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Shopping Alone?!

So I live a plane ride away from my closest friends and family. My best friend was going to come into town to visit and go wedding dress shopping with me, but her flight got cancelled at the last minute and now may not be able to come at all! :(

Should I keep the dress appointments I booked and go alone, or should I cancel for now and just reschedule them? (they're in a large city about two hours from my town). Help!

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    Butter CookieButter Cookie member
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    edited December 2011
    When is your wedding? I wouldn't want to go alone. Sales people are pushy. But that's me.
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    loveshine1loveshine1 member
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    edited December 2011
    I dress shopped alone for the most part. Then when I had narrowed it down and my mom was in town, I brought her.
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    hmonkeyhmonkey member
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    edited December 2011

    i agree with wz; the bridal shop entourage is overrated and it makes the staff crazy.  too many opinions and then the forcing of the bride to like a dress she hates, or hating the dress she likes, and tears followed by alcohol.

    shop by yourself to get an idea of what you want.  if you want your friend to come, schedule a second visit.  hopefully the stores that have the dresses you like won't burn down in the interim.

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    ReturnOfKuusReturnOfKuus member
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    edited December 2011
    Why not bring your fiance?  I'll bet he'll be a lot more fun than your friend anyway, plus he'll ooh and aah the most over how you look in everything.
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    zsazsa-stlzsazsa-stl member
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    edited December 2011
    I shopped mostly alone and bought my dress without input from anyone and never regretted it.  You want to buy something that makes you feel good rather than your mother/friend/1st grade teacher anyway.
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    jessicaw630jessicaw630 member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks guys for the input - I'm glad I'm not the only one considering going alone. The fiance idea is good too! Thank you again :)
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    baconsmombaconsmom member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_shopping-alone?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:47Discussion:ab23f575-36e2-4e92-8faa-e66eae40fbf2Post:7d035d56-295c-4639-a553-b80be1d16ff9">Re: Shopping Alone?!</a>:
    [QUOTE]Why not bring your fiance?  I'll bet he'll be a lot more fun than your friend anyway, plus he'll ooh and aah the most over how you look in everything.
    Posted by ReturnOfKuus[/QUOTE]

    <div>Kuus, you have one weird husband. The only person I like shopping with *less* than H is my mother. </div><div>
    </div><div>OP, go by yourself. Once you've narrowed the field to just a few favorites, then you can bring in a *trusted* friend to help you choose if you're still completely undecided. </div>
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    ReturnOfKuusReturnOfKuus member
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    edited December 2011
    He's not THAT weird.  Okay, he is, but since both of us hate shopping, we make a good shopping pair.
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    jessicaw630jessicaw630 member
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    edited December 2011
    I dont mind shopping with my fiance - I think our shopping issues are similar, so he's usually helpful and we dont stress each other out. We'll see whether he goes or not. He's volunteered, so that's something...:)
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