(Closed) Trying on dresses

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm

I have been shopping three different times. I thought the first appointment was very overwhelming personally. I am glad I tried on several different shapes at the first appointment so that I knew, in general, what dresses I would like to try on as the hunt got more serious. Have fun!


Post # 4
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@saraking:  Style is definitely important! It will narrow down your choices. If you are really looking to get your dress that day, it may be a good idea to run in and try on a few styles that you think youll like, so you know what to more specifically look for when you go with everyone.

Good luck, and have fun! 🙂

Post # 5
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@saraking:  I think it wouldn’t hurt. That way you have a clear thought in mind in reagrads to colour/style/price/details you want and will make it a much more enjoyable experience! I did similar with two of my bridesmaids and it was funny to see what dresses they put me in that DIDN’T suit me lol!

Post # 6
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Definitely go beforehand! Make an appointment or two to just see what styles/designers/fabrics you like so you don’t have to waste time with your sister and SIL.

Also, it’ll help you be prepared to make a decision that day – you don’t want to find a dress you love but don’t want to buy because you haven’t seen other dresses. You might feel pressure to buy quickly since 7 months is right on the line of not being enough time to get the dress in (of course it depends on place/dress).

Post # 7
1450 posts
Bumble bee

I would definitely recommend that you try on dresses by yourself.  It’s a big decision and investment, and a lot of times the people you bring with you (even though they have good intentions) will have their own opinions about what they like that’s not reflective of what YOU want.  And it can really make you feel insecure & unsure of your decisions, esp if they like a dress you’re just so-so about, or if it’s a dress you really love but they don’t like it.  There’s no negative or downside to trying it out by yourself.  If anything, if you go on your own and find a few that you love but can’t decide, having a second opinion at that point could really help you narrow down your choices.

There are sssooo many women who come on the bee because they have dress regret.  And over 90% of them are because they got pressured into buying a dress they weren’t in love with but everyone else that came with them did.  

Post # 8
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I agree, it’s a good idea to go in and try on some dresses first, if you’re really determined to find your dress that day. It really is a process figuring out what looks good and what you want, for most people it doesn’t seem to be like on TV where you try on four dresses and that’s it! 

The other thing I would say is it’s fine to make it your goal to find your dress on that day, but keep in mind it just may not happen and that’s okay. Dress shopping is super fun, but it can also be surprisingly stressful, and I think having so much pressure to find the right dress in one day could make it even more so. 

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