Post # 1
So… I am having mixed feelings right now. I want to start looking at dresses but I feel weird going alone. I have plans to go to a trunk show later in the month to look at the designer I truly am coveting, and family/friends are planning to come for that, but I think I should try on dresses before that? My bridesmaids are not local and I could ask another friend to go with me, but I feel weird doing that since she’s not in the wedding party.
So should I just wait to try on dresses for that trunk show? My mom is like “don’t buy the first dress you try on” but I’m worried that I am going to love the dress I’m coveting… and then where am I?
So did anyone go alone to look at dresses initially?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Zama Beach Club, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
My very first time trying on dresses I went with my BFF and thats it! When she went dress shopping for the first time, it was only with me too 😀
Post # 4
I went with my grandmother and my husband. I tried on 4 dresses and bought the 3rd one that day. =)
Post # 5
Well originally I wanted to wait to try on dresses until much closer to the wedding and when Mum would be willing to go with me, BUT I fell in love with the Alfred Angelo Belle 2011 dress, and when I was out with one of my BMs I tried it on! So the first time was just Bridesmaid or Best Man and I
Post # 6
Can your mom come? My mom has been the only one who went shopping with me so far and it’s been great.
Post # 7
I only went once (seriously, getting my dress and 3 BMs dresses took like 45 minutes) but had a whole crew of mom, and grandmas mine and his, 2 aunts, my sister and cousin.
Post # 8
I went with my Dad, my sil/bff, my niece/bm, and the two fg’s. Bought the first dress I tried on. I tried on like 20 but the first one made me ball and my Dad said he couldn’t take his eyes off me in that one.
Post # 9
I went with my mom, my Mother-In-Law and my godmother.. I totally ended up picking what THEY liked, so I had to go again to change it for someone I like instead… It was so hard to take their comments.. :S
Post # 10
@mepayne: Mom is on the other side of the country unfortunately. She won’t even be able to come at the end of the month, but my Future Mother-In-Law, Future Sister-In-Law, Maid/Matron of Honor and SIL will be here to support me then…
Post # 11
I went by myself the first time I tried on dresses. It was the weekend immediately after getting engaged! I got an email about a sample sale, so it was just fate. 🙂
Post # 12
The very first time I went with my parents.
Post # 13
My mom, sister, baby niece, aunt and cousin (who are like my second mom and other sister)
Post # 14
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I went with one of my two MOHs, and I ended up buying a sample dress that day- so one person (other than sales staff) saw the dress before I bought it.
You may want to try on dresses alone, or with one girlfriend, so you’re not swayed too much by other people’s opinions- you could get a good feel for what YOU want.
Post # 15
I’ve been alone a few times and my first time was alone. It’s nice not to have other conflicting opinions, but it’s definitely a fun experience doing it with others.
Post # 16
My Maid/Matron of Honor and another bridesmaid~