Scheduled my first appointment to try on dresses!

Eeee! Next Tuesday I am going to look at wedding dresses for the first time! I am super excited but also a little anxious. I think I have an idea of what I want but I think it will depend on what looks good too. Any tips for dress shopping?!

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 7:48 am
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How exciting!! My advice is try on everything, even styles you don't think will look good on you because you may be pleasantly surprised and most of all have fun!!!
Posted on August 6, 2012 at 7:52 am
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definitely try on more than just the ideas of styles that you think in your mind would suit you. i thought i wanted something more fitted but now i'm totally loving the princess style bridal gowns! can't wait to start looking properly myself.

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 8:07 am
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I second Miss. Shondra's advice. Wear a nude or white strapless bra if you have it. Comfy panties, a no-show type would be perfect if you have them.  A simple hair style so it's easy to pull dresses on and off over your head as well as try on veils. I either wore mine down or in a simple pony to try on dresses. Bring only a select few people unless you want a million opinions that may make it difficult to make a decision. The first time I went I had my grandma and two aunts as well as my cousin and it ended up being just a fun day but I didn't really get anywhere with deciding on dresses. When I found THE dress I just had my BFF/bridesmaid with me. Bring some inspiration pics both of dresses you like and dresses you would never wear in a million years so your consultant has a good idea of where to start. Last tip from me, if you have a strict budget do not under any circumstances try on a dress over that unless you would actually spend it.  

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 8:10 am
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How fun!! :) Loved dress shopping!


I agree - try on everything!! I thought I loved one dress, tried it on and didn't like it, my stylist brought me another one that was similar, but still pretty different and that was the one I chose! Also, if you have them (but you might be holding off until you buy the dress) I would bring your shoes/accessories. Have fun! Take tons of pics! :)

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 8:10 am
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OH and ditto amisaacs 100% about your hair and underwear

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 8:11 am
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Ditto the other ladies, try on EVERYTHING! My dress is the polar opposite of what I wanted originally, so you just never know!

Have a great time and take lots of pics to share with us! :) 

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 8:17 am
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EEP!!!  How exciting!  The ladies already gave some great advice and I'm with them - be open minded!  Sometimes, you end up with something completely different than what you imagined wearing on your wedding day!  :)  HAVE FUN!

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 8:40 am
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When I went I was set on a plain very simple dress but none of them worked and I got a very detailed beautiful a line. It was very different from what I visioned but it fits so well so try on everything you never know until it's on your body because some on the hanger look even better on! Also wear a strapless bra because it will be easier to see what the finished look would be like :) Bring a few friends not a lot of people because too many opinions can sway you from the dress of your dreams! Have fun! Take a picture if you find the one!!!

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 9:03 am
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Thanks for all of the tips ladies! Especially about the hair and undies, I would have never thought about those things! I definitely need to start doing some more research on styles of dresses that I think I'll like but I am pretty open minded about trying on a variety of styles. Can't wait to report back!

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:24 am
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Take pictures! seriously being able to look at a dress from all angles is great. I thought I wanted one specific dress because of one aspect and everyone oohhing and ahhing I look at the photos over lunch and I hated the way it looked up top which is what I thought I liked about it.
Posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

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