(Closed) How many dresses can you try on in an hour? (with WORKING Poll)

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: One hour, how many dresses can I try on?
    2-4 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    4-6 : (32 votes)
    48 %
    6-8 : (18 votes)
    27 %
    8-10 : (9 votes)
    13 %
    10-14 : (4 votes)
    6 %
    14-18 : (3 votes)
    4 %
    18+ (I'm Speedy Gonzales) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    i would say 4-6! Seems a good average because depending on the style you want it could take a while to do those buttons up, corset etc etc.

    So excited for you!!!!!!!!!!

    Post # 3
    2016 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I averaged about 7-8 per hour, but I hated dress shopping so I wanted it over with quickly. If you’re one to take your time and closely examine each dress, or try on the same dress more than once, 4-5 is probably more realistic.

    Post # 4
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    My answer from your last thread:

    When I went to David’s Bridal, I was able to try on 7 dresses in an hour. That said, I went by myself, and didn’t have to spend time showing everyone each dress and having a discussion. I just put on a dress I liked, stood in front of the mirror for a few seconds, spun around so that I could get a glance at all angles and I was done. My salesperson seemed to want to ask me a shit ton of questions about how I felt in each dress, what I liked and didn’t like, and I almost think she was trying to get me to hang out in them longer, but I was on a mission. I answered her questions on the way back to dressing room. 


    Post # 5
    3822 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    MissBridge:  I tried on between 6 and 8 dresses in an hour, but I was all business. If I didn’t like it from the second it was on, it came right off, so exceptions.

    Post # 6
    759 posts
    Busy bee

    It entirely depends how long you’re in each dress. If you try something on, immediately say “no” and try another one on, it’s closer to 8. If you have a few you try on a few times, or spend 10 mintues looking at because you really love them, it’s probably closer to 4 or 5.

    Post # 7
    799 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I didn’t go to David’s Bridal, but I was at the boutique two hours and tried on 30 dresses. We even tried on my favorites again to ensure those were ones still in the running. I only a few that I didn’t show anyone. 

    Post # 8
    23594 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m with NOTLBride: it depends on how much time you spend in each dress, and how much you like each one.  It’s either 4-6, or 8-10.

    Post # 9
    11641 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    MissBridge:  I think i tried on 8-10.  It really depends on the styles you’re looking at, some are a lot more involved to get in to.  Most of the ones I tried were a simple zip and I didn’t need help.  Many of them were BAD and I took them off immediately, others I danced around in for a few minutes.  I also went alone which might have made it faster.

    Post # 10
    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I voted 4-6, because that is typical in a boutique, but at David’s Bridal, they really go at a faster pace. I probably tried on a dozen dresses while I was there.  I think there were only 3 that I stayed in for more than a second.  Many of the others I didn’t even come out with, and if I did it was only to show how ridiculous that dress or silhoutte looked on me.  I also came prepared with dresses I wanted to try on, and came early to my appointment to look at dresses and pull them.  So, pretty much my entire appointment was trying on dresses I had already pulled.    

    Post # 11
    5072 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I went to David’s with my Maid/Matron of Honor.  Tried on 7 in the hour we were with the consultant.  

    Post # 12
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015 - Drury Lane Oakbrook


    MissBridge:  David’s moved much faster for me than other bridal shops, even when I went on a weekday and they were not busy.  Smaller boutiques seemed to want me to stay in the dress longer, turn in fron of a mirror, try on different veils, etc.  With David’s I basically put the dress on, walked out, did a quick spin, and changed.  It was only when I put one one that I had a real emotional reaction to that I actually stood in front of the mirror longer.  I think I got through 8 dresses in an hour.

    Post # 13
    9546 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I could have probably made it through 10 or more. But I was by myself, which is so much easier. There were some that I barely got on before I was able to veto. The more people you have, the longer it takes. I would definitely say that if you get something on in the dressing room and you know it’s not the one, don’t even bother to go out to see your fam – just move on to the next one. 

    Post # 14
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    When I first read the title, I thought, “Oh a challenge!! Let’s see, how fast could I go…” then I realized you wanted actual advice, on how many to expect to try on if you weren’t trying to win a dress-trying-on race… PP’s answered that pretty well 🙂

    Post # 15
    5072 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I should add. . I would have gotten thru more but I got stuck in a fit n flare and my Maid/Matron of Honor was too busy laughing and taking pics to help me out of it!  That took up a good 10 mins  

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