What do you wish was easier about buying a wedding dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
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  • Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I wish it was easier to pay for. As in cheaper haha.

    In all seriousness… I first went to the local places in my area without doing any research and they all had very pretty dresses but nothing I fell in love with or that REALLY fit my aesthetic. So I started poking around on pinterest and google to find my perfect dream dress, a very unusual looking one that perfectly fit my aesthetic, found a shop that had it and went there to try it on. Turned out my dream dress looked AWFUL on me, but this shop was full of dresses that all fit what I was looking for perfectly and I found my dress dress.

    Other than the cost of a dress I didn’t find anything really hard or bad about buying a dress, it was mostly a lot of fun to try on so many beautiful gowns!

    Post # 17
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    juliettel :  well I live in NYC, but decided to go dress shopping in DE (where my family is) because there’s no sales tax. In NYC, I made an appt at davids bridal just to get a chance to try on different silhouettes (but had no intention of getting my dress there). In DE, I guess I had it easy in that my sister got married 6 months previously, as well as some friends in DE so I made spots at the same salons they went to and just hoped for the best. Luckily, I found my gown and didn’t have to look for more salons. 

    Post # 18
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017 - the garden house, seattle

    the hardest part was finding a salon that had samples to try on in larger plus sizes (i’m a 28). i stumbled across one about 40 minutes away that had samples up to size 36, though. it was an awesome experience, and i wouldn’t have changed anything. it went so well i even wrote an article about it.

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee

    I went to a bunch of stores, things I didn’t like: they didn’t like letting me walk around and shop on my own, some didn’t like me taking pics (in or out of a dress), they kept pushing my budget and not showing me the cheapest options, I hard a hard time envisioning these large dresses altered down to my size, the smaller botiques had crappy hours

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