Post # 1
I’m soooooo excited, I can’t remember the last time I got so hyped up about something that made me feel like I couldn’t sit still!
I’m going dress shopping my my Future Mother-In-Law and older BM’s tomorrow and I can’t think of anything else. In fact if I think about it too much I start getting a bit tearful (pathetic I know!)
Can anyone give me some tips on what I should consider in my dress hunt? And if I find The One do I go ahead and get it ordered? Or should I keep looking???
Post # 4
Are you super indecisive? Do you want your mom there? If either of those are true, then don’t buy one tomorrow. Otherwise, if you find youR dream dress, get it! Also, have someone take pictures (if they let you). I felt really good in some gowns, but then when I looked in the pictures I didn’t get the same feeling. The dress i picked feels amazing on looks good in pictures!
Post # 5
I shopped A LOT! Eventually I ended up with a dress that I never imagined I’d even like, let alone love.
My tips for you are to go with an open mind… If you have a vision and it doesn’t seem to be working for you… Don’t be afraid to try a completely different style
Don’t be afraid of “hanger dress”. I call it this because that’s what happened to me. I thought I was looking for a pouffy skirt and completely bypassed my dress because I hated how it looked on the hanger but once I saw another bride in it… I decided to try it on and I LOVE it
Last but not least… Take your entourages criticism as constructive but in the end… Follow your heart!
Post # 6
@CaliforniaLove – oooh good tips!
I think I’m quite clear cut about what I do/don’t want, but I’ve heard alot of women end up getting something they didn’t think they’d pick… so who knows! I love my mum but she’s hard work at the best of times, and I think with her there I might get stressed and I really want to enjoy the experience.
I like your thoughts on the photo bit- I definately need to do that. Are you always allowed to take photos?
Post # 7
My advice is try something on, even if you don’t like how it looks on the hanger. My Mom, grandmother, and I all looked at this one dress when we were pulling dresses. We all agreed we didn’t like how it looked on the hanger. When the saleslady came to help us pull dresses she reached for that same dress. We all said something was off about it but she convinced me to try it on. Lo and behold that was THE dress. Turns out I have a shorter torso than most of the dresses are made for, so even though this dress looked a little off on the hanger it was fabulous on me because the top of the skirt at the waistline sat a little higher.
So don’t judge on the hanger too hard until you try many styles on!
Post # 8
I totally agree with the other bees–it never hurts to just try on a dress. The dress I picked I’m not crazy about on the hanger but I love it when it’s on me. I don’t know what type of bridal shops you will be going to but here’s a few things:
1. Don’t get hung up on sizes. You might buy a dress in a different size because it fits your hips and not your bust (or something) and have to have it altered. Many places have in-house alterations that are reasonable but don’t be afraid to find your own tailor elsewhere!
2. Ask about discounts. Speak to the manager about getting a better price..maybe they can throw in the veil? Some places are rigid about giving discounts, others will work with you; it just depends!
3. Walk around in your dress. Sit down in it. Do a little dance in it. You want to know how it will feel on your big day.
4. Consider the location/time/season of your wedding whilst choosing a dress. You don’t want to look out of place at your own wedding.
5. HAVE FUN! Don’t get stressed out about it. There are a million dresses out there with your name on it and you will find one you love. Promise.