dress despite swearing I wouldn’t, but I’m really happy I ended up with my one shoulder.

As for discounts – check the store’s website.  Mine had a coupon for 5% off your first purchase (saved me almost 50 bucks), but they didn’t mention it in the store, so I wouldn’t have known if I didn’t check the site.

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