Post # 1
Just after a little advice. I’m going dress shopping on Saturday with my Mum and I have no idea what to expect.
Can anyone give me any handy hints and tips about what to expect. I’m really nervous as I have no idea what I am after, what will suit me or what to do. I’m also trying to loose a bit of weight will that effect my choice? Arghh sorry I’m panicking lol
Post # 2
No worries. I was super nervous when I went trying on dresses. I’m a quiet person and don’t like the spotlight on me. Relax and have a good time. They usually start by telling you about there store and what kinds of dresses they have. They’ll ask your price range and you can show them pictures of what you’ve picked out. I went to two bridal boutiques that I loved! Small places and the people are super nice. I went to a David’s Bridal and hated it. I didn’t get the attention I needed and the dresses, I think were bad quality.
If if there’s a time where you feel annoyed and not happy. I would stop for the day and come back another time. Wedding dress shopping should be nothing but fun and exciting for you. If you feel overwhelmed, take a break. You’ll find tour dream dress! Good luck!
Post # 3
If this is your first appointment, I would suggest to just go and have fun with zero expectations of actually purchasing something. Have fun playing dress up and make your goal to just get a first sense of what you like. Get your mom to take photos (if they let you), and give it some time afterwards to let it sink in what silhouette, style, fabric, neckline, colour etc. you like best! Be open-minded and try on things that you might not think you would like.
As for tips, wear light makeup that won’t smudge off onto the dresses (e.g. no lipstick or full face foundation). Also wear nude underwear that you wouldn’t mind the consultant seeing. I wish that I had thought to go braless when I first started trying on dresses, all the photos of me in dresses look dumb with my ugly nude granny bra showing! So I would suggest if you are smaller chested (like me) to go without, they all have cups sewn in anyways and I didn’t wear a bra at my wedding.
Have fun bee 🙂 post pictures here of your favourites after if you’d like (if they allow you to take any)!
Post # 4
I was also very nervous about dress shopping! I was very unsure of what I wanted and worried the consultants would be annoyed with me and also that everyone would be looking at me all day! I did end up having a pretty good time though once I got used to it, and found the direction I wanted to go in.
I had some general ideas of what I thought I’d like, but told them I wanted to try all sorts of styles. They usually would then ask about the venue and the season so they could get an idea of the vibe. This turned out to be kind of fun for both me and the stylists who would pull out the more ‘unconventional dresses’ they like to see people try, you have to try on some awful ones to appreciate the best!
Take photos if you can! They were so helpful for me! There were a few I really thought were contenders, but for various reasons after seeing them in photos my mind was changed. This is also helpful if the people you choose to bring with you are hestitant to give honest opinions!
I also second the braless tip, if possible! I brought a couple different style bras along for options and after the first couple dresses realized they were totally unnecessary and mess with the look of the dress.
Post # 5
The stylists will come in to the cubicle to help you in and out of the dresses – if you’re self conscious remember that they see hundreds of brides a week – like with beauticians, they are just doing their job!
A lot of wedding dress shops seem to be pushy, so don’t get sucked in if they start saying you can have a discount if you buy today, etc. Just say ‘no, I’m going to think about it’. It’s also normal to go back and try on your top contenders at least twice, so no need to rush.