(Closed) Preparing for my first appointment! Advice?

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

I went to davids.  When I got there, I checked in at the front desk.  I was given a catalog to look through and show my consultant which dress I liked.  Then we talked about what I wanted in a wedding dress.  After that she took me back to a dressing room and asked my bra size and pants size.  She brought back a few dress, a bra and a slip for me to use while trying on dresses.  I didnt plan on buying a dress as it was only my 2nd place I went to, but ended up falling in love with a dress.   It was the third dress I tried on.  We had been there less than 30 minutes. I do think it depends on how fast your consultant can get you in a dress and how long it takes you to decide if you like it our not as to how many dress you can try one in 90 minutes.

Post # 4
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15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My first experience was at Davids too, and honestly I think it was a great place to start.

I had looked at some dresses online and ‘favorited’ the ones I liked. In the store, they can pull up that list right from the website. They’ll give you undergarments if you want. I’m also very small chested and that was a huge concern for me (nothing more crushing that trying on a dress and not filling it. At. All). I kept on my undergarments and they provided a long shapewear slip and long bra. They opened fresh packages up so I didn’t have to worry about previous brides.

I got to try on about 6 dresses in like an hour and a half (but we had at least 10 pulled). BUT I’ve had friends that were only allowed to try on three then were told to make another appoint. I also went with just my mom and I’m really glad I did. I found out how she pictured me so that the next few stores I had a good idea of what direction to go.

I told them it was my very first time ever trying on a dress and they were incredibly kind (the whole store, not just the consultant). I did not feel pressured to buy at all. They have called to follow up and see how my hunt was going but it was not obtrusive.

I think you’ll have a great time!

Post # 5
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213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Since you’re going on a weekday it’ll probably be more laid back than a weekend appontment. I had to wait about an hour on a Friday evening. I looked at the dresses while we waited and gave the list from my internet favorites to the consultant. She pulled the dresses she could find in a reasonable size for me and I got to try on several. You don’t need to tell them you’re not ready to buy because you never know. You may fall in love with a dress. I used my own strapless bra, but they offer you one and a slip. After the first couple dresses, it’ll feel less awkward having a stranger dress you. Honestly, the dressing room was very small compared to other stores I went to so once you get a poofy dress or two in there, you’re pretty much drowning in dresses anyways.

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