(Closed) How many bridal salons did it take you to find "THE ONE?"

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How many bridal salons did it take you to find "THE ONE?"
    1 : (17 votes)
    37 %
    2 : (9 votes)
    20 %
    3 : (8 votes)
    17 %
    4 : (2 votes)
    4 %
    5 : (4 votes)
    9 %
    6-10 : (3 votes)
    7 %
    10+ : (3 votes)
    7 %
    Someone else picked out my dress for me : (0 votes)
    Dress was homemade : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1381 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    1!  I looked up the dresses they had before and knew what I wanted.  I was on a mission.  Turned out to be the first dress I tried on too.  Tried on 4 more after that to make sure. 🙂  I’m also not one of those brides that have dreamed of their wedding day.  I just know what looks best on my body type.

    Don’t get discouraged, lovely..!  Lots of brides on here tried on 20+ dresses before they found the one.  It’s nice that you’re not set on a certain style though.. what you end up with might surprise you! 🙂

    Post # 4
    8422 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Oh gosh I’m embarrassed to say it took me 7 stores I think it was….. Tried on 50-60 dresses before finding the one!!! I thought I’d never find the one but when I had the moment…… I had tears an all 🙂

    Post # 5
    2 posts
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m even worse! It took me 8 stores. My fiance went with me to 2 and family went to 1. i liked the dresses, but they each had elements I loved, but not all of the elements at the same time. I actually ended up finding my dream dress here on the boards as another bee was wearing it. it combined everything I wanted into 1 dress. Sometimes it just takes awhile to find “the one”.

    Post # 6
    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    0. It took me The Hive to find it! Saw the Cinderella 205 and fell in love, dress regret.. yadda yadda yadda.. lol

    Post # 7
    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    First store. I hadn’t actually planned on getting a dress at all–my grandma was going to alter her gorgeous lace dress that she made, but I still wanted to go dress shopping just for fun. I ended up finding the one my first time there, which got me all of these perks on accessories, tuxes, etc.

    Post # 8
    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Just one.  Third dress.  DH is lucky, had it taken longer, I’d have bailed.  I hate shopping.

    Post # 9
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    13.  I’m not ashamed to say it.  I wasn’t going to settle til I found something a bit unconventionally traditional.

    Post # 10
    3078 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @infinity092813:  I found my dress at the first (and only) bridal salon I went to.  I’m like you.  I am not a super girly person and I hadn’t been planning my wedding since I was a little girl.  I think the key is to keep an open mind.  Be open to trying on anything!  I thought I wanted a simple, a-line, dress with no frills (no lace, no beading, no straps, nothing!).  The dress I ended up with was lace with beading, had straps, had a belt, and a bunch of flowers on it! Don’t get discouraged, have fun with it!

    Post # 11
    3769 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    zero actually — I found the dress I wanted online and bought it without trying it on.  In retrospect it was stupid impulsive of me, but I LOVE my dress!  I don’t think anything could compare to it now.

    Maybe you’ve already done this, but look at a LOT of pictures online first and think about what dress styles you like wearing now and are most flattering on you (full skirt vs wiggle dress vs a line etc.).

    Post # 12
    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I took me 5 bridal salons (if you count just the ones I tried dresses on in) to find my dress. It turns out that it was actually at the first one, but I had to look through everything else first to figure that out. 

    Post # 13
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Oh good god, I probably went to 10 salons and 5-8 sample sales, lol!

    Post # 14
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    A ton. And I’m still rethinking…

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