How many dresses did you try on before you found the one?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How many wedding dresses did you try on before buying one?
    None, not even the one I bought! : (2 votes)
    1 %
    One and done! : (8 votes)
    5 %
    2-3 : (13 votes)
    9 %
    4-7 : (30 votes)
    20 %
    8-12 : (24 votes)
    16 %
    13-18 : (23 votes)
    15 %
    19-25 : (12 votes)
    8 %
    26-35 : (10 votes)
    7 %
    36-49 : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    772 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I dont think that is crazy, I would say I tried on about 15 dresses before i found my dress! =] And then I tried on like 3 more after I found it, because I wanted to keep my appointment lol

    Post # 4
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I tried on one on a whim.  I was engaged but hadn’t started looking I tried on one so that my mom would stop bugging me about looking at dresses.  I tried it on and broke down crying, when it went on sale a month later I bought it.  Eleven months til my wedding and I still stare at the bag is disbelief that I own something this beautiful.

    Post # 5
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Kukahiko Estate

    Ive tried on about 16 or so at 3 different appointments and still haven’t found “the one”.  Hopefully at my next appointment! (finger crossed).

    Post # 6
    1774 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    The first dress I tried on was the one, but I tried a handful more on, just to confirm these feelings 🙂

    Post # 7
    3813 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    None!  I bought a sample sale dress from etsy that I just fell in love with, and it was the perfect dress for me, all throughout my 1.5 year engagement!

    Post # 8
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I tried on 5 and bought #3. I don’t really think there’s “the dress” and after like 5 they all start to look like just pretty white dresses.

    Post # 9
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I tried on about 10-12 dresses I always “dreamed” I would love and was kind of forced into trying on a mermaid gown (i said NO mermaid or fit n flair) and that was the one I picked.

    Now that I think of it….I should have tried on MORE mermaid gowns after that but they were limited in what they had.  Eh – she’ll do!

    Post # 10
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @ladyamalthea:  I am in the process of dress shopping. I would estimate I’ve tried on 30-50 dresses. I don’t think I’m being picky at all, and neither are you! I have some favorites that I keep thinking about, but for me, I like to mull over my choices before making a decision like that. 

    Post # 12
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Mine was actually the very first dress I tried on.  Coincidentally, when I started wedding dress shopping I had 3 dresses in mind that I really liked from online and the dress I got is one of the 3!  I did go on and tried 12-15 other dresses (just to see and also to have fun with it since I figured I am only wedding dress shopping once in my life, lol).  But every dress I tried on didn’t give me “that feeling” that The One did.  🙂

    Post # 13
    13 posts
    • Wedding: October 2014

    it was the second dress in the second shop I went to, but I’m not sure how many I tried on in the first shop. I then went on to another three shops afterwards just to make sure there wasn’t anything better suited/actually in my budget haha. overall I must have tried on about 40 – 50 dresses, but I found the one pretty early on.

    Post # 14
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The third one for me.  The first two was in person and the third and final one was online. 

    Post # 15
    58 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I tried on 5 dresses in total, all at the same boutique, but knew straight away that I wanted the second one I tried on – & then ordered 🙂

    Post # 16
    5935 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I tried on about 15-20 dresses, in 2 different salons. The first time I went it was more of a “let’s see what styles I like” trip. I wasn’t allowed to take pictures, which annoyed me, but I got a good idea of what I did and did not like. The second time I went I had a particular dress in mind. I still tried on a pretty good amount at that salon but I ended up with the dress I had my eye on the whole time.

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