Dress shopping alone?
Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:54 PM
I brought an entourage at first and ended up buying a dress I ended up not liking at all. I went shopping by myself a few months later and became a two-dress bride!
Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:35 AM
When I got "back in the game" I knew I was going to do it alone and it was overall a much more pleasurable experience. I've been living with my body for 27 years, I know in my gut when something looks good, and I trust my gut. Nobody else's opinions matter anyway, as long as you feel beautiful in the dress, it is the one for you!
Posted 01 July 2009 - 08:11 AM
1. Less chatter and you can listen to your inner voice.
2. You can take as much time as you want and visit as many stores as you want.
3. Take up less real estate at the crowded bridal salons on Saturdays. It is like a zoo at peak hours.
Posted 01 July 2009 - 08:25 AM
Posted 01 July 2009 - 11:39 AM
Anyway, I posted the pics and the videos on a share site and sent the link to my BM and my mom to see. Once I narrowed it down to 5 dresses, one of the girls (the wife of DH's best man) came with me to see them in person. We narrowed it down to 2. Then I chose myself.
I enjoyed the experience even though I felt sad at times. But I liked trying on dresses, and being able to make my own selection without being influenced by others. The shared site allowed me to share anyway !
what you could do is start by yourself, and once you have narrowed it down to 5 or 10, plan a fun week-end where you have your mom/friends come over...
Posted 01 July 2009 - 11:40 AM
Posted 01 July 2009 - 12:10 PM
Posted 01 July 2009 - 07:27 PM
My first experience was in a boutique (by appointment only) and my group was my daughter, mom, sister, and best friend. I felt there was way too much fuss made over me and felt a bit ridiculous.
The following week I went to the local dress shops and tried on a few here and there...and always had the salesperson take a picture so I could send it to my mom for her opinion. I did take my daughter with me another day and she was pretty excited and gave me an honest review.
Nothing really popped out at me though...except for this dress that I kept seeing online. So I called all over the province and it turns out they had one sample dress in this style in a city 1.5 hours away from me. That Friday night after work, my FI and I hopped in the car and drove to the city...and with 10 minutes to spare before the store closed...I went in (alone) and tried on the dress...and decided that it was the one for me!!
Posted 01 July 2009 - 07:48 PM
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