Post # 1
I’m worried that I may be on the verge of over-shopping for my wedding dress. I saw an episode of “Say Yes to the Dress” where the bride had tried on 100s of dresses and kept thinking she could find something better. I can sort of see myself being like that . . .
I’m curious, how many dresses did you try on, or dress shops did you go to before you found “the one.”
Post # 3
I went to like 10 shops and tried on a gajillion dresses before feeling like I found “the one” I was really worried that I would have to settle but I had so much time I wasn’t too worried then I put on my dress and had that moment where I was like, “thank GOODNESS I didn’t buy any of those other dresses”
Post # 4
How long have you been shopping? You still have tons of time so I wouldn’t stress quite yet. I felt like I looked for forever but once I found mine I was like “That’s it!”
Post # 5
I only went to 4 dress shops but I went a couple times to 2 of them. I probably only tried on about 10 dresses. I was never convinced that I had found the one, but I bought something and it worked out. There comes a point where you have to just stop going back and forth and get what your gut is telling you to get. Its so hard to do though! But I’m sure you’ve found a bunch of great ones, try to narrow it down. Then take some time to consider the pros and cons. Eventually you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Post # 6
I went to a bunch of different shops and tried on loads of dresses. I didn’t have a huge ‘TA DA’ moment when I put on the dress I wound up getting. It was more of a ‘click’ – like it just worked and I was done.
I had a lot of time off though and went by myself most of the time – I was really just doing it for fun! Very low pressure situation. I really enjoyed it – I figured it was the one time in my life I’d be able to go wedding dress shopping so I lived it up!
Post # 7
I only went to 2 dress shops. I would say I tried on about 10-15 dresses in total. The dress I chose was the last one I tried on. I didn’t have “the moment”, I just liked it and thought it was super flattering. There were probably loads of other dresses out there that would have worked, I just didn’t want to stress myself out by over-shopping!
Post # 8
I did 99% of my “shopping” online. THAT took many hours. I wear dresses a lot in my everyday life. Not wedding dresses obviously but I still think I have a good grasp of what works on my body and what doesn’t so I looked online, a LOT. I found one and fell in love, well on the internet at least. Then, taking the advice of others (here and in RL) I went and tried on dresses. I first went to thrift stores and tried on all kinds of formal wear; wedding and bridesmaid and evening, because the silhouettes are the same as bridal anyway. So, I was able to decide what shapes I liked. I spent a day doing that, trying on probably 15 dresses and getting to know what size I’d need and what styles flattered me and what I did NOT want.
Then I went to David’s Bridal (with my FI) and tried on six or seven. The one I liked the best, the one that made my FI cry, was almost identical as far as the basic silhouette goes to my “first love” that I originally fell for online. It was also allover lace like my “first dress”, and more money than my first, and my first had more stuff I liked, so based on that, I am going with the one I originally fell in love with, but never was able to actually try on because I couldn’t find it locally. Based on the DB dress and how it fit I know this one will look as good if not better.
Sorry so long… but yeah. That was my method and it worked for me and I was specifically trying to AVOID trying on umpteen million dresses simply because I don’t relish the entire dress-trying-on experience like some do.
Post # 9
I went to six stores and tried on at least 35 dresses. I found the dress I ended up buying at the fifth store, but had to go back two more times and try it on to be sure. 🙂
Post # 10
I went to one dress shop, tried on 20 dresses, and bought my dress the same day! But I pretty much knew what I wanted before I went in..
Post # 11
i went to 7 or 8 shops. tried on at least 80 dresses (AT LEAST..it actually was probably closer to 100) and bought the last one i tried on.
a lot of the dresses were starting to look the same to me at the last two shops. it was fun at first, then i got annoyed with dress shopping 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I went to about 7 or 8 stores (one of them twice) and tried on about 40-50 dresses.
I hated dress shopping. I’m so glad it’s over.
Post # 13
I searched online for hours and hours for several months before I made dress apointments at two bridal shops. I ended up trying on five gowns at the first one and the fifth dress turned out to be “the dress”. The bridal shop was very helpful and I took a couple hundred pictures of gowns with me, so they could see what I was looking for, so it was pretty easy. I cancelled my other appointment because I didn’t see the point in trying on more gowns when I had already found “the one”. This surprised me because I am the most indecisive person when I shop. I usually have to try on a kazillion items before I finally make my decision.
Post # 14
Thanks ladies. I’m sort of at the edge, I think I’ve been to 7 or so dress shops.
I tried on one dress that I really liked but it was 2-3 sizes too big, so it was hard to judge. Anyone have any advice on this? Anyone buy a dress where the sample size was too big? I don’t know if I have the time or patience to run all over the place to try to find the gown in my size to try on…
Post # 15
i went to one store, tried on 15-20 dresses during 2 hours, and ended up buying the first dress i tried on.
haven’t regretted my decision yet! 🙂
Post # 16
I haven’t bought yet, but so far the one I think is “the one” (except for the price, it’s a little over budget) was the very first dress I tried on. I told them what I wanted and they nailed it with the first dress they pulled!
I need to try it on again just to make sure, but I can’t stop thinking about it.