Post # 1
I have my first appointment to try on wedding dresses this Saturday. I’ve got print outs of a few of my favourites ready to go and it is just myself, my Maid/Matron of Honor and my Bridesmaid or Best Man.
So you guys have any tips on what to bring or what to wear?
Also, what do you do if the bridal salon won’t let you take pictures?
Post # 3
Yay for dress appointments!
Most salons I’ve been to don’t allow pictures. So, you can either be sneaky or just not have a picture to take home.
As for what to wear, this thread has a ton of great advice:
Post # 4
My advice for what to wear is just make sure you are wearing underwear that you’re comfortable with people seeing lol. It sounds weird but my consultant saw everything because she had to help me in all of the dresses I tried on.
As for pictures, my salon allowed it but if they don’t then just take pics when you’re in the room alone.
Post # 5
My advice is not responsive to the questions you asked, but I think it’s important: be open to trying on silhouettes/fabrics/etc that you don’t think you will like, or that you do not like. You may be surprised. I was adamant that I did not want: 1) a ball gown 2) lace and 3) a corset back. And guess what, my dress ended up with all 3.
Post # 6
I definitely 2nd being open to what you think you might not like and not to judge a dress by how it looks on the hanger. I hated my dress on the hanger and it was totally not what I was looking for, but the girl convinced me that it would be awesome on…and low and behold I bought it 🙂
Oh and HAVE FUN!
Post # 7
of course, the bees are giving great advice.
Try on LOTS of dresses. Don’t rule out any style until you try it on… you never know what might be flattering ON until you actually put it on. 🙂
Bringing pictures will help the consultant understand your “vision” so that’s good!
Also – if you set on a price range be sure to communicate that the beginning of the appointment. I used a rule of thumb that I would NOT try on any dress over my budget… that’s just asking for heartbreak.
But seriously — it’s a blast. You’ll feel like a princess and it’s SO much fun so take it all in!
Post # 8
Not a tip, but happy shopping! I’m going dress shopping for the first time this weekend! Hope you have fun!!
Post # 9
Let’s see. Although it’s tempting, don’t invite your counsin’s best friend’s aunt. (AKA, don’t invite a ton of people.) Ask a very few people that you absolutely trust. For my first trip, I just took good ‘ol Mom. Would have taken my Maid/Matron of Honor, too, but she lived out of state.
Wear clothing that isn’t too difficult to remove as you’ll be changing. Wear under clothing that is your basic white or very pale. This is not the time to bring out the neon pink awesome pair that you just bought at VS…as everyone will be able to see a bright color through your dress with certain styles. (That’s taken from a bride I know who did that on her wedding day. Oops.)
Go with an idea of styles you like, but don’t be afraid to try on something you might not have thought of.
Remember your budget. Remember that there will likely be tax, and possibly alterations added to the cost of the dress, as well as a veil if you plan on wearing one.
Post # 10
Don’t accept the “no picture” thing or no picture until you place an order. You are potentially spending hundreds or thousands of dollars. There are no designers who have that stipulation or else no salons would allow it. Looking at these pictures really helped me in the decision-making process. For me the only place that was funny was Priscilla of Boston and they just “let us discuss it” for a minute while we took pictures.
Post # 11
Thanks so much for all of the advice ladies! So excited for today!