(Closed) How did you go dress shopping?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How did you go dress shopping?
    went alone & picked my dress and that was it. its my dream dress : (18 votes)
    21 %
    went with mother and we picked the dress together : (32 votes)
    38 %
    went with my entourage. : (29 votes)
    35 %
    who cares I LOVE POLLS!!!! : (5 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Hah, I went with my mother AND my fiancé. We kind of made a rushed decision since they both loved the dress and the price. It was the first one they said looked good on me and we prematurely purchased it. I walked away slightly unsure about my purchase. This was in March. Fast forward to a week ago, I could not stand the feeling of knowing my fiancé saw my dress. I didn’t think I cared he saw it when I bought it, but it started feeling less special since he even had a photo of it.  I could not get over my insecurities of how I looked in the dress and I felt like it did not fit what I wanted in for our wedding. I went shopping with a relative (not my mother and definitely not my fiancé) and picked out a dress that was twice as expensive. They let me return the first one. Now, I’m 100% am in love with my dress. Our wedding is in May so I bought my final dress pretty close to our date, but I also had a much better idea of what I wanted and what was important to me. (Keep in mind that most stores do want you to purchase earlier than 6 months.)

     

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I went with my best friend. It was amazing and I’m so happy that she was there to support me. I would’ve brought my mom but she was out of state for the summer and honestly, in retrospect, I’m happy I didn’t. It was so much easier with just one honest person. 

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Oh, might as well post a picture of the before and after dresses.

     

    Post # 7
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    18 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    i went with my mother and my grandmother! im a grandmas girl is was awesome when we all cried over the same dress

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    First time, I went with my mom and three of my bridesmaids to David’s Bridal and Alfred Angelo. Didn’t really find ‘the one.’

    Second time, I had seen a dress on pinterest and tracked it down to find out who made it. (It’s the ‘Watters Sydney’ dress.)

    I went to the only salon in our area that carried it, and went with just my mom to try it on. I was instantly in love. <3

    Now the dress is under HUGE WRAPS. I want it to be a TOTAL surprise to EVERYONE, not just my Fiance. I won’t even let my mom tell anyone what it looks like, lol.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    the first two times i brought one of my bridesmaids with me who pushed me to try on different types of dresses… the rest of the trips i have been going alone and i have been sharing the pics of the favorites of the trips to 3 of my few girlfriends for honest opinion… i have also posted them here on the bee.. but i have yet to commint.. sigh.. i think i will just keep try on dresses alone (i prefer to shop alone in general anyways) and  i will be keeping it to myself until i have narrowed it down to the absolute 2… i will not be doing a poll here on the bee anymore tho until i decide the one!.. lols i dont want to have endless pollsss.. bees will kick me outtt jaja.. jk

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I went with my mom the first day and we found a few that we liked. Then we came back the next day with my husband’s mom and my sister to help me make the final decision. 

     

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    then get the first pic dress

     

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I actually tried on my first dress with my bridesmaids.. I wasnt supose to but there was a huge sale and there was a beautiful lace gown that I really wanted to try..so I did. I was really disapointed cus it didnt look nearly as good on me as I thought it would. So I left it and the nest time I went dress shopping I had my mom and sister with me and my mom actually picked out this beautiful A line gown with pick ups in the skirt and a black lace bodice and i melted right then and there. I tried it on n that was it. She wasnt satisfied so i had to try on dozens more but ended up agreeing with me in the end haha. Over all It was ALOT easier going with my mom than I had originally thought!

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @HisNightOwl2014:  Both of the dresses look so beautiful on you, I love love love the first one though!

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I went and still only go with my mother and sister. For one, I want my dresses to be a surprise to everyone and also I just wasn’t an individual who needed everyones approval. But I must say going with a group seems like a big fun paty!!!

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