(Closed) Still havent went dress shopping

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was having this problem too. I’m a little big and didn’t want an audience. In the end I took 3 people with me. If you want to keep your group small, just say that the bridal shop recommends bringing no more than 3 people with you…

Post # 4
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The first time I went completely alone, it was the best thing I did then I narrowed it down to what I was interested in and invited a few people along.

Post # 5
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

It’s ok to be embarrassed. I wasn’t sure I wanted anyone to go with me either. I went to a couple shops with my dad. Two in his hometown and one closer to my house. The first one had nothing pretty much in my size (small shop going out of business) and nothing in the style I liked. The second one I found a dress I pretty much loved and am probably going to go back to try on later.

The last was DB and I was pleasantly surprised at the multitude of dresses I liked in my size or close enough anyway to try on. I didn’t pick a dress for sure, but I tried on a bunch that had elements of what I wanted. Basically they had me pick 3 dresses out of their catalog to show to the assistant or whatever. I showed her and she picked out dresses based on what I liked. They didn’t have one in stock at all, which I had thought about buying from them. But I got to try on several others and pick what I liked and didn’t like from the dresses. She brought out a bunch that weren’t what I wanted, but had a piece of it and I was lucky enough to be right next to a bride that had the same taste in dresses as I did, albeit with a different neckline. Pretty much, it was a successful day even though I didn’t find MY dress.

Gosh I’m rambling on. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that it’s really nice to have another person with you, but if you’re not comfortable with a crowd, don’t take a crowd. Let them know that maybe for your first fitting or something everyone can come and ooh and ahh at the dress you picked. For me, just having my dad there was perfect, because he had a good idea of what I wanted and didn’t let anyone steamroll over me (not that my consultant would have, because she was seriously amazing) and he was able to take pictures of me in one of the dresses that I really liked so I can compare them later.

Post # 6
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would def go try on dresses with your closest person to you. 1. to many opinions and 2. it sucks to find nothing


I got super frusterated… even with DB and AA when they didn’t have my size. I ended up going with Maggie Sottero Angelina. She makes great dresses and fits plus size girls great~!



Cant wait to see you final dress! 🙂

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