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#1 NYCBridetoBe1909

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    Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:55 AM

    So after having a freakout yesterday that I couldn't figure out the reason for, FI and I finally figured out that I was freaking out that I don't have my dress yet, which of course leads to a freakout about how we are going to pay for the dress.

    So today's the day! I am leaving at 3:30 for an "appointment" and going to RK Bridal and then David's Bridal.

    I'm sort of excited, but SUPER nervous!

    #2 SDSteph

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      Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:08 AM

      Good luck, I went on my first dress shopping trip on Monday all alone. It was great. You will like some, hate others and love some. If you don't like any oh well dont stress it is only your first trip. After the first trip you get a better understandking of what looks good and what you are looking for so it created a whole net internet session of dresses I loved that I didn't expect to be looking for. Have fun and post pics of some of the dresses.
      Steph and Kel Mayan Riveria - February 2011http://www.stephnkelwedding.com

      #3 SDSteph

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        Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:10 AM

        Oh and forgot to say that there are some super great deals out there on dresses. Most of them at David's Bridal are in the range from $300-$600 plus there is a huge sale going on for $100 off. But they have them all the time so don't feel pressured in buying right now if it isn't a good time.
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        #4 kpuckrin

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          Posted 08 July 2009 - 05:56 PM

          Good luck to you! I'm sure you'll find something beautiful that fits within your budget.

          #5 nolabride10

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            Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:23 PM

            Good luck in your dress shopping

            #6 SDSteph

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              Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:37 AM

              How did the dress shopping go? Any pics?
              Steph and Kel Mayan Riveria - February 2011http://www.stephnkelwedding.com

              #7 KarenM

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                Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:32 PM

                Hi! How did your day go?? Hope it was a success!

                I went to RK & David's a while back but I need to go again. I was a little disappointed when I went to RK b/c the sort of straight/sheath style I wanted just didn't look right on me & the consultant told me that I was looking for the wrong dress style (hips are too big I guess). I appreciated her honesty but it made me a little depressed. I was also in a bit of sticker shock at RK & I think the combo sort of turned me off looking for a while. We did find some dresses that looked good & weren't ridiculously priced so I just need to get over it & get out there again.

                #8 NYCBridetoBe1909

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                  Posted 09 July 2009 - 02:56 PM

                  Karen, I had the same experience the first time I went dress shopping too. Everything I put on that I liked looked HORRIBLE. I didn't try again until last week, a good 5 months later. Don't get discouraged the right dress IS out there.

                  So yes, I'm back (sorry so long to post, work backed up while I was out). I tried on about 50 dresses, including the Dessy Sandals dresses, which were awful on me. At the end of the day it was between two dresses, one of which was the one I fell in love with a few weeks ago.

                  In the end I ended up following my gut and getting this dress, even thought it was $500 more expensive

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                  Sorry its sooo fuzzy. I forgot a camera and was left with just my Blackberry. Here it is from the website:

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                  Also got a veil while I was there (overpriced I know, but 12 months same as cash makes it like free for 11 months!) it is like the one below, but all white everywhere!

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                  #9 KarenM

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                    Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:37 PM

                    I love love love that dress! So glad you followed your gut & got the one you love!

                    Thanks for the encouragement - it's been about 4 months since I tried anything on so it's probably time I get back out there. Though I did order a dress I saw online at Nordstrom & it'd be great if if works out (apparently none of the stores w/in 100 miles of nyc carry it).
                    BCBGMAXAZRIA Strapless Silk Gown - View All - Nordstrom

                    #10 Cassie

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                      Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:44 PM

                      Your dress is beautiful! Glad you found one you loved!
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