Post # 1
How many stores did you visit before deciding on a dress?
I have my first visit with a bridal salon this Thursday, and another this Saturday in my hometown. Next weekend I am visiting a store (or two) in the Minneapolis area, since I’ll be there for the weekend.
One of the local stores carries a lot of the designers I have liked for the style I’m looking for (lace v-neck), and the other store is a small boutique that only carries a few brands, but I saw a couple that I wanted to try on when I went to browse a few weeks ago. I had a friend who got married last September visit the one shop I’m, so far visting, in Minneapolis and said that they had a lot of options, which is what I need… and seemed to fairly reasonable in price.
I would like to find something local, but we’ll see what I seem to like first. There is also another store about 45 minutes south of my hometown that is supposed to be reasonably priced, but I’d have to call to see what designers they carry and ensure that they had some v-neck styles.
Post # 2
Kacie209: one. Then I ordered 20ish gowns from zappos / amazon before finding my gown. Same dresses from bhldn but with better shipping / return options
Post # 3
One. I found exactly what I wanted on the internet. I tried it on. It fit. I bought it.
Post # 4
I visit three, but I ended up returning to the first one and buying the first dress I tried on! It is a lace v-neck too 🙂
Post # 5
I went to 4, I got more and more confused, so I stuck with those
Post # 6
I ended up only going to one. I had two more appointments already booked, plus a list of a few other shops just in case. Usually I’m a terrible over-shopper and I have to see absolutely every option before I make a purchase (you should have seen my poor fiance at the end of our couch shopping expedition, the poor man). However, as cliche as it sounds, once I put on my dress at the first store, I knew nothing at the other stores would compare and I bought that dress and cancelled the other apointments. I hope you have a great time shopping and find a wonderful dress!
Post # 7
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
Kacie209: One. I made sure to choose a boutique that carried ALL the brands I was interested in.
Post # 8
I went to one. Mom and I went to a bridal show, saw a dress we both loved (separately too. we have some good stories for this dress), and immediately scheduled a fitting with the boutique. It was the first and last dress I tried on of 4.
Post # 9
I went to 5 in a 2 day period, tried on 30 dresses, I’m a little neurotic, even though I loved by dress (it was at the 3rd store), I needed to know that I’d tried on as much as I could. I was a little nervous about purchasing that quickly, but there was a trunk show with 15% off, still loving the dress.
Post # 10
I went to 10 over a 3 week period…some of them I visited twice. I have to say, I never felt one ounce of wedding dress regret because I know I won’t find a better dress than the one I have…I’ve already tried all of them on!
Post # 11
One. I didn’t even plan on buying, just trying on
Post # 12
Kacie209: I’m weird, but I only visited two. I chose the first dress I tried on, and bought an inexpensive lace gown for the reception. I didn’t want to pass up a good deal (I only paid $250 for both) and I didn’t want to confuse myself by having SOOOOO many options. I feel like everything looks “pretty” and with hair, make-up, and jewelry and that I’ll feel like a million bucks in anything. I also am one of those brides that didn’t want to spend a fortune on something I won’t wear again …so the two and done method worked best for me 🙂
Post # 13
Two – but could’ve stopped at one. Expected to shop more but feel in love.
Post # 14
Two but my dress was the first one mun picked from the first shop. I thought I was unique and most people went to like 12! 😀
Post # 15
Two. 18 dresses at the first location – 1 dress at the second, and she picked out three for me to try on.