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Going Dress Shopping for the first time

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    Posted 17 August 2007 - 01:15 PM

    today...Alone! I just want to revel in the fact that Im actually shopping for my wedding dress. I want to wrap myself in that feeling and have it for myself. Does that make sense? Did anyone else go alone the first time?

    #2 royfa

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      Posted 17 August 2007 - 01:18 PM

      The first time I went I was with a friend of mine! I felt good!
      Fannie & Pierre

      #3 PlayaNovia

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        Posted 17 August 2007 - 01:22 PM

        Have a blast! I went shopping the 1st time out by myself as well. In fact, I usually go by myself...altho a few weeks ago, I did go shopping with a friend.

        Remember to keep an open mind and try on everything. I thought I knew exactly what I wanted, but ended up liking things I would not have dreamed of wearing.

        Have fun!
        Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
        --Robert Frost

        #4 CHOCSIE

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          Posted 17 August 2007 - 01:26 PM

          You know I first thought ok, I'll only try on the mermaid style dresses b/c that's what I want. Then I decided no, I'll try on a lot of different styles, even the big poofy princess kind. Im going to just be open minded and have fun.

          #5 TammyB

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            Posted 17 August 2007 - 01:32 PM

            I went to a couple of stores by myself as well. But I actually enjoy going with someone more..

            #6 michelle08

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              Posted 17 August 2007 - 02:58 PM

              I normally like going by myself shopping unless I am not buying for myself.

              However I would like to go with someone else for their opinion. However I am the type that if I am out once weekend and pass by a bridal shop and have time...I will just go in.

              I haven't officially looked yet but I did go in davids bridal one day already by myself because I was in the neighborhood.

              #7 melglnh2o

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                Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:10 PM

                My mother was in town to visit so I made sure to do my first dress shopping when she was here so that she could be a part of it. A couple of friends went too. I loved having them there and seeing their impressions when I walked out of the fitting room. It was definitely a weird but great feeling. It makes it all seem so much more real.

                I also agree that you should definitely try on all types of dresses. You might be pleasantly surprised. I told the lady at the shop that I didn't want lace, beads, ruffles or bows. The dress I liked the best had some of the elements to it. You just never know.

                #8 boscobel

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                  Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:31 PM

                  My only advice would be to NOT try on anything out of your price range. I am totally in love with a dress that is about 3x what I wanted to spend. And everyday that goes by, I am more convinced that I am going to buy it. I love it, but wish I never saw it, cuz I also found a perfectly lovely dress in my price range! Good luck!!!!

                  #9 PaulaV

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                    Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:33 PM

                    I did not, but be sure to only try on a few... it can get overwhelming :)
                    If they let you take pictures, then have them take them for you so you can remember what they looked like.

                    Have a great time!!!

                    #10 Nrvsbride

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                      Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:38 PM

                      I think I would go by myself the first time also (even though I would be so nervous). This way I could get a feel for what I like and then go later with someone special and get their opinion. I would hate to go the first time and have different opinions interfering...that can get stressful.

                      Good luck with the dress shopping and def take pics if they let you so that you can post here.

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