(Closed) Has your dress shopping experience been anything like Say Yes to the Dress?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Definitely not.  Things IRL are never the way they are on TV ๐Ÿ™‚

No one cried, I didn’t have a “this is the one” moment.  I knew I liked the dress better than the others I tried on (which was probably 40 or so) and it really captured the feel/look I was going for.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nope, my experience wasn’t like SYTTD either.  When I first tried on ‘the’ dress I didn’t, at the time, think it was the one.  Then went dress shopping at a couple other places but I constantly had that first dress in my mind.  So i went back to the first place and tried that dress on again.  And this time it still wasn’t really like ‘oh its the one’, i just thought i could see myself in it the day of.   I do looove the dress though, i just didn’t have that ‘aha’ moment.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

No offense to anyone who loves Say Yes to the Dress, but I recently watched an episode for the first time, and I just didn’t get it. Why would I want to watch other women try on dresses? Again, no offense if you enjoy the show, it’s just not my cup of tea.

And no, my experience was nothing like the show because I’ve never set foot in a bridal shop in my life. I bought my dress online from J Crew. I like it, but it was no amazing emotional experience when I put it on. I’ve been continuing to look for other options and I am currently leaning towards buying a dress from The Limited and seeing which one I like better on me.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@iheartnerds: i don’t love the show, but i don’t see why it’s so outlandish to enjoy watching it. we’re in the process of buying wedding dresses, so seeing real people in them gives us an idea of what we like and what looks good on real body types and what are some of the prices of the more expensive dresses. it’s like House Hunters or any one of those shows. If you’re looking to buy a house, you probably watch those to see the process and what homes in different areas cost (800k budget for some 20-somethings??), etc. you point and say “ooh, i love those wood floors and bungalow style front” just like you would say “ooh, i love that dropped waist and lace on the train”.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

No, my experience wasn’t like SYTTD. But I wouldn’t want it to be. We (me, my family, my friends) are not an overly dramatic, emotional people, and neither was my dress shopping experience.

Post # 22
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Busy bee

My experience was, but the shop I went to was actually asked to be SAY YES TO THE DRESS California. That was Mon Amie in Costa Mesa in California.

They were the one that showed me the dress I actually purcuased which was the Pronovias Megan dress. The manager of the shop and the consultant were making a big deal of how the dress looked on me and everyone in the shop was like “I want to try on that dress” it was surreal actually, but made me feel like a celebrity. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I’m sorry you didn’t get that same experience ๐Ÿ™ that’s lame. I think they should pamper the hell out of you when you’re purchasing your dress! Oh they weren’t letting us take pictures either, but a couple were taken on the DL. he he he oh well I ended up buying the dress so whatever.

Here is my dress!

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Post # 23
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Busy bee

I forgot to add that I actually ended up purchasing the same dress from Mariposa in Anaheim because they offered the best deal. Just to let you know for you California brides. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I went with just my mom and alot of the other brides there came with just their moms too.. I was a greta xperience.. i loved every minute of it!

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@yaneres:

Mine was definately, Say Yes to the dress!  I had no idea that it would turn out that way. 

I looked at many shops and tried on many dresses.  I even drove to find specific dresses that I had seen online and in magazines.  I almost bought a dress that was beautiful, but I did not get the feeling of this is the dress or any emotion for that matter.  I had no idea if there was a dress out there that I would know it was the one, at this point. 

I asked for some advise from my friend and she told me, “You will know when it is the dress.  If you don’t find it then it will find you.”  I decided to keep looking.  I tried one more shop.  I went with my mother and father.  I knew right away it was the dress!  I actually started crying and so did my mom.   Then the consultant even started to cry and brought me tissues.  I am so glad that I waited for that feeling to happen, otherwise I would have had regrets.  Now I know what it is like when it is the right dress. 

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I changed my mind quite a few times and bought more than one dress, but none of my experiences were like SYTTD. I went alone to each of the appointments, was very business like about it and there were definitely no tears. I did meet and have photos taken with both my dresses’ designers (Lazaro and Romona Keveza Legends) though ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I actually went to Kleinfeld and it was meh.  I had a WAY better time at the sample shop where we could pull our own dresses and the consultant was AMAZING!  

Post # 28
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

If you know exactly what you want, silhouette, choice of material, desginer that best fits your criteria you would most likely try on a few gowns then would say yes to the dress. My favorite is Monique Lhuillier and trumpet/mermaid silhouette so as soon as I try on one or even look at it on the model, I know it would work perfectly on me.

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@socalmeli:Aren’t the dresses there really expensive?

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@AlishaKay:  Yeah, it was kinda ridic.  I told them my price point was under $3000 and everything they brought me looked like low-budget prom dresses.  I guess I was kinda spoiled too after finding a bunch of beautiful designer gowns under $1000 at the sample shop I was at.

Post # 31
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@socalmeli: Yeah, that is was I thought.  I would have been skrewed because all the dresses I have looked at were arround 900-1400.  I would have ran to the sample shop..LOL  I love Maggie Sottero gowns and they are all in that price range.  I would have wanted to see the St. Pucchi dresses which are as much as a car…LOL

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