(Closed) Repost: Anyone go dress shopping alone? If so, how did you like it?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I went dress shopping all by myself the first time.  I went into three bridal shops and it was actually very stress-free.  I didn’t have to worry about fighting against others’ opinions or defending my taste etc.  I think it is easier for the bridal consultant too.  It is a much more smooth process that way.  You can really be honest with what you like and you don’t like without having to worry about being nice and thoughtful of what others will like on you.  

And I completely agree with you that once you make your decision all by yourself, nobody can say anything against it, at least not openly.  Otherwise, all the things that they mention during the whole decision-making process get stuck in your mind someway and it is a little uncomfortable to deal with that.  

 

Post # 4
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109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

oh by the way, I really like your dress.  That is Priscilla of Boston right?  Mine is too:)

Post # 6
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683 posts
Busy bee

I bought mine off of WB, I just knew it was the “one.” I think I’ll enjoy dress shopping with my bridesmaids more- I don’t like the scrutiny or attention if I went dress shopping with a group of girls.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Here is mine:)

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Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wish I could go dress shopping by myself! But I’m pretty sure my mom would kill me! That being said, I love love love your dress! It’s absolutely beautiful.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I love both of your dresses, s02203 and ccflowers! WOW.

I wish I would have gone shopping myself the first time, I think.  I wanted input, but it was hard to get a feel for my style after hearing everyone else’s opinions about the dresses.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I loved shopping alone. It made me listen to my own voice instead of the ones around me, and I’m convinced I never would have found a dress I truly loved with a bunch of people around.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am with you – I went with friends the first couple times and the rest of my appointments were just me by myself. I realized the hard way that it’s very difficult to decide if you like a dress when there are people with you. I didn’t even have opinionated people with me at first – they were the opposite – no reaction whatsoever which may have been worse. By myself, I was able to really think about and decide what I liked about each dress and narrow them down quicker. I did end up having that ‘this is the one’ moment and I honestly don’t know if that would have happend had I been surrounded by other opinions.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I went by myself a couple times, but honestly I preferred going with my mom and sisters. I can see how it would be better alone if the people you go with are really opinionated. My mom and sisters gave me their input and were honest, but also they werent pushy( and of course my mom said I looked beautiful in everything lol). When I was alone it wasnt as fun and I wanted to ask for some honest opinions. I was worried the consultants just wanted me to pick the most expensive dress. By the way your dress is really pretty!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I went shopping the first time alone and I loved it.  I prefer to shop alone, tend to know what does and does not work for me, and didn’t want any drama.  My mom was going to be in town a week later and suffers with fatigue from her MS, so I wanted to make it easier on her.  I found the one while on my own, but had the shop pull 3 other dresses for good measure.  I told her I knew what I wanted but she had to figure it out, but I wouldn’t change my pic.  Suprisingly, she not only picked the right dress, but had some of the same faults with others I tried on.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I went dress shopping alone for the majority of my visits… (That’s what happens when you try on 100 dresses!)  I actually preferred it for the most part until I found a dress that I was really interested in.  It just so happened that the day I tried on my dress, I went with my cousin in law, but I would have purchased my dress even if there was nobody there!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It was good but, when I was torn I could really have used a couple of second opinions.

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