(Closed) Not too Excited about Dress Shopping (but I should be!)

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Marquise- I was the most reluctant dress-trier-on-er at first… but once I started getting out there and doing it, I was obsessed.  I think I just needed to get over that hump of expectations vs. reality… and once I was there, it was all fun.

You may not need the six months if you are planning to go for a style from J. crew or Nordstroms, but it is still a good idea to get this box checked off sooner rather than later.  Have you thought about using pre-owned wedding dresses or Ebay?  Those might be good options since time and selection are kind of tight for traditional bridal shops (which are lacking in your area anyway!)

Good luck!  I know I don’t have to tell you to come back and tell us what you decided!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
Post # 6
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Blushing bee

What about trying a department store, such as Nordstroms.com! Oh i love just love them!

I don’t know what your style is but I love each of these for ANY wedding!

 

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Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m in the same boat.  I’m dreading the treatment from the local bridal stores.  I had some experience with them in the past for my sisters’ weddings, and I am in no rush to return.  I also am pretty clueless about what I want.  I have an old vintage dress laying on the guest bed (purchased from Goodwill), and I am still contemplating whether or not I will wear it for the ceremony or nix it all together.  I also lack that support of friends and family being there to help me find the perfect dress.  My closest friends live far away, and I’m not close to my family anymore.  I’ll wait it out for as long as I can.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Dress shopping is REALLY low on my list too.  I want to lose weight – ideally enough to get out of plus sizes, and it’s not much fun looking at dresses until I get there.  Cross your fingers!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

A friend of mine got her dress on Ebay for about $100 and it was AWESOME! Came from one of those chinese wholesaler places. It had these hideous sheer poofy sleeves that she just cut off at the top of the arm under the off the shoulder part. GORGEOUS! Nobody guessed in a million years. And it fit her perfectly! A lot of those places make it to fit. I got really frustrated dress shopping without my mom, who also lives really far away. It’s sweaty and they all fit weird and the salesladies try to get you to drop a LOT of hard earned money! They tell you it all looks good and I had to turn to one and tell her to stop yanking me around because I knew better! GOod luck! Maybe try on dresses at these snooty places JUST to get an idea of what stuff looks like on? Then tell them as you’re leaving (and they’re begging you to stay) you’d never spend your money there! You could be snooty right back!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh MissMarquise!  Relax  and take a deep breath.

It’s not so bad.  I think you should research for about a month, then develop a "short list" of where to visit and even venture out of your zip code or county to find the dress. You’ve got plenty of time.  Nordstroms’ does have lovely dresses for formal events. Bring a few girlfriends and have a road trip and one overnight for fun!  Could be your bachelorette party by the way!  I say to always mix fun with friends and what could be more stress free than bringing the girls along for a fun, fashionable road trip together~

Oh, and don’t forget about Nicole Miller.  She has a bridal line that’s lovely also! 

  

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

marquisemiss: I would use this opportunity to find a chic "Carrie Bradshaw"-ish suit dress for your wedding so you’ll still look and feel fabulous! Plus, you can find outfits like this almost anywhere online for WAY less than a traditional gown. Helps with the no stores in your town thing. 😉 I’d also match it up with some amazing shoes to add that something special!

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Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I picked a few more from Nordstroms that I liked. Some longer ones so no knee worries! 🙂

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Post # 15
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Blushing bee

Can you tell i like nordstroms? haha!

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