(Closed) Did you buy the FIRST dress you tried on?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
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    Yes but.. I had dress regret!

  • Post # 17
    1934 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Yep! Tried on maybe 15, but ended up going back to #1!

    Post # 18
    8469 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Hell frigin no! Dress 1 was just for fun at a very crappy place. Although my mom loved it & wanted to buy it on the spot lol. 

    It was A-line which was not the silhouette I was going for. 

    Post # 19
    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I almost did. I think my family wanted me to and the consultant – but she was extremely pushy to make a SALE – saying I will take such and such a percent off if you buy it now I already told her that it was my first time! 

    I originally wanted a lace dress which is exactly what I tried on Allure 9018. While it was BEAUTIFUL – I felt like it wasn’t “WOW” I was looking for.
    The next appointment at another bridal salon they had the same dress and I tried it on after some dresses that I relly loved to see if it was still the “ONE” and it was far from it. I’m glad I didn’t rush my decision.

    Post # 20
    4810 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MissSweetiepie:   No, but I ended trying on the first dress a total of three times (in two colors) over the course of dress shopping.  It was a lovely dress, and would have been fine – it was the Emma dress by Maggie Sottero.


    Post # 21
    10451 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    No, but it was a serious contender for a long time. I went to the store specifically for that dress though, it wasn’t a random choosing first dress.

    Post # 22
    1409 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    I did! I only tried on about 6 dresses. 

    Post # 23
    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    No, but I probably should have.  I had seen the dress online and liked it a lot.  It looked great on me and fit me well.  Would have only needed to be hemmed.  And it was on sale.  

    I love the dress I bought, but it needs a lot of alterations to fit me well.  Second fitting is next week and I hope it fits better this time.

    Post # 24
    2278 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I didn’t buy the first dress I tried on, but I bought the dress I found during the first day of dress shopping.

    Post # 25
    5187 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I bought my dress without trying it on or seeing it in person! I stumbled upon it while browsing online for a dress to wear to a friend’s wedding over a year away. It was a bit too formal to wear as a guest for someone else’s wedding (it’s actually supposed to be a prom dress I think), so I sulked and wished upon a star for some kind of occasion to come up where I’d have an excuse to buy it. I’d known for years that I wanted to wear a light blue wedding dress with yellow accents, whether they’d be flowers in my hair or bouquet. Anyway, a little under a year later my wonderful guy popped the question and we had a less than 2 week engagement. I had a valid excuse to buy the dress! I didn’t have time to get it altered so it was too long for me and I had to stuff my bra like a 12-year-old but I had my light blue dress with yellow sequined and beaded flowers on it! 

    Post # 26
    2836 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @MissSweetiepie:  I voted “yes” because it’s true- I did buy the first dress I tried on.  But between trying it on and buying it, I probably tried on another 15- to be sure!!

    Post # 28
    9126 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I did!  I live in the boonies and didn’t want to bother traveling to a briday shop if I could avoide it.  Also didn’t want to spend a bunch on a dress, even though I’m ok spending a fair bit on food / drink / photography / venue / etc.  My style is fairly relaxed and I didn’t want a dress that was over the top.

    So, I ordered a bunch of white “evening gowns” from online retailers.  The first one I put on just felt so comfortable and slimming and perfect.  And it was $120 – score.  I did try a few more on over several months, but I stuck with the first one.  I loved it on my wedding day and so did everyone else 🙂

    Non-pro pic, excuse the stupid face:

    Post # 29
    1980 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I tried on over 100 dresses before I found one that I loved.

    Post # 31
    479 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I went to the shop with one dress in mind.  The consultant had me pick a few more to try on before the one.  None of them measured up!  I got the last dress I tried on, but it’s the one I wanted all along!

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