Post # 17
I tried on my dress at my very first appointment, but it was originally a little more than I wanted to pay. I proceeded to try on more than 40 other dresses over three weeks — 7 appointments spread over 4 different days. Somewhere in there, my aunt offered to contribute to my dress, and I couldn’t stop thinking about that one from the first day, which was now way under budget. I tried it on two more times before I decided. (As you can probably tell, I’m not much of an impulse buyer for big purchases. I like to be sure that I’m sure.)
Post # 18
It was the first dress I tried on at the 7th store. Prior to that I had narrowed it to 2 dresses. I liked them both, and could have worn either and been happy, but I didn’t love them. There was just something lacking. My dress has the best of both of those dresses.
Post # 19
- Wedding: August 2014 - Ceremony: St Patrick\'s Basilica Reception: Southern Cross Ballroom, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle
1 lol, i refused to go anywhere else. I don’t have the time to go to all of these stores because i have an 18 month old to look after :), I saw the dress i loved and booked an appointment. I went in there with the sole intention of making sure it was a dress i tried on (that range is also exclusive to that store in our state), i tried on other dresses and then i tried on the dress i came in for.
Instant love! but to make sure i wasn’t making a hasty decision i went away and thought about it, i had narrowed my choices down to 3 and 1 was way out of my budget. So that left me with 2 choices, the other dress was short on me so i ended up choosing the one i saw in the first place :). I went back for another appointment, tried it on in front of my bms and ordered it that day :D.
Post # 20
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Found it at salon number 5, bought it after 11 trips
Post # 21
I found my gown at the 3rd shop i visited. I was dead set on a lace a-line vinatge style dress and eneded up with a satin ball gown! I love it to pieces and soo glad i broke my expectations and tried on other styles. Best of luck with the surgery and finding your dream dress 🙂
Post # 22
My experience was a bit unusual in that I knew I didn’t want to buy a dress in the city where I live. In China, bridal salons – even the upscale, designer ones – carry mostly over-the-top embellished dresses which are not my style. So I went with a girlfriend to visit three of the most recommended wedding dress stores in Beijing, and tried on a bunch of different dresses to get an idea of which silhouette I liked best. I narrowed it down to soft mermaid/trumpet and classic ballgown, and then ordered my dress sight unseen online. In terms of choosing that dress, I started looking around as soon as we got engaged (Christmas Eve) and then made the decision at the start of March.
Post # 23
I haven’t bit the bullet and bought the dress yet, but I think I found it on the first trip! Technically I went on whim once before, but it was only for half an hour and I didn’t find a thing … This was a planned shopping trip and it was quite successful! My strategy was to go to the big box stores in town for more volume.
Post # 24
I went to four stores. I ultimately bought a dress at the second store, on my second trip there (fifth store visit overall.)
Post # 25
So it’s at least possible I’ll find my dress on that one trip! Hopefully it’s as easy for me as it was for some of y’all!
Post # 26
One trip. I knew I wanted the dress I got beforehand but tried on others to get the whole bridal shopping experience. All in all, nothing compared to the one I loved so I got it that same day!
Post # 27
The dress I ended up buying was the first dress I tried on. I initially went shopping with my BFF/MOH and had it in my mind that I wanted a tea length dress. I also was fairly opposed to a strapless dress. During my first appointment my consultant ended up putting me in two fit and flare gowns that were BEAUTIFUL (one strapless, one with an illusion neckline) which is why I think I didn’t buy the dress that day. I just became completely confused.
During my second appointment I sent all caution to the wind and tried on a million different kinds of styles and in the end I came back to the original tea length dress I tried on.
Post # 28
I found mine on my thrid trip-but I only went to two different salons, I wound up purchasing my dress from the first salon I had gone too.
Post # 29
I went on 4 separate days, going to a total of 8 salons. But I’m also very picky and the dress I was looking for apparently wasn’t the current trend (mermaid/fit and flare). I would have tried to squeeze more in on each day, but the appointments schedules were a bit limited. Had to do a lot of waiting around between appointment times. But maybe you’ll get lucky and fall in love with a dress at the first salon.
Post # 30
I went 6 trips so far, still haven’t found my dress yet. Probably because I have particular dress in mind, and didn’t want to settle until I try it on. And looking at so many beautiful bees here in their dresses, the dresses that I tried on didn’t meet my expectation. 🙁
Post # 31
It took me two days and at the 3rd bridal store, I found my dress. I did feel some shock after I purchased the dress and I kept saying to my Maid/Matron of Honor on our way home from the store that I thought it would take me MUCH longer to find my gown…… hmmm now that I think about it I think I wanted it to take longer so I could try on more dresses! ;P