Post # 1
Okay so if you have been reading my posts… you know i wont compromise on ANYTHING, including the dress. My event is 2 years away.
I am just wondering how many dresses did you Bees try on before you decied? how much is too much? I think i’ve ried on abou 15. there is on that I cannot stop dreaming about, literally. http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Taffeta-Lace-Halter-Gown-with-Side-Drape-9V3194_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Size-Plus-Sizes
so i am just wondering how many dresses and how did you know that IT was the ONE!?
PICTURES PLEASE… i love photos hehehe…
Peace, Love and Blessings.
Post # 3
I tried on a total of 29 dresses. 12 were from a horrible bridal salon, and 17 were from a wonderful one. I went in 3 times to that wonderful bridal salon and each time I tried on ‘the’ dress. I just knew 🙂
Post # 4
I don’t have pics, but I tried on maybe 10 dresses. The dress I got was the second one I tried on. The following 8 were me just reassuring myself. No pics till it comes in in May.
Post # 5
3. The dress I loved was the 2nd one I tried on. It just gave me ‘that feeling’ so I didn’t bother with any others. 🙂
Post # 6
I tried on 60+ dresses.
I went to 7 boutiques.
I found a few dresses I liked, but kept looking.
Future Mother-In-Law picked one out for me at an appointment that was the opposite end of the spectrum from what I wanted. I tried it on, and really liked it, but couldn’t commit because it was so different.
Tried on other dresses and found 2 more I really liked. Then went back and forth between two salons with my parents before FINALLY deciding on “the” one.
Here is my dress:
Here are some of the many I tried along the way:
Post # 7
I only went to one bridal store. The first dress that I tried on was my dress. I tried on about 5 others after the first just so I wouldn’t go home feeling like I didn’t explore my options but none of them could compare to the first one. I put the first one back on and I knew for sure it was the one and that it was pointless to look at any other dress.
2 dresses I didn’t come out with but here are my No Dresses
And this is My Dress!
Post # 8
I think I tried on probably about 75. There were a few that I liked, but none that made me go “Oh my goodness, I must wear this on my wedding day!” Most of the ones that I liked, I thought “I could maybe get married in this.”
When I found the one that I bought, it was the first dress to take my breath away, and the first one my mom and I agreed was perfect.
If you’re having a hard time deciding, compare dresses. Do I like the one I’m trying on better than the one before?
Post # 10
I think I have tried around 30-40 dresses, 5 stores. And I found mine the first dress in the last store.
Post # 11
I’m already at around 50, and haven’t found “The One” yet. Will let you know for sure when I find it!
@red_pepper_gal: That is exactly how things are going for me so far! I have found several dresses that look beautiful and I think I could easily wear, but I haven’t had that “Ah-ha!” moment! I am getting a little worried that I won’t know when it’s the one!
Post # 12
Probably around 60. I’m still going back and forth on it. There are definitely more than a couple other dresses that could be it. Ultimately I chose my dress bc it was different, because I felt like a bride, and I felt like my Fiance would really love it too.
Post # 13
I know I tried on at least 15 dresses but I feel like it may have been closer to 20-30. There were a lot. I went to three bridal boutiques. One was full of gorgeous gowns that were sadly way out of my budget. I think I tried on about 6-10 dresses there, loved all of them, but almost fainted when she told me the price on every one! Another store was full of crap gowns and I hated the whole experience. I guess I tried on about 3 there.
The last place was David’s bridal and I knew it was the place for me because it had beautiful gowns and I could finally afford them. I went twice; the first time I think I tried on at least 6-10. At the end I found 3 that I really loved. One especially I really loved, but I wasn’t 100% on it so I decided not to buy it that day. These stores like to encourage you to buy once you’ve found one that you really like–don’t listen to them. You should never buy a gown the first day you try it on unless you KNOW it is the one! Go home, think about it, come back in a couple weeks, try on some other dresses, and then go back to the one you liked. If you still love it, then buy it.
When I went back, I tried on another 5-7 dresses and ended up falling head over heels in love with a totally new dress, and bought it over all three of the ones I liked the last time. The thing is, I loved that other dress, but deep down I had some doubts on it and I still wanted to try on other dresses. Now that I have my dress, I have no desire to keep shopping because I don’t like anything as much!
Bottom line is, you don’t have to buy it now because you have TONS of time. I say go back again and try it on after trying some completely new dresses and see how you feel!
Post # 14
I went to three different stores. At the first store, I had a rough idea of what I wanted and told the associate things I liked/disliked. I ended up falling in love with the first dress I tried on! I liked it when I tried it on the first time — but I didn’t know what I was supposed to be feeling. So I tried on more and just liked the first one the best at that first store. I tried on maybe 5-6 at the first store, then a total of maybe 10-12 at the other two stores — but only to make sure dress #1 was THE one and to make sure I got in the experience of going to other places and trying on diifferent dresses for the ‘no regrets’ thing. 🙂 I haven’t ordered it yet — I’m trying to lose a little weight before getting measured. Ordering it the first weekend of April! I’m excited. 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 15
One store — two hours — six dresses! And I had the one. I had no intention of buying that day, but after I took off the dress, I kept thinking about putting it back on. So I did. And ordered it. And then worried about it for three months… until my dress arrived and I tried it on and it was still the one. I LOVE it.
Post # 16
The first dress I tried on was the one! But I tried on 2 more after that, but just couldnt get my mind of the first one. So I tried on the 1st one again and my mind was made up! I went home and thought about it for a month and came back and tried on the same dress and bought it!