Post # 1
I went on my first dress shopping trip to David’s Bridal yesterday and I already feel really discouraged. Overall, I had a good experience at DB but I just couldn’t narrow down the styles I liked. I am not a bride that dreamed of my wedding since I was a little girl so I had no idea know what I wanted & still don’t. It was fun trying on dresses but so frustrating (for me & the consultant I’m sure) because nothing I tried on was “the one” and I just couldn’t pinpoint why. So, how many bridal salons did it take for you to find your dress? What helped you find your dress?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
Just one. Third dress. DH is lucky, had it taken longer, I’d have bailed. I hate shopping.
Post # 9
13. I’m not ashamed to say it. I wasn’t going to settle til I found something a bit unconventionally traditional.
Post # 10
@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
- 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
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
Oh good god, I probably went to 10 salons and 5-8 sample sales, lol!
Post # 14
A ton. And I’m still rethinking…