(Closed) Going on my 7th dress shopping trip and I’m feeling doomed…

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would go to both places.  You never know, you might put one on and fall absolutely in love.  Then it won’t matter to you that you didn’t try on these other dresses.  My cousin and I went to 23 different shops in five different states.  I was so ready to just pick a dress for her to end the madness.  We were driving through a town and saw a bridal store not on our map but we walked into this little tiny rundown shop and she tried this dress on and fell in love.  It made her look and feel incredible. We bought it that day and took it home.  She never looked back or thought of another dress again. 

Hasn’t happened for me yet but it could happen to you.

Post # 4
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2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would go to both places.  You never know, you might put one on and fall absolutely in love.  Then it won’t matter to you that you didn’t try on these other dresses.  My cousin and I went to 23 different shops in five different states.  I was so ready to just pick a dress for her to end the madness.  We were driving through a town and saw a bridal store not on our map but we walked into this little tiny rundown shop and she tried this dress on and fell in love.  It made her look and feel incredible. We bought it that day and took it home.  She never looked back or thought of another dress again. 

Hasn’t happened for me yet but it could happen to you.

Post # 5
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1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Look at it as a quest- seeking the Holy Grail.  Due to my business I travel all over the US and I have simply started walking into salons and saying “what do you have in stock, right now, that fits me”. Try EVERYTHING on.  You will know it when you wear it…. Dont take it too seriously.  A dress will appeal to you. 

By the way- I think I have officially visited 40 salons, not counting davids bridal

Post # 6
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Personally I believe that the more gowns you try on the more confusing it gets.  I think if you try on a few of every style {ball gown, mermaid, A-line, strapless, off the shoulder, with train, without train, beaded, plain…etc} you start t get a rough idea of gowns that you prefer over others. Then you can filter out the styles you dont really love and focus on the few you like best this way you will go in knowing which styles to try on

Post # 8
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2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you need to scale down on the hoopla that may be distracting you from finding your dress. Going with other people with other purposes in addition to your agenda (MOB and Maid/Matron of Honor dresses) putting the pressure on with sample sales or Running of the Brides extravaganzas…no wonder you’re in the 7th inning. Sloooow down, go to your two appointments, and let the dress come to you.

Post # 9
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2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Dunno what to say except I completely empathize. Our big trip is next week and I’m just as confused. That Justin Alexander gown is gorgeous though…I hope it shows up in your trip after all. Then it’s fate. 🙂

I just moved here from Montgomery, AL. 🙂

Post # 10
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208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

try to locate the dress where u live not at and go and try it on before you go off to try others 😉

Post # 11
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1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I tried on this dress at Etain’s in Newnan, GA (south of ATL).  It was last year.  Loved it but I was way too short and busty for it.

Honestly, if you really want to try specific dresses, why are you wasting 4 hours when you know they aren’t going to be there?  It sounds like you probably aren’t going to be happy until you try it on, so I would try and find it somewhere within a traveling distance.  Alternatively, one of the local stores that carries JA may be able to “borrow” a sample from the designer.  You will probably have to pay $50 to $100, but guess how much a tank of gas is?

Post # 14
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2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Yay! I love it!  It totally resembles your other one, but I like it better even!   : )

Post # 16
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11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@retreadbride: Agreed, it doesn’t hurt to keep an open mind and try it all on. You never know if what you end up with will be something completely different than what you thought you wanted.

Thought I loved pick ups and an A-Line ended up with a more classic ball gown. It was just the one.

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