Post # 1
Later tonight I am going to dress shopping/looking for the first time! I’m going to David’s Bridal to start with because the one in my area is great.
I really wanted to go on a weekday when it’s not slammed and try a few that I really like from online. I am only taking my sister with me because my mom and other sister live 6 hours away. Ideally, I would love to find the one this evening or at least narrow it down to a couple of dresses. THEN this weekend when my mom and other sister come to town I can then take them with me to show them a, b, and c and maybe purchase a dress then (if I find one).
I guess consultants are used to brides just browsing and not committing (esp. if it’s the first dress shopping experience). Is that acceptable though? Assuming I find a dress that I like and then coming back over the weekend to get a second opinion on it from my mom with possibly a different consultant? I really want my mom to be there for the experience because it means a lot to her but I am NOT going to go on a weekend for my initial visit.
Also if you have any tips in general for dress hunting feel free!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2014 - EDD 06/12/2016
@Leelee26: you’re right, they know brides usually shop around before committing to a dress so you will not disappoint them or anything. Just let them know in the beginning your plan so they don’t try to push anything on you. I went just to look since my wedding isn’t until next year and they were kind and understanding but I ended up falling in love with my dress and bought it that day lol. And I went on a weekday and there were only 2 other brides! But I went a Saturday to pick up my dress and they were packed!
Post # 4
@Leelee26: It is completely acceptable to not be ready to commit your first time! You are doing a smart thing by not going on a weekend. The lady at DB told me that I should have came with pictures of dresses I liked from their website. They also don’t let you pull dresses yourself (but maybe since you are going on a Tuesday night they will be more lenient).
Post # 5
Definitely take your time and don’t feel pressured to boy! I rushed and got dress regret- cost $1100 to get a new dress that I loved, whereas if I took the time to make my decision I would have chosen the right dress to begin with. Also, I had never touched a wedding dress before shopping for one. I was really disappointed- they didn’t feel how I expected them to. Everything was quite heavy and weird feeling to me, but I got used to it and eventually started to love all dresses I tried on:) It also helped when I found an awesome bridal shop- the first shop I was in was awful and the consultant was not very helpful- she had no clue what I wanted and neither did I. Anyhow, good luck shopping and I’m sure you will have a blast. I wish I tried on way more dresses than I did- I love my dress, but trying on a bunch of different dresses is so fun. Don’t rule out any style until you try it on- you might want mermaid, but fall in love with a ballgown etc. Everything is worth a try!!
Post # 6
@little_d: This is helpful! Thank you! FYI: Last night was awful. They didn’t have anything that I saw online that I liked except for 1 that just wasn’t as great as I thought. The consultant was barely around when I needed her and she couldn’t grasp what it was that I wanted/had in mind when she was around. Me and my sister were left to our own devices and just made do. I also agree that everything was SO HEAVY. I don’t want a heavy dress as my ceremony and reception are both outside in August heat. It’s also going to pretty laid back and we’re grilling out. So I want something light but still pretty. I told her all of this and she said, “So you want something that…isn’t for a wedding?” I don’t think she meant it as harsh as it sounded but I was still a bit insulted. With that said, I found one dress that I liked but will continue to visit some local bridal boutiques with crossed fingers!
Post # 7
@Leelee26: Ugh, what an idiot. DB has an entire line dedicated to beachy and short, casual dresses – she should have been able to pull a ton of stuff for you fitting that description.
Post # 8
Uggh. DB is SUCH a great first place to shop, excpt for the employees! My consultant was SIXTEEN YEARS OLD. And the whole store put SO much pressure on me to say yes to something!
Good luck on your appointments! I hope you find something AMAZING this weekend!
I bought my dress with my mom and sister there… It was AWESOME!
Post # 9
@Leelee26: I’ll have fingers crossed for you as well:) The dress shopping really made me see the dresses on Say Yes to The Dress differently- I can’t believe people spend $25k on a wedding dress that is so heavy!! I don’t know what I was expecting the dresses to feel like- maybe soft puffy clouds or something? Rude awakening to actually touch them. Best advice is take your time and enjoy the whole experience (good parts and bad) because the whole process and wedding day will be over so fast!