Post # 1
Next Saturday I’m going dress shopping at David’s Bridal with my Mom and future sisters. I looked on the website and figured out a list of dresses I want to try on. What is a realistic number to try on in an hour appointment?<br /><br />
This topic was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by MissBridge.
Post # 2
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.
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Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I went to David’s with my Maid/Matron of Honor. Tried on 7 in the hour we were with the consultant.
Post # 12
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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
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
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
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