Post # 1
My Maid/Matron of Honor, my mom and I are going to DB tonight. I probably won’t purchase anything, but I want to just start trying a few things on since I have no idea what I want! I’m really excited / kinda nervous… Dress shopping is making it more real for me than venue hunting did!
Even though I’m not really serious about finding anything tonight, is there anything I should know??
Post # 3
Wear nice underwear, don’t get discouraged, and make sure you bring something to put your hair up with.
Most of all, HAVE FUN!!!!
Post # 4
Try on anything the consultant brings you, don’t turn it away by how it looks on the hanger. Don’t try on anything you know you can’t afford. Wear evening makeup (at least on eyes), made a huge difference for me. Bring something to put your hair up. HAVE FUN!!!
Post # 5
Try on everything, even if you don’t think it’s what you want! I ended up being a two dress bride (actually 3, if you count the one I was able to return) It turns out I do love empire waist and not a-line!!!
Do not purchase a dress in less you are 100% sure, without a doubt completely happy with it!! Soooo many girls on here (including me) end up having severe dress regret right before their wedding!!
Have fun and be open!!!
Post # 6
I second the advice of trying on everything, regardless of if it’s the style you had in mind. I had a great consultant who actually started me off with a dress that was a style I thought would look awful on me, but she wanted to show me it could work if I liked it. You never know what it will look like until you try it on, and dresses in person can look really different from model photos!
Don’t let the people you bring with sway you too much. It’s great to have feedback, but if you’re not feeling it in the dressing room and you come out and they all say it’s “the one”, trust your gut if you don’t love it.
Have a good time, relax and enjoy it! Dress shopping should be fun, not stressful 🙂
Post # 7
Keep an open mind and shop around. The first time I tried on dresses I loved them all, I could of easily caved then I found the more I looked, the more I knew what I wanted. Don’t feel pressured or rush into anything. If you think you love something, sleep on it. Too much dress regret on here sometimes!
Post # 8
Eat something beforehand and touch up your makeup. Don’t be afraid to kick people out of the dressing room if they’re driving you bonkers.
Post # 9
Where white undies. I didn’t think and wore blue, did not look good under the thinner dresses!
Post # 10
Thanks ladies! I did get a chance to read these before I left, but didn’t have time to respond. This was actually all really great advice (especially about clothing/makeup).
I really had a ton of fun, but I liked allll the dresses (haha they are all soooo pretty!) and toward the end of the night I started to get really overwhelmed. I can totally see how girls here have dress regret or purchase more than one dress!! The consultant I worked with was a real sweetheart though and never pressured me at all. I’m actually going back on Sunday with a Bridesmaid or Best Man to get another opinion.
Oh and my Maid/Matron of Honor is awesome and took tons of pictures, when she sends them to me I will be sure to post! 😀
Post # 11
try on at least one of every style…..for example, if you think you want a poofy ballgown, try on a mermaid anyways.
Post # 12
@TinyTina: Yes, definitely post and share! We love to see dress photos here! 🙂 Glad you had a great experience!
Post # 13
-wear nice underwear. In some of the nicer stores I went to, the lady came into the fitting room with me! eek!
-DON’T buy the first dress you try on… unless you go to at least a couple other stores and then come back and get it.
Post # 14
Even though you already went shopping, I will add this: Bring a snack and a bottle of water.