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

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

How exciting! I”m not at that point, so I don’t have any experience yet.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@brunetteinlove:  Call ahead and make sure they have your dream dress (if its within budget). I went to a store that had the right designer and not the right dress and it bothered me the whole appointment that I could not try on the dress I wanted.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Take as many pictures as you can.  I had picked out a dress that looked amazing in the magic wedding shop mirrors, but once I got home and looked at the pictures, I realized I looked like a giant square block.  I was horribly sad about that dress, but thrilled I had the opportunity to know before I made the purchase.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

So happy for you! Just try as many as you can and do take pictures if possible. If by any chance you are in a dress dilemma, we are all here helping you make your decision! LOL

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Don’t limit yourself to one dress! I went in my first time with a ‘dream dress’ in my head and just couldn’t fall in love with anything else. I finally tried on that dress at my next appt. and it didnt’ flatter me at all – so I went back to square one, tried everything on again, and ended up realizing that THE one was a dress I had already tried on and dismissed at the first appt.

Also, make sure that they complete each dress that you like with a veil. I was having a hard time saying ‘yes’ to my dress until I put my hair up and they slapped a veil and sash on me.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@brunetteinlove:  I was in a different position because mine was in budget. I ended up going home and ordering it used without trying it on. lol I would not reccomend that route (buying without trying, buying used was a good option for me). And it worked out for me, but it would not have worked if I had not tried on similar styles.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

So exciting!! Hope you had fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

bring water and a snack

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

How did it turn out?

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had about 13 dresses I liked, and made a day of it.  I did have a big posse (my mom, my dad, my FI’s mom, and 2 bridesmaids) and we made 5 appointments in one day.  I picked the places based on the designers they carried, but I didn’t ask tp make sure they had the specific dresses I had printed out.  

I liked one at the first place a lot, but wanted to keep going becuase it was my first appointment ever.  Then at the 2nd place, I liked one more.  Then I had 2 misses.  And then, at my last store, the last dress, it was “it!” totally cliche, everyone crying, EVERYONE agreed, and that was that.

I will say, even though what I brought in were a few different styles…all the dresses I would have been happy getting married in- were dresses I had printed out pictures of.  

As far as tips- maybe TMI- but I’m a sweaty girl.  I brought deoderant and a towel to absorb sweat, a brush so I still felt good after pulling on my clothes, and my shoes!  Because I already had bought those ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

lol, that’s nice! Can’t wait to see your pics!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

cant wait to see pics!!!

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