(Closed) How many dresses did you try on before deciding

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Post # 3
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I tried on a total of 29 dresses.  12 were from a horrible bridal salon, and 17 were from a wonderful one.  I went in 3 times to that wonderful bridal salon and each time I tried on ‘the’ dress.  I just knew ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
6889 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t have pics, but I tried on maybe 10 dresses. The dress I got was the second one I tried on. The following 8 were me just reassuring myself. No pics till it comes in in May.

Post # 5
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

3. The dress I loved was the 2nd one I tried on. It just gave me ‘that feeling’ so I didn’t bother with any others. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
8734 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I tried on 60+ dresses.

I went to 7 boutiques.

I found a few dresses I liked, but kept looking.

Future Mother-In-Law picked one out for me at an appointment that was the opposite end of the spectrum from what I wanted. I tried it on, and really liked it, but couldn’t commit because it was so different.

Tried on other dresses and found 2 more I really liked. Then went back and forth between two salons with my parents before FINALLY deciding on “the” one.

Here is my dress:

Here are some of the many I tried along the way:


Post # 7
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I only went to one bridal store. The first dress that I tried on was my dress. I tried on about 5 others after the first just so I wouldn’t go home feeling like I didn’t explore my options but none of them could compare to the first one. I put the first one back on and I knew for sure it was the one and that it was pointless to look at any other dress.

2 dresses I didn’t come out with but here are my No Dresses

And this is My Dress!

Post # 8
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think I tried on probably about 75. There were a few that I liked, but none that made me go “Oh my goodness, I must wear this on my wedding day!” Most of the ones that I liked, I thought “I could maybe get married in this.”

When I found the one that I bought, it was the first dress to take my breath away, and the first one my mom and I agreed was perfect. 

If you’re having a hard time deciding, compare dresses. Do I like the one I’m trying on better than the one before?

Post # 10
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think I have tried around 30-40 dresses, 5 stores. And I found mine the first dress in the last store.

Post # 11
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m already at around 50, and haven’t found “The One” yet. Will let you know for sure when I find it!

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@red_pepper_gal: That is exactly how things are going for me so far! I have found several dresses that look beautiful and I think I could easily wear, but I haven’t had that “Ah-ha!” moment! I am getting a little worried that I won’t know when it’s the one!

Post # 12
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Probably around 60.  I’m still going back and forth on it.  There are definitely more than a couple other dresses that could be it.  Ultimately I chose my dress bc it was different, because I felt like a bride, and I felt like my Fiance would really love it too.

Post # 13
785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I know I tried on at least 15 dresses but I feel like it may have been closer to 20-30. There were a lot.  I went to three bridal boutiques.  One was full of gorgeous gowns that were sadly way out of my budget.  I think I tried on about 6-10 dresses there, loved all of them, but almost fainted when she told me the price on every one!  Another store was full of crap gowns and I hated the whole experience.  I guess I tried on about 3 there.

The last place was David’s bridal and I knew it was the place for me because it had beautiful gowns and I could finally afford them.  I went twice; the first time I think I tried on at least 6-10.  At the end I found 3 that I really loved.  One especially I really loved, but I wasn’t 100% on it so I decided not to buy it that day.  These stores like to encourage you to buy once you’ve found one that you really like–don’t listen to them. You should never buy a gown the first day you try it on unless you KNOW it is the one! Go home, think about it, come back in a couple weeks, try on some other dresses, and then go back to the one you liked.  If you still love it, then buy it.

When I went back, I tried on another 5-7 dresses and ended up falling head over heels in love with a totally new dress, and bought it over all three of the ones I liked the last time.  The thing is, I loved that other dress, but deep down I had some doubts on it and I still wanted to try on other dresses.  Now that I have my dress, I have no desire to keep shopping because I don’t like anything as much!

Bottom line is, you don’t have to buy it now because you have TONS of time.  I say go back again and try it on after trying some completely new dresses and see how you feel! 

Post # 14
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I went to three different stores.  At the first store, I had a rough idea of what I wanted and told the associate things I liked/disliked.  I ended up falling in love with the first dress I tried on!  I liked it when I tried it on the first time — but I didn’t know what I was supposed to be feeling.  So I tried on more and just liked the first one the best at that first store.  I tried on maybe 5-6 at the first store, then a total of maybe 10-12 at the other two stores — but only to make sure dress #1 was THE one and to make sure I got in the experience of going to other places and trying on diifferent dresses for the ‘no regrets’ thing. ๐Ÿ™‚  I haven’t ordered it yet — I’m trying to lose a little weight before getting measured.  Ordering it the first weekend of April! I’m excited. ๐Ÿ™‚  Good luck!

Post # 15
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

One store — two hours — six dresses! And I had the one. I had no intention of buying that day, but after I took off the dress, I kept thinking about putting it back on. So I did. And ordered it. And then worried about it for three months… until my dress arrived and I tried it on and it was still the one. I LOVE it.

Post # 16
9024 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The first dress I tried on was the one! But I tried on 2 more after that, but just couldnt get my mind of the first one. So I tried on the 1st one again and my mind was made up! I went home and thought about it for a month and came back and tried on the same dress and bought it!

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