Post # 1
How many dresses did you look at before you found your dress/bought your dress?
I’ve been looking at dresses online pretty consistently for almost a year.
I wanted to start with AA because I know their dresses are reasonably priced of decent quality. Plus I was originally looking at their Dream in Color dress line. I looked at some other dresses online and just went to AA to try some on. I tried on about five or six dresses, some Dream in Color and some that were just white/ivory dresses. I fell in love with AA 1516. The sample I tried on was black and white but we’d be ordering it in cobalt and white and I know it would look amazing. I feel like a princess in the dress.
My mom wasn’t with me when I was trying dresses on because I didn’t think it would be helpful. We have an appointment to go back in two weeks so I can look at some more things and make a decision. My mom tells me that I should go and look at other dresses and said I should have gone to David’s Bridal to see what they have because you don’t need an appointment. She says because when my sisters were going married they went to multiple dress shops even after they found the dresses they love.
I’ve never been a huge shopper, I’m pretty much after I found what I love that’s it for me. In fact, when I was looking for wedding venues, I only looked at one. I did a ton of research online, looked at one and booked it.
Any brides only go to one or two stores or only try on a couple of dresses before finding the one?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
Me! I checked out one sample sale, then followed up with two appointments at two different salons. The dress I thought I wanted ended up being the dress I got, and it only took two appointments because the first salon no longer had it in stock. So shopping can be pretty stress-free, especially if you know what you’re looking for!
I tried on sixteen dresses, which sounds like a big number, but my first consultant cast a pretty wide net, and I was onboard with trying on dresses I knew I’d never end up with.
Post # 4
I think I tried on 6 dresses total, including the dress I bought (the one I saw online and declared WAS IT!) Sometimes that is just the way the cookie crumbles!
Post # 5
I only tried on ten at one place. Number 8 was the one! When you know, you know!
Post # 6
I went shopping one day with my mom, 2 stores, maybe 10 dresses, number 9 was the one! Easy!
Post # 7
I didn’t look at alot online…I watched a ton of wedding dress shows but honestly I’ve never seen a dress on a bride that I thought I loved so much I wanted to wear it too. I don’t know why. I ofcourse could appreciate how amazing a bride looked in her gown, but I didn’t ever have a crush on any particular dress I saw in magazines, online or on TV. I just kinda knew I wanted something a little sexy…I liked the look of the form fitting gowns.
When I tried on dresses I’d say I tried on about 12-18 before finding my dress. U really have to try on dresses. I don’t think I tried on alot though some of my friends think it’s alot. I only went to 3 stores and all of this took place withint 2 weeks.
U really have to try them on to know what you like. A dress you might think looks dead and lifeless on the model might look amazing on you.
Post # 8
I only went to davids bridal and i tried on 3 dresses, the second one i had seen online and loved it..i only tried on the thrid one just to get the feel of a different kind of dress and i hated it, the first and second were very similiar i bought the second on and couldnt be more happier, my bridesmaid dresses were pretty easy too..we also got them from davids bridal, i believe it was the second dress the girls tried on…im not into shopping to much and well its a pain to keep trying on the heavy dresses lol i do LOVE my dress and i cant wait to wear it =)
Post # 9
The first dress I looked at is the one I bought. I ended up looking at more dresses after I bought the dress.
Post # 10
The dress I ultimately decided on was the second one I tried on (out of maybe 10 total). I had a really good feeling about it but wanted to keep looking around to make sure, especially because based on the photo and seeing it on the hanger I hadn’t been expecting to like it as much as I did. That was one of 7 dresses I tried on at AA, then I went to a couple outlets the next day and tried on a couple more, and nothing was doing it for me – and I kept thinking about that dress. So the second day I made a last minute follow-up appointment at AA, took another friend with me for her opinion, and ordered it. I’m a big shopper, so I was expecting to shop around a lot and compare, but I just loved the dress so much I didn’t even feel like I needed to anymore.
Post # 11
I’ve tried on 6 dresses, and I won’t go shopping officially until last of this month. Then I actually need to decide. I do alot of surfing on the net, checking styles, and so forth. Still not know what to wear though until I get there to finally make a decision.. nervous!
Post # 13
I onle went to one store, tried on four dresses and purchased the first one that I had on 🙂 It was the fastest and easiest purchase for me.
Post # 14
I went to one higher end bridal shop and I didn’t leave there feeling good about bridal shops. They were arrogant and I wasn’t having that. I went to David’s afterward and that is where I found my beautiful dress! I see you are from Boston. If you do go to the David’s in Danvers it is best to make an appointment, they are really busy on nights and weekends. I can’t hurt to check out dresses other than the AA ones. Good luck!
Post # 15
I only tried on about 10 dresses, number 10 was the one!
Post # 16
I would have been happy with the very first dress I tried on and not trying on any more. In fact, that was still “the one” after 4 bridal salons and probably 20-30 dresses. But my mom had came from out-of-town to go dress shopping with me, so I kept trying them on because she wanted me to, I figured she wanted “the experience”, even though I was kind of like “I have to put on ANOTHER damned dress?!”, I smiled and did it anyway. But the whole time I knew the 1st dress was “it”.