Dress shopping question

Hi Ladies,

  I need a little advice from the experts if I may.  I have been dress shopping for two weekends in a row and have noticed a similarity in a few of my appointments.  Although I have scheduled appointments with each place I go to it seems as though I'm only allowed to try on 4-5 dresses before the appointment is over.  In addition, all the dresses they bring to me are at the top of my budget!  What about the dresses in between?  

Do I have to clarify that I want to see a range of dresses and more than a few?  I just thought this was assumed by the consultant.  My last bridal appointment I drove 45 minutes to and I literally tried on 4 dresses and nothing that I was super crazy about.  

I'm new to this but that just seems strange to me.  Is it typical to only try on a few dresses at appointments?

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm
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I think that is pretty typical, especially for "sought after" bridal stores. As for the budget, yes, they will bring you the TOP of your budget. I actually told them the middle of my budget was my top price for that reason. 

Generally the reason they only do a few dresses is because it can be overwhelming to some people to do more than that, especially when just starting.

I hope the next appointments go better! I reccomend bringing some inspiration, and having them bring you dresses and if you don't like them... tell them you don't want to try them on. It can help them decide what direction you want to go in.

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 4:09 pm
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At my appointments I chose 4 to start off with then I told them what I did or didnt like about each one and they would bring me something different. I tried on 6-7 at each appt. You have to run the appt or you will be very frusttrated
Posted on October 21, 2013 at 11:43 pm
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Okay thanks ladies.  There were a couple of appointments that went really well.  I brought inspirations and pictures to all of my appointments so I will continue to do that and then just be honest in stating wether I like it or not.  Which I have been thus far.

Thanks for the advice.  I just wasn't sure if I was missing something or if this was typical.

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 7:29 am
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 I'm glad you mentioned this as I am planning to start shopping soon.  I read somewhere that if you can schedule your appointment for a weekday, you will get more time (more dresses).  It's good to know that they will bring the top of the budget as well, I am thinking aggiebride has the right idea by telling them a lower amount :) 

NicholeB:  Did you take pictures of things you liked to show them?  Did it help at all?

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 7:38 am
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 Hi JaxBchKay,

   Yes, I took pictures and even pulled up some ideas on my phone.  I agree with aggiebride as well and will be shaving quite a bit off of my budget...verbally anyways :)

Thanks for the tip on the weekday appointments.  I didn't even think of that.  I will take a Friday off and see if I can drag...eh hum I mean convince a friend to go with me to take pictures.

I have actually found that to be really helpful.  Even though pictures don't do most of the dresses justice, it gives me a better view of it besides looking at it in the mirror. That probably sounds weird but it's helpful.

 

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 8:05 am

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