(Closed) Did You Try on a Ton of Dresses?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I tried on 3. I actually thought it would be hard for me to find my dress, I wanted something very untraditional and not a wedding dress but still special enough to be one. I lucked out, we found a store filled with my kind of dress, the first store we went to.

Are you trying on one kind of dress? I would try going outside your box, if the dresses you’re thinking about aren’t right for you maybe try something completely different.

Post # 4
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had went on 5 different trips, 7 different stores & trying on anywhere between 50 – 75 dresses.  Sometimes you just need to take some time off from it.  I took about 3 weeks off just to get over the frustration I was feeling. 

By the end of some days I was almost in tears because I just couldn’t find one I LOVED.  I liked alot but didn’t have that feeling of “I need this dress”

It will come though. I am still a bit undecisive but that is just the way I am.

Post # 5
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I did! Can you just let go of the process for a couple weeks until you feel better about it.  For me, I knew I would never cry over the dress.  I felt that all the dresses were pretty.  What ultimately made me feel like a bride was my hair and make-up.  Sometimes it’s just up to us, the brides, to come to terms with having a dress that we like a lot.  Or maybe start playing with the process and just let the consultants put whatever they think would look best on you for your style wedding.  Sometimes starting from scratch with ideas you haven’t considered works too.

Post # 6
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i went to 7 stores (i think) and probably tried on 90 dresses. bought the last dress i tried on. i would agree with PP..take a few weeks off to think about what you really want..i got totally overwhelmed after the first 5 stores..all the dresses started running together.

oh and i also ended up with a dress i normally wouldn’t try on but figured i didnt love anything else, so why not try it on (i LOVED it the second i walked in the store). i ended up with a ballgown!

Post # 7
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I went to 2 stores and tried on about 15 dresses…. and the dress I ended up loving was something I hadn’t seen before. I told the consultant that I was looking for a classic, elegant, with a little detail dress, and that’s exactly what she brought me! Just don’t lose hope, you’ll find it when you’re about ready to give up 🙂

Post # 8
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I went to two different stores and tried on maybe 20 dresses. The one I bought was the very last one I tried on, and was recommended to me by the consultant!

Post # 9
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I went to 3 different store tried on dresses at 2 of them, and probably tried on a total of 15-20 dresses. My consultant from the first store I went to picked out my dress and I absolutely loved it, and couldn’t stop thinking about it no matter what other dresses I tried on!

Post # 10
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I tried on over 50 easy! 10+ trips to stores. 21 hrs worth of driving…  Even tried ROTB. 

I wound up calling EVERY store in the US that carried Justin Alexander Signature to locate my gown… lol. 

I should add, I found my dream JA dress midway through… but got cold feet about it’s full retail price. I bought a pronovias instead and while it’s a stunning dress, I settled and regretted it so much when it came in. the calling all the stores was to find a sample of my dream gown in my size off the rack. It get’s so frustrating when it’s not like you see on SYTTD and what not… but don’t settle. No one should have gone through the frustration, fear, and dread that I had when I settled just to get it over with.

Post # 12
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i tried on 3 dresses. the very 1st one i tried on was THE one but i thought i’d try on a few others to see… but i just couldnt get the 1st one out of my mind so i didnt see the point to keep looking.

Post # 13
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I tried on about seven, at 3 different stores.  I was totally over the dress shopping experience by then, and luckily had found one I really loved.

Post # 14
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I had two appointments on the same day, but only ended up going to one. I took in at least a 100 pictures of gowns that I liked and the consultant found gowns that matched my personality and style. I only tried on 5 dresses and the dress I ultimately got was not one of the pictures that I brought in. It ended up being a combination of everything that I liked about the ones in the pictures. Don’t give up hope. You will find a gown that you will know is the one you wnat to wear on your wedding day. I suggest printing out a bunch of pictures of gowns you like and be open to suggestions from the consultants. Also, don’t take a bunch of people with you. They will just cloud your mind and confuse you. Maybe go by yourself or with one other person that you trust and then if you want other people there, take them for a fitting or a final decision, if you have more than one gown that you like.

Post # 15
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I did, but mostly for my mom’s sake. The first dress at the first store was the one I ended up going with. But my mom had came in from out-of-town to help me dress shop, so we looked at a couple more places and I tried on a lot of dresses “for her” because they really weren’t my style but she liked them so I humored her.

Post # 16
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Violet Violet: Don’t feel down on yourself!

Before you make your next appointment, if I were you, I would really think about what you liked and didn’t like about the dresses you’ve tried on so far. What shapes worked and which ones didn’t. How do you feel about beading/lace/dress material? If you can narrow it down just a little bit, that can help tremendously!

Personally, I found a few styles that worked well on me and knew others didn’t. That didn’t stop me from trying them on at each store but it did help when I talked with my consultant about what I was looking for.

Every dress you try on, really look at what you like and don’t like about it, it will make the next decision. And if you’re working with a consultant at a store, I find that the more dialogue you have with them and really communicate what you like/are looking for, the more they can help you find your dress.

Be patient, enjoy yourself and keep an open mind 🙂

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