Post # 1
For me, I visited mostly smaller bridal stores that will let you go through and pull the dresses you want to try on yourself. I started trying them on, and the consultant brought me dresses she thought I’d like based on what I was/wasn’t liking. I originally wanted a simple, V neck style dress (pic 1). The dress I ended up buying was one I totally overlooked when looking through the store by myself, but the consultant was sure I’d love it (pic 2).
So I’m curious who all managed to pick a dress from a magazine, and loved it in person as well, and whose dress was brought to them by the staff at the bridal store.
Post # 3
The attendant picked it out, but at this particular bridal store, they don’t allow you to browse and pull things yourself.
Post # 4
I was a 2 dress bride so for the first dress that I bought, the sales consultant asked me to describe the look that I wanted for my wedding (which is black tie affair/romantic/classy) and I ended up buying a gown that fit that theme but that really wasn’t me at all. Luckily I was blessed to get a full refund!
For my 2nd dress, I knew exactly what I wanted after crying over my mistake and looking at a million more gowns 🙂 I love it!
Post # 5
My Maid/Matron of Honor picked it out. My sales consultant was great and laid back, she let us look around and pull any dresses we liked. It was my favorite and the first one I wanted to try on and it became the winner!
Post # 6
I knew that the store carried white dresses and so thought I’d check it out. I had a general idea of what they carried and what I liked and saw a dress that I sort of liked. Turns out the dress that I sort of liked was the predecessor to the dress that I bought! I think my mom pulled the dress.
Post # 7
My future Mother-In-Law pulled my dress. She was in town for the weekend, and I was wanting to visit a local bridal salon that I hadn’t been to before. While I was there trying on dresses, she was browsing through an Oklahoma bridal magazine. While standing there in another dress, she looked at me, pointed to it, and said, “we have to go try this on.” We stopped by the other bridal store, I tried it on, and I absolutely lit up! It was exactly what I had been looking for! It’s Huesca by Pronovias. I’ll try to find a picture to post. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I love it!
Post # 8
I went in with a very open mind, but I really hated lots of dresses on the racks.I wasn’t 100% sure what i wanted b/c I know for a fact that what I like doesn’t always translate to what looks good on my body.
The consultant CONVINCED me to put on my dress. I even grimaced at her, haha
Loved it! Bought it, walked out the door with it.
Post # 9
The consultant picked mine out! And it was like the last dress I tried on.
I was looking for something like this in theory. But when I put them on, I didn’t feel like a bride:
I ended up with this:
It’s satin, NO lace! and it has beading.
Totally different, but I definitely felt like a bride in it! 🙂
I can’t wait to get it when it comes in in March!
Post # 10
I went with a printout of dresses I hoped to try on. Dress #1 I loved and the back was beautiful and I hoped it would work—it tanked. Dress #2 the consultant pulled for me because it was on my list and then when we got around to trying it on she forgot I had it even on my list. Dress #2 was the one 🙂
Post # 11
I saw it on another bride at the salon and fell in love! It was totally what I didn’t want too. Funny, once I had it on the same thing happened to another bride! She actually asked me to come stand next to her while she wore the other dress she was considering and she went with mine too!
Post # 12
missstepanie i love your dress… i went dress shooping onces… we browsed the store look at evry dress. choose some and trieed them on… i like one but my Fiance didnt like it… my mom is traveling form puerto rico to mass to help me get a dress… i have so many options and soooo different that i dont really know what i want….
some days i want a red dress, then other days i want a white, then other days i want it short and finally i want it long… i still dont know what i want
so my mom said she was coming to choose some dresses and help me deciding…
Post # 13
The consultant pulled out a dress with ruching and I thought “ew… but ok, I’ll be polite and try it on” but i thought i wanted a lace trumpet dress. Turns out that lace was itchy and i absolutely loved the dress with ruching because it was dupioni silk and uber-glam. 🙂
Post # 14
My Mom and I picked out a bunch and I found one I was sure I was going to buy. Before I could actually order it the consultant asked me if I’d be willing to try on one more dress and brought in the gown that I ended up totally loving and buying!! I’m so glad she didn’t let me buy the other one!
Post # 15
Here’s what I thought I wanted:
Here’s what my mom picked out and what I fell in love with:
Post # 16
I tried everything anyone wanted me to on. The consultant pulled dresses for me to look at necklines, skirts, etc. Nothing fit what I wanted.
I didn’t want strapless. I wanted off the sholder cap sleeves, lots of beading, and a long train.
I actually found a gown I liked, and thought about it for a month. Then we went back to make a decision, and the consultant showed me a dress that they had just gotten in. I knew it was the one before I tried it on.