(Closed) Wedding dress shopping frustration

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

everything will be fine, i promise!! i couldn’t find any of the dresses that i really wanted to try on, OR they weren’t in the right size so i ended up loving the dresses that fit really well (except for sophia i loved her anyway lol)….

Post # 4
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1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Um, I absolutely had the same experience.  I never had that “omg this is the one” moment.  I kept waiting, and waiting for that feeling but it never came.  I tried on at least 80 dresses.  I feel confident that I’ve tried on every single style out there!  I ended up buying a dress that I like a lot and flatters my body.  I realized that there are so many other elements of the wedding that excited me more than the dress, and that’s ok.  I know I’ll good on my wedding day, it’s just not as big of a deal to me as it is to some other brides…

I would say, if you feel you’ve exhausted all options, and time is running out, don’t worry about buying a dress that you just like a lot. Wedding dresses may just not be your style!!

Check this out, it helps to read the posts!   http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/anyone-not-excited-to-wear-their-dress

Post # 5
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2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It will all turn out ok!!!  Don’t get bogged down in what everyone else thinks of your dress.  All that matters is how YOU feel in it!  I know we tend to want everyone’s opinion (I almost ordered the dress my Maid/Matron of Honor liked best on me instead of the one I liked best), but at the end of the day, you’re the one wearing it and it’s your day! 
I also suggest trying on anything and everything.  I had pretty specific ideas of what I wanted (lace, A-line) and ended up with something totally different (taffeta, ball gown). You may surprise yourself!

Post # 6
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348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

go by yourself and try it on. if you dont fall in love instantly its not the one. If you are easily swayed, I wouldnt take anyone with you. 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 7
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5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I honestly believe that you will be okay. Mid Feb. is like 2 weeks away so I don’t think you will be cutting it close with the wedding. What dresses are you interested in? Have you tried calling the designer to see if the dresses are available somewhere that isn’t too far away?

Post # 8
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5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I forgot to ask whether you have too many opinions from others. All those opinions can be causing confusion and overshadowing what you want.

Post # 9
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1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Yeah I wouldn’t worry what people think of your dress, it’s all about how you feel in it. You don’t need to cry or hear a choir of angels, but you should feel beautiful and happy to wear it!

Post # 10
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3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Don’t worry… It’ll all be fine. You still have time. I ordered my dress with 6 months out. Not that you will probably need that, but most brands will even take a rush order for a fee and deliver the dress within 3 months.

And if you think 6 stores is bad, meet me, the champion of tour-de-salons! Smile I’ve been to 21 (!)  stores and tried on 100+ dresses. And I didn’t enjoy the experience one bit, so you’re not alone. I just didn’t want to settle for something I didn’t like so it turned into a big quest that was almost like a second job for me. So speaking from plenty of experience, here are my suggestions:

1) Take photos. If you’re not allowed, take them secretly. It’s much easier to evaluate photos in the calm of your home, when you’re not standing on a pedestal for the world to see, without some salesperson breathing over your shoulder, and everyone waiting for you to make a decision.

2) Go alone or take only one person whose opinion you trust. If you need more opinions from others, share the photos with them.

3) Until have a clear idea of what you want, try on everything, even those you don’t think you like. If there are minor things you don’t like about the dresses, ask if these can be changed with simple alterations.

4) Once you have a clear idea of what you want, if you simply cannot find what you’re looking for, consider having the dress custom made. If I could start all over again this is what I would’ve done.

 

Good luck and don’t be discouraged…You will find something.

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