(Closed) Going dress shopping tomorrow! Any last minute tips?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Bring heels with you if you plan on wearing heels on your wedding day. DB usually gives you undergarments(a longline  bra) to wear while trying on dresses.  Also…bring a hair tie so you can pull your hair up. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Bring a camera, water bottle, heels, undergarments.  Be prepared to be shocked by the wedding gown sizes they do not match the size you wear in street clothes.  Don’t be shocked if they order a larger size when they measure you- the sample gowns are super stretched out usually. 

My biggest tip would be let your consultant pull at least one dress for you with no guidelines- If they are good at their job they can usually find something that is super flattering.  (I was that bride that went in with a list of wants and hates- my dress matches absolutly nothing on that list but I absolutly love it. If I hadn’t let my consultant talk me into trying it I totally would have missed out on my dress.)

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

No matter what, make sure you see yourself in the dress before you hear anyone elses opinions. First formulate your opinion and how you feel about the dress before you show the loved ones you bring along. When I went to davids bridal, my fitting room did not have a mirror, so I didnt see myself until I stepped out of the dressing room and before I figured out if I liked the dress I’d hear “I dont like that one” “definitely not” “OMG I love that one!” and I felt so blank because i never figured out how I felt about them before my opinion was swayed by others. So make sure the place has a mirror for you or maybe bring one in case.
& Definitely bring pictures or product numbers of the dresses you want to try so you dont just end up wearing what the consultant thinks will look good on you, then it might not be YOU and your unique style.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Be open to try on anything – even if you think it looks hideous on a hanger! I initially told my consultant no way to the dress I ended up with. And I couldn’t be happier. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would try on several different styles…you may end up loving the way one style looks on you that you had never thought of wearing. I know I did!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Tell the ppl that are going with you that they are not allowed to give feedback about the dress until AFTER you see yourself in the mirror.  It is VERY important for you to make up your own opinion about the dress before you hear theirs.  Trust me… this is coming from a girl who tried on approx. 50-60 dresses… and ended up going to her last apointment ALONE and found THE dress. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have fun!!! I had a blast with this part of the wedding planning. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Have fun! Wear comfy clothes and bring shoes. Prepare to get hot and tired from pulling dresses on and off. (it was less glamorous than I imagined but still sooooo much fun!)

Oh and bring a camera!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had that don’t want list too- it included ball gown shape, satin, and sequins.  But my dress has all three lol.  I absolutly love it though.  I was so glad that I let my consultant pick something for me.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Don’t wear a thong (still feel a little embarrassed that everyone got to see so much of my ass.) Bring pictures of dresses you like- my consultant picked my dress, based on what I’d told her I liked/didn’t like.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Try at least one of every style, don’t let anyone try and talk you out of trying something you think you might like just because they think it’s not your style (I had a lot of consultants trying to tell me what I liked and it really made finding the right dress difficult), don’t get stuck on only wanting to try on one particular type of dress be open to trying on a lot (people kept telling me to only try on a few dresses at a time, like 3 but if I hated all 3 then it’s a waste lol, so do what you want not what someone else thinks you should do), bring a camera, if they tell you you can’t take pictures then either a) sneak pics in the change room or b) tell them that you cannot possibly select a dress without taking pictures of yourself in it (I ruled out every dress in one salon and they had a lot I liked, because they absolutely refused to allow pictures, so they didn’t get a sale from me). Don’t let your friends/family influence you too much. My BFF and I do not have the same taste, I hated the dress she wanted me to get and the dress my mom loved was flattering and pretty but not me at all, I had so much doubt about my dress because the 2 of them were so strongly trying to get me to not pick my dress. Ignore people doing that lol.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Everything the previous posters mentioned would sum up my advice. Have fun, try on different styles to truly know what you do and do not like.. Bring water, hair tie, camera, and deodorant. lol It gets hot in those dresses! Good luck!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Try things on you think you won’t like. I didn’t think i’d like lace either, but turns out I do. Also, tell your consultant what your budget is.

 

By The Way: You’ll be sweating your butt off by the end of the day.

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