Post # 1
Hello Wedding Bee!!! I have been perusing Wedding Bee since several months before I got engaged, and have found it to be so helpful to calm fears and for great advice. I was hoping to get some guidance from a few bees a little further in the process than I. Tomorrow (well, I guess it’s technically today) I am going dress shopping for the first time. YEA!!!! I am so excited, that I’m not sleeping at 1:30 am. Thanks to the lovely ladies of the bee, I have already mentally prepared my size 14 , 5’10 self that they won’t have samples in my size and that I should take a small group of people. Any other helpful tips? What do you wish someone would have told you the first time you went shopping? Thanks~~~
Post # 3
Don’t worry too much…there will be samples you can try on. 🙂 I thought there’d be nothing, but it’s amazing to see how the bridal consultants can get you into dresses even a few sizes too small. You may not be able to try on every dress, but definitely enough to see what silhouettes, styles, and embelishments you like best. I only took 2 people with me, whose opinion I didn’t mind hearing, by the way. 😉 I’m sure you’ll have a good time. Just keep a positive attitude, and wear full coverage underwear. heheh
Post # 4
You’ll definitely be able to try on samples. I can’t wait to see your pick! 🙂
Post # 5
Have fun, relax and enjoy the experience. The first time out dress shopping was fun for me. I tried on a number of different styles of dresses and found out what I thought I wanted, wasn’t really what l wanted. So be open to trying on dresses that may not look so great on the hanger.
Post # 6
I’m sure you will have a great expierence!! I am looking forward to my first dress outing in a couple months! But, I am a size 18/20 and really nervous about having nothing to try on as well. Just enjoy every moment of it! And, I can’t wait to see what you pick! 🙂
Post # 7
I am in the same boat as you. I am a plus size girl and pretty self concious about how I look. I am going dress shopping this saturday and I am already nervous about how its going to go. I am only taking my mom and sister because I am comfortable around them! I love weddingbee because of all the wonderful ladies and there amazing stories!!
Post # 8
Depending on where you go, you should have samples. I called ahead just to see if they had my size or close to it in a sample. I found mine in my first trip, in my size, btw. And I’m an 18-20. 🙂
Enjoy it! And bring people you can take honest reactions from. For me, this was my mom, sister, and best friend/MOH.