How many dresses did you try on before finding "the one"?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How many wedding dresses did you try on before finding the one?
    1 : (15 votes)
    10 %
    2 : (6 votes)
    4 %
    3 : (10 votes)
    7 %
    4 : (6 votes)
    4 %
    5 : (5 votes)
    3 %
    6 : (8 votes)
    6 %
    7 : (9 votes)
    6 %
    8 : (2 votes)
    1 %
    9 : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

     fell in love with #4 🙂

     

    Post # 4
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    1646 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I tried on about 10 or 11. I didn’t know what I wanted, so a lot of those were to get a shape and what type of fabric I wanted. If I had just struck with the shape, it would have been significantly less, about 4 then! 

    Post # 5
    Member
    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think I was in the 15-18 range.  I went to 2 different stores and found my dress at the 2nd store.

    Post # 6
    Member
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Kudos to PPs for being so decisive! I tried on ~40. I thought I knew what I wanted, but it took me awhile to really find it. Even after I thought I had found it, I wasn’t sure so tried on another 10 dresses after it! I was also very quick at deciding yes/no, so I was able to try on 8-10 dresses per 1 hour appointment. 

    Post # 7
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    4827 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    @pinkrose23:  4 dresses! I even bought one and exchanged it lol!

    Post # 8
    Member
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I tried on about 8-10, but the one I bought was the second one I tried.  

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I said 20-30.  BUT I wasn’t in a rush.. I have a long engagement and started trying on dresses when I still had about 2 years til the wedding. So I purposely took my time and figured I wanted to really have fun and enjoy the experience of dress shopping.  So I typically went alone (bc I knew I wanted to go to countless bridal stores and just try on as much as I could).. I had a great time.

    Now that I think of it, I probably tried on way more than 30… but I wasn’t indecisive, so I enjoyed it.  If I had been pressed for time, I might have stressed more over the decision

    Post # 10
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    1491 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I tried on over 100 dresses.  I don’t know how many times I’d tell a consultant “its very very pretty, but its just not me…”   But all the dresses did help, as I narrowed down what looked good on me, what looked better, and what looked fantastic.  🙂

    Post # 11
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    3721 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I tried on 10-15. But the first 6 were at one shop – I had no intention of buying that day, I was just freaking out about not knowing what would look good on my plus sized body. So I went solely to try on shapes and see what would look ok and calm my nerves 

    i fell in love with my dress in pictures. I never wanted any other dress, didn’t even like any others. I tried on a few at the store, and saved “my” dress for last. On e it was on, there was no other option. That WAS my dress 

    Post # 12
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    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I tried on about 15. I went to 4 different shopes and tried on a few in each. The first shop I tried on many different styles to see what I liked. Before going to the last shop I called and asked if they had a specific dress I saw in a magazine and they did. That was the one and I knew as soon as I tried it on!

    Post # 13
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    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    It was number 6. I tried on 6, tried on number 1 again, number 6 again, and bought number 6. It was very easy! Only took one trip and one shop!

    Post # 14
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    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I went to 5 different places and tried on between 12 and 15 dresses. As a plus size bride there weren’t many options at each store. I knew what I wanted but some didn’t have what I wanted so I kept telling the ladies that I would try on whatever dress they had that would possibly fit me lol. It didn’t matter what the material or style was, if they thought it would go on – I would try it. I ended up picking the third dress I tried on. After the second day of looking it was down to 2 and I kept thinking about the 3rd dress, so we all went back to that bridal center and I tried it on again and I knew that it was the one.

    Post # 15
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    2053 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I think my dress was the third one I tried on, but I had another 5 appointments before I went back and bought it!

    Post # 16
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    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I tried on about 20, then decided to go custom because I was feeling done with it and like I was starting to get a little short on time if I webt the traditional order it, get it in 6 months, alter it route.

    I wish I had more than just a sketch to drool over right now, but I love that my dress is 100% just for me from start to finish 🙂

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