Anyone else try on a lot of dresses before choosing one?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
112 posts
Blushing bee

I am similar to you. I have been to 6 bridal salons and tried on about 50 dresses. I’m starting to get a little worried.

Post # 4
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I tried on loads.  Ended up going with the first one I ever tried.  I am mega indecisive and just had to bite the bullet in the end. To be honest there were loads of dresses that I could have happily walked down the aisle in.  I think once you have a clear idea of your style and budget you can narrow it down better. I never had the lightbulb moment though!

Post # 5
9720 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I tried on a lot! I don’t even know how many to be honest. There were some I loved but was still hesitant about with my dress I just knew, something just clicked and I didn’t have any hesitations.

Post # 6
2795 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I tried on tons as well, 5 appointments and probably 60+ dresses. I was looking for something specific and none of the shops had what I wanted. I ended up going with one I had been looking at on Etsy for almost a year! So I guess it wasn’t because I was indecisive, I knew exactly what I wanted but couldn’t find it in real life!

Post # 7
863 posts
Busy bee

kelbrimale :  I definitely tried on between 40 and 80 dresses. In a couple of the salons, the consultant was picking the dresses and I knew before I even tried that on that I wouldn’t like them, but I tried to keep an open mind. This led to the trying on of a lot of dresses. It was fun though! I got to see the different styles and get the different effects. 

Post # 8
1631 posts
Bumble bee

The very first salon I went to was amazing. Everything the consultant picked out for me looked good. Then every consultant at every other store after that was subpar and not as good as the first woman. I wish I could hire her to dress me daily she was so good. But I don’t live near that salon and didn’t write shit down because I’m an idiot so I’ve spent countless hours and trips to other salons trying to find stuff that looks as decent. 

Post # 9
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Yes!!  I went to ~9 salons and tried on more dresses than I can count.  In the end, I ended up selecting a dress at the very last place I tried!  It didn’t hit me right away that that dress was ~the one~ though – I went back and forth between that dress and another one that I had found early on in the shopping process for a while, including scheduling multiple appointments to try them on back-to-back to compare, before realizing that I had found my dress at the last salon.  It was a very frustrating and stressful experience, but for me it was worth it to finally find *the* dress!  Good luck!!

Post # 10
72 posts
Worker bee

I tried on about 50 dresses and was stressing out. My dad came with me to the shop I bought mine from. I humoured him by trying on the puffiest one in the shop, the wackiest etc and then I actually found the one! 

In his mind dress shopping is incredibly easy hmmmmm

Post # 14
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I went to 6 stores, and spent a long time at each trying on dresses. I would say if you have the time, there’s no reason to feel bad about trying on a lot of dresses. I thought the dress shopping process was so much fun, and I even went by myself a few times. Ultimately when I found my dress it was not an emotional experience (I think because I had tried on so many at that point), but I was really excited and it was exactly what I was looking for. It’s okay if you don’t cry! I hate impulse decisions, so I liked that I got to try on many dresses and really think through things.
There’s no harm in exploring your options, just don’t keep looking after you buy your dress!

Post # 15
3884 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Number 1 and 3 above are my favourite!! I think those should be your top 2 current contenders. 

Something to remember is that a lot of people don’t get the feeling of ‘THIS IS THE ONE’ or start crying. Some of us just find a dress that is comfortable and in budget and we think is lovely, so it’s a good and rational choice. If you keep coming back to dress 1 that’s a good sign. 

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