(Closed) I went dress shopping alone….

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you go dress shopping alone?
    Yes, and I bought a dress! : (29 votes)
    36 %
    Yes, but I didn't buy anything : (16 votes)
    20 %
    No, but I wish I had : (7 votes)
    9 %
    No, I was glad to have others with me : (29 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 17
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Shopped with family the first 6 times, but made my final purchase alone and chose a dress no one had ever seen before.

    Post # 18
    9544 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I always recommend women start shopping alone! Once you have some ideas then you can bring in some other opinions, but it’s nice to wade through the definite “no”s on your own.

    Post # 19
    678 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @HoyaTerpDC:  No problem- I think it’s just called the Bridal Boutique in Columbia, near Oakland Mills and Snowden River Pkwy. My consultant was Paige, she was great! I just walked in on a weekday and they helped me right away. They had a good selection of Maggie Sotteros, which was what I was looking for 🙂 I haven’t done alterations there yet, but based on my shopping experience alone I’d recommend it to anyone in the area.

    Post # 20
    7123 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @HoyaTerpDC:  I didn’t go alone, but I probably could have and would have been just fine. I actually think it’s best to have a small a group as possible. Too many opinions make things stressful 🙂 I origionally wanted it to just be me and my Maid/Matron of Honor. Then I felt obligated to take my baby sister, who was REALLY excited about it, even though she was only 13. Then, my Maid/Matron of Honor invited another friend along (yes, that really happened – and the girl even in the wedding party!!!). I was pretty peeved at the time, but the friend ended up being the one to find my dress!

    Post # 20
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    HoyaTerpDC:  Hi!  Thank you so much for your post!  I thought I was the only one who purchased my dress alone.  After watching all those episodes on SAY YES TO THE DRESS and the entourage these brides had, I felt sorry for myself and that I missed out on a great experience to share the shopping experience with my Mom and friends.  Now I don’t feel like the only one and have to be sad about it!!!!:)  I really did enjoy shopping for my gown alone and didn’t think anything of it until the show and a girl said, “You just won’t get that same experience like I did… that moment” which hurt my feelings a bit.  But I did have that feeling and I just didn’t feel that I wanted to get everyone’s approval before purchasing my gown:)  Thanks again!!!!:)

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