(Closed) Trying on dresses for the first time Sunday!!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I hope you find something!!  Post pictures if you get to take them!

I don’t have any tips because I haven’t been dress shopping yet.  I’m going next Friday!  Eeek!

Good luck!!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

A camera, strapless bra and high heeled shoes (about the height you will be looking for).

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

So exciting! Yes a strapless bra and camera are definitely necessary and also- try on everything.
I was sure certain dresses wouldnt look good on me, or that I wouldn’t like certain styles, but you really don’t know until you try things on!

A lot of bees have said they ended up with completely different dresses than they expected so keep an open mind. πŸ™‚

Have fun!!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Try on all different types of styles. Even if you think you want the tulle ballgown, still try on the satin mermaid, for example. And vice versa. You don’t want to have any regrets after trying on your dress where you wonder how a certain style would of looked on you!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Bring pictures of dresses you like/ dresses you want to try on . And wear conservative underwear if you are shy, i wore a thong the 2nd time i went and i felt a little exposed when the sales consultant was lacing up the dresses (some of those corsets dip very low!). I brought a strapless bra both time but didnt need it since all the dresses i tryed on had built in bras.

Both places i went to had shoes too but they were way lower than shoes i would actually wear so i suggest you bring your own. And neither place let us take pics, but my Future Sister-In-Law snuck some on her phone.  

Post # 8
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11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Evie19: I ended up with something COMPLETELY different than what I thought I wanted. It’s funny when we think what we want isn’t really what will give us that “moment.”

 

@peachbaby4008: Just keep an open mind despite your preconcieved perceptions of what you think might look on your body etc. You will be pleasantly surprised.

I had a really limited idea of what I wanted going in and I think it made my experience of shopping a lot more difficult.

Do you have a venue booked? I think that is really important before shopping. Several girls I know ended up having to buy alternative dresses because the dress they purchases was too much or too little for their venue.

Good luck and post photos!!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Take shoes that are similar to what you want, pictures of what you like and an open mind πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Treejewel19: I know I thought lace dresses would look awful on me, but I almost went with a lace dress!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ditto with what everyone has said! 

Try on every style you can. There was this dress I really liked online but it just swallowed me whole!  I didn’t think I’d like the mermaid/trumpet, but that’s what I ended up getting!

Some places might provide you with a bra and/or shoes and/or slip.  DB offered all three when I went although I had already brought a strapless and my own shoes. 

As a forewarning though, not every place allows you to take pictures. I knew that ahead of time, but was still disappointed when one of the salons didn’t allow it and they took out the designer label in all the dresses.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with PPs…

TRY ON EVERYTHING PULLED FOR YOU. And keep an open mind. Everything I thought I didn’t want, I ended up with…. Funny how that happens. And after I went dress shopping for the first time I didn’t even want to do any internet browsing because I knew how different each dress looks when you slip it on.

Definitely wear a strapless bra. Take photos from different angles and review them, don’t let the sales person pressure you, don’t get discouraged, HAVE FUN (!), and make sure you try moving around in it- dancing, sitting down, walking up steps, etc, finally, if you find one you like let them accessorize you up! It really helps paint the bigger picture.  

Good luck to you!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Don’t feel obligated. You don’t owe them a thing. This is a HUGE decision and one you shouldn’t enter into hastily if you don’t feel ready to do so. And if they hassle you, they’re not the right consultant for the job.

I never had a consultant actually put me in the dress. Either they would have it ready for me to slide in myself while I was in a dressing room alone, or like at DB where there was no one to help me, my Maid/Matron of Honor came in a helped.

This bra is Vic Secret, but after countless, not great, cheap strapless bras that squished my boobs into cone like ugliness I found this push up strapless at their store. I bought it AS SOON as I tried it on. LOVE it and so worth the money. And it’s on sale right now.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@peachbaby4008: At the stores I went to I had like a big dressing room that the attendant came into with me to help me in. I thought it would be awkward but it really wasn’t, this is what they do all day. I wore spanx tho so I had more coverage.

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