How many dress shops did you visit before finding the one?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How many shops did you visit before finding "the one"?
    1-2 : (72 votes)
    49 %
    3-6 : (52 votes)
    36 %
    7-10 : (15 votes)
    10 %
    11-20 : (6 votes)
    4 %
    21+ : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    789 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I found my dress the first day at the first shop. It was the 5th or 6th dress I tried on and fell in love. 

    I went to try it on again with my BMs and fell in love all over again so I bought it. 

    Post # 4
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’m probably a minority… I went to pretty much every store in the city I live and then a few more in another city. I tried on wayyyyy too many dresses. 

    Post # 5
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Just two. I had already picked out a dress I loved before I even tried anything on. I tried a bunch of gowns on just to be sure, but the initial pick ended up being the ‘the one’ so it didn’t take me too long.

    Post # 6
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I found my dress in the second store and I didn’t try on many dresses in the first store.

    Post # 7
    4540 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

    Five… six, something like that. I eventually gave up and ordered online.

    Post # 8
    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I went to 4 dress shops, 5 if you count when I went back and tried on different dresses (one of which turned out to be my dress).

    Post # 9
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I went to one store and tried on seven dresses. I ended up purchasing the second dress.

    It felt strange because I went in telling myself I wasn’t going to buy and wanted to shop around; ultimately I was so happy with dress #2 that I went with it though, and I don’t regret it!

    Post # 10
    30284 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I went to a total of 3 dress shops, but went to one of them twice before deciding on my dress! 🙂

    Post # 11
    1924 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I found a dress I loved at the first store I went to, and it was the 2nd dress I tried on.  I went to 4 stores after that in the next 2 weeks before I went back and bought it. I wanted to be sure.  🙂  I tried on probably like 20 dresses total.

    Post # 12
    2319 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I found my dress at the first shop I went to (DB), but we went to a second shop just to make sure that first dress was *the* dress 🙂

    Post # 13
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I went to three dress shops but I didn’t have the intention of buying, just seeing which styles looked good on me. As it turned out. I fell in love with the style of the very first gown I tried on at the first dress shop, and my dress will be based off that. I would’ve purchased the original gown but I was told that it couldn’t be dyed and it only came in white or ivory.

    Post # 14
    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I went to 4 shops.

    Shop 1 in my hometown: I had a vague idea of what I wanted but she had me try on a few different styles to gauge what looked best on me/what I felt best in.

    Shops 2 and 3 were near to each other so I visited those in the same day and tried on maybe 6 dresses. One I liked but wasn’t ready to commit.

    Before going to shop 4 I looked through magazines and found 2 that I loved, called ahead and asked if they had them for me to try on. They only had 1 of the 2 and as soon as I tried it on I knew it was the one.


    Post # 15
    3828 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    i knew what i wanted.  I went to one to try different shapes and material.  Then i went to the store i wanted which had the line i liked and tried on the dressed i knew i would end up with. 

    Post # 16
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014


    First one was David’s Bridal – I’m glad I did that one first.

    Then a small boutique in a small town where I’m from.  LOVED IT.   The dresses were so beautiful – all lacey and romantic like I was looking for and the prices were great. 

    Davids was a great place to start because I was able to see what I did or didn’t like as far as styles.  

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