(Closed) How many dresses did you try before meeting “the one”?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I did it in one day. Actually, I was completely new to the “wedding world” I just walked into this bridal salon and realized I needed an appt. so I made one for the next day and I tried on probably everything in the store and than I found … the one. I changed it alot though but based the “structure” of my dress on the one I was in love with. I just designed my dress based on what I love.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I probably tried on about 10. And I second guess my choice all the time. I see way too many pretty dress on weddingbee and other blogs.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I tried on more than 100 dresses.  (I dont actually know how many, but at 10 or so per store, 4 or so stores per day and 5 or so days of shopping…. 100 is a conservative number).  I had a great time and when I chose mine I felt like I had tried on enough to be making an informed decision.  That being said, I still second guessed but in teh end was still thrilled with my choice.

I actually did a whole post on my Almost Dress Regret:

http://barefootstargazer.blogspot.com/2009/05/almost-dress-regret.html

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

The dress I bought was number 53 out of a total of 55 dresses that I tried on. I did second-guess it after buying it, but the doubts disappeared when I went to pick it up a couple weeks ago. The dress is much prettier than what I remember it looked like when I placed the order, so it was a huge relief. Now I can’t wait to wear it! 😀

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I actually tried on the dress I ended up buying my first day dress shopping — but it took six months before I was comfortable enough committing to buy it!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

60!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

First dress I tried on.  I got lucky since this wasn’t something I was looking forward to.  I tried on 5 more and then went back to the first one.  I bought it over the phone a few days later after thinking it over.  I just wanted a strapless that was on the shorter side so I didn’t have to worry about bustling and all the details.  Props to the high number ladies, wow, I didn’t have the patience.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios

0-  I found a vintage 1950s tea length wedding dress pattern to have made, and that was the end of it! 🙂 no trying on “traditional gowns” for this bride! 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I only tried on a few before I bought what I thought was the one… and ended up totally regretting it! I went back and tried on at least 25 more before I found the one that is now going to be my dress. They’re totally the opposite of each other, and I was being stubborn about this look I had in my head and not thinking about what looked best/was what I actually wanted for my wedding dress. Duh. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It was my second dress on the first day while out shopping. The first dress was at a thrift store and it was one of those “just for fun” moments…I decided to go down the street to a bridal store where I had seen a beautiful gown in the window on New Year’s Eve. I tried it on and that was the end of that.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

First dress I tried on. But, I had to try on practically every dress in the store, just to be sure!

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I’d say between 40 and 50. The dress I bought was the very last dress I tried on. I love my Stephen Yearick design so much! 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

It was the third dress I tried on. The entire appointment, including drinking mimosas, looking at every dress in the salon, trying on dresses, getting measured, and putting down my deposit took under 2 hours. I’m typically extremely indecisive, so my sister, best friend, and fiance were shocked!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think I tried on about 20 dresses in 3 different appointments at 2 stores. A few of them I tried on twice. When I didn’t want to take the last one off I knew it was the one. However, along the way I have had second thoughts but then I just put my dress on again and those thoughts go away!

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