(Closed) Going wedding dress shopping for the first time tomorrow! any advice?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Always buy the dress later when you have a moment to really love the dress or not.  Take lots of pics.  Your hair could be worn anyway you want it.  Ps dont let them talk you into buying right now.  Some places will say things like… you have to buy it now or it might not be here later or it looks so great on you I think you should buy it.   Shop around and  Have lots and lots of fun doing it πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Try lots of shapes and styles, don’t just stick with what you think you want. Also, I found that I could not tell whether or not I liked dresses until I tried them on, its REALLY HARD to tell when they’re on the hanger.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Have fun!!! It was such a nice experience for me. I went with my mom and my aunt.  Also, I did really well by going to low pressure stores, I knew I wouldn’t feel comfortable with a sales person breathing down my neck, but that’s just me.

I would wear your hair, loosely based on how you want to wear it on WD: Up in a bun if going for an updo, or down, if that’s what your looking for.  And definitely take lots of pictures!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Strapless bra, I wore regular underwear

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Some salons give you a bustier, but wear a strapless bra just in case. Honestly underwear does not matter, wear whatever you’re comfortable in because the consultant will see everything. Wedding dresses are usually so many layers nothing will show through.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wouldn’t wear a thong since whoever’s helping you get into the dresses will see your butt!! I just wore skin toned underwear, that’s important, wear a skin toned bra and underwear! The bra isn’t so important, I didn’t wear one when trying them on because it was too awkward!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I started shopping two weeks ago and here is what I’ve learned.

1. Don’t stress about the underwear issue… the sales assistants are sooo used to it. I wore a black bra (just folded the straps inside the dress) and it wasn’t a problem at all, even though worrying about it had kept me awake the night before, lol.   

2. Try at least one dress that you wouldn’t normally pick, just for the laugh. It might just be the one : )

3. Don’t give in to temptation and email pictures to your entire family. I learned the hard way that too many people look at the dress rather than how the dress looks on you and too many opinions can be sooo confusing.

4. Enjoy yourself, you’ll only do this once so have a blast! Good luck : )

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Make sure to go to Jean’s in Mt. Pleasant! They have such an amazing selection of dresses at different price points! πŸ™‚ Make sure and post pictures! I can’t wait to see! πŸ™‚ Have fun!!!!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Leave your credit card at home to avoid buying something on your first go — that’s how a lot of us end up with two dresses later!  You can always go back and buy the dress if you’re still thinking of it, but shop around first, try different styles (even styles you wouldn’t think you’d like — you’d be surprised).  Said that, bring some pictures so your consultant can have an idea of what you DO like too.

Good luck!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The best advice I can give is if you fall in love with a particular style, have the bridal shop write down the designer and dress and ask them what their price is.  When you get home, call up different salons and see if you can find a better price.  Then, if you love this particular salon, call them back and try to negotiate.  I’m getting a $2500 Enzoani at a really nice boutique for $2500 total, including alterations and bustle, which can run as high as $500, just because I shopped around and negotiated it down.  My Fiance says any store selling items that expensive should be willing to haggle the price if it means they can get their sale! So glad I’m marrying a finance guy πŸ™‚

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