Post # 1
I’m going on my first trip to a bridal store tomorrow to try on dresses!! I’m super excited. Taking my mom which should be interesting lol. She is totally going to freak at the prices. I’m paying for my dress myself so I’m not totally worried about that lol. She got married in the late 70s and spent $90 on her dress.
Any advice from anyone? I was told by the store to bring shoes of a similar height that I plan to wear.
Post # 3
@LarLa: How exciting! I would wear good underware, I know that sounds funny, but the first time i tried on dresses I wore a thong and didnt realize the girl helping me change would see everything lol! so the next time i wore boy shorts. Also, have a good strapless bra and bring a camera. Also, for me, i had to realize that while all the dresses were beautiful, not all of them looked good on me. Kinda had to realize that not all wedding dresses were going to look flattering and just keep on a mission till I found one that complemented my figure. Have fun!!
Post # 4
Thank you ladies! I have good underwear as well as a nude and strapless bra and shoes in a bag at home ready to go. I can be horrible picking out something – esp something that costs more than a hundred bucks lol. This could be a long process. Or I could see something I love and order today. My mom is actually pretty good at getting me to spend money so that helps lol.
Post # 5
@LarLa: As the others said, wear underwear you don’t mind the consultant seeing you in. Also make sure your hair and makeup look at least semi-decent because it changes the way you feel about what you’re seeing in the mirror.
If your mom or the consultant brings you a dress that you don’t think is your style, try it on anyway. Dresses look different than they do on bodies, and sometimes a silhouette you’d have ignored could be perfect for you. My Maid/Matron of Honor had me try on a dress I never would have looked twice at on the hanger… but THAT is my dress, and I cannot believe how much I love it!
Make sure you eat something before you go. Trying on dresses is surprisingly tiring, and it gets hot in the dressing rooms and under those dresses, so you want to have some food in you.
Don’t cave to pushy salespeople. I’m not saying they’re all pushy, but if you encounter someone who is, be prepared to say no thank you. Tell them your budget upfront and make it clear that you’re not going above that amount. When they start putting veils on you, find out how much they are before you get attached. Veils can be decievingly expensive!
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2015 - Barn Restaurant
Yay, Im going tomorrow for the first time too!!! good luck to you 🙂
Post # 7
@LarLa: i wore bikini briefs (instead of a thong) that i would be comfortable with the sales lady and who ever else to see me in. they help you change from dress to dress and it makes it faster.
i also brought a nude strapless bra with me and wore it when i got there.
i didn’t bring shoes with me. standing on the mini platform they had helped or i borrowed shoes in the bridal salon, they had plenty (and I didn’t have my wedding shoes yet)
don’t wear makeup, it will get on the dresses.
don’t worry about your hair, some dresses you may step into, others may go over your head, your hair may get messy.
Post # 8
@LarLa: The previous posts were all correct. Definitely wear some undies you don’t mind someone seeing you in, try on different styles (unless you are dead against something), don’t be afraid to think things over before buying, wear deodorant (lol), and bring a decent camera (if it is allowed) to take pics of the overall look and details. However, most importantly don’t let your own voice get lost in all of this. Listen to your gut!
Have fun! This is an exciting time so soak it all in.