(Closed) I setup my 1st time dress appointment!!!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Good luck!!! You will have fun! I think it’s a great time for you to start looking. One thing I noticed when I first started trying on dresses was that some of my favorites in pictures were not my favorites in person. So who knows, you may end up going in a totally different direction than the Hayley Paige dresses. However, they could be better than you imagined!!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I went 10 months in advance to look at dresses, and the same thing. I had 2 I loved, but when I tried them on it was just….meh. And I ended up finding on I loved more, and they said it would take 6 to 7 months for the dress to come it, some can take 8! Im going to have the dress 2 months before, so it gives me time to tweet it if need be. For me, the more time the better!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

How exciting!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Haha! But if one of them turned out to be the dress of all dresses for you then thnk about how easy that would be for you!

About the same time I got engaged one of the girls I went to high school with got engaged as well. About 2 months later she updates her facebook status and says “Bought my wedding dress today!” I told her that was great and asked how many she tried on. 5!!!! Just 5 and her dress was number 4!!! I was quite envious since I had tried on about 30 at that time. I ended up trying on over 60 but when I finally found it I knew it!

I hope you do fall in love and it is a magical experience 🙂

Post # 8
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Super exciting! Have fun!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I can’t wait to see you try on the Hailey Paige ones!!

 

And you are allowed to be picky, you are spending hundreds/ thousands of dollars on a dress that is going to be the most photographed day of your life.  From someone who let her guard down for one day and bought a dress I didn’t 100% like, and now I am still searching . . . DON’T EVER FEEL BAD ABOUT BEING PICKY!  

 

My new rule is no trying on a dress and buying the dress in the same sitting/ appointment.  I am the type of person that picks apart decisions, and if I didn’t think of some aspect from a new unexpected dress than I need to be able to make the decision on my own and not be pressured into it.  

 

GOOD LUCK!

Post # 11
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774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Carley7.6.13:  AGREED!! About the picky part. I had one consultant make me feel so…well…kinda crappy about being picky over my dress. I was very specific and they made me feel bad about it. Making me try other dresses I hated on, or telling me “your never going to find exactly what you want”. I definitly didnt buy my dress from them, which is funny cause I found my dress at their salon. But I waited 4 weeks, went to a different one that had it, tried it on again, along with others. And I still loved it! And the consultant was WAY better. I have to like the person I’m buying from.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think it’s good to start early, you have more time to look for that perfect dress and figure out what you want.  I wish I had started earlier…maybe the expereince would have been different.  I was so over the whole dress shopping experience after my first bridal salon appoitment and am so happy I found my perfect dress right after that.  Only tried on 6 dress (bought the 6th one) and went to 1 bridal salon (the store I got my dress is a local seamstress shop LOL).  have fun.  

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I got my dress Saturday and it was the second dress I tried on. I knew it was the one on the hanger, I knew it when I put it on, and I knew it even as I tried on 4 more dresses and left the store without buying it. My mom asked me to go to lunch to be sure, I was, but I didn’t want to feel pressured. It also allowed people to be honest about what they thought and to be sure I wasn’t buying it because I was excited.

What worked well for me was talking to the sales associate by myself. That allowed me to set budget, no-gos, and what I liked. Then everyone got to fall in love as I played dress up.

The other thing that worked well was knowing my venue and having met with my priest. I knew what was allowed and what we had to work with (my aisle is too narrow for a ballgown and my dad).

Also, I brought a group of people who cared about different things. My grandmother cared about the quality of the fabric, my aunt cared about it being appropriate for a mass (she used to work in a church), my mom cared if it was white/ivory (champagne was out), my sister cared if I loved it and how hard the bustle would be, and my bridemaid would have no problem telling me how I looked in it.

Finally, I didn’t go in looking for the absolute best dress– I went in looking for a great dress. One that was perfect for me. There may be other dresses I could love more or that I would look better in, but the dress I got was exactly what I said I wanted.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@BellaDee:  Don’t worry. Other people’s opinions won’t sway you. On my first venture out I tired on a very pretty A line gown that looked great on me and did wonders for my figure but it just wasn’t the dress. My mom, grandma and aunt were with me. My mom and grandma were good about it and agreed that the dress was beautiful on me but my aunt! OMG. She was like “that’s it! that is the dress. we can go home now because we are done!” I was like “It’s nice but it’s not my dress. It may be yours but it’s not mine.” I don’t think she liked that so much but hey I was being honest and she was getting out of control with it. She asked me to send her a picture of MY dress after I bought it but I told her I was keeping it a surprise. I don’t need her to compare it to the other dress for 5 months. Stand firm on what you want because it’s what YOU want!

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