Post # 1
i have tried on probably 25 dresses so far from three different salons, and i just dont feel like any of them are the one. i cant stop thinking i need more and more appointments and more and more dresses, and ive obsessed to the point that i am starting to hate the dresses i have pics of myself in no matter how beautiful they look. i feel like they just dont look like they should on me. on top of the stress of not liking any dresses and wanting more appointments i also dread more appointments because of having to dealing with consultants, trying to describe what i want or like and the disappointment of not getting the look i want or determining what i even like, the hassle of putting dresses on and taking them off and the whole “can i or can i not take pics in this salon” and “will the consultants refuse to give me dress designers and style info.” ugh what do i do and how many freakin dresses will i go through to figure out what i want and get the best fit?
Post # 3
Humm..maybe 30..i went to 5 different stores
Post # 4
Probably 20-something in two days. It was exhausting. I really liked a very similar one that was the third one I tried on, but the one I’m getting is definitely better.
Post # 5
I probably tried on 40 or 50 dresses between 3 salons when I was looking. But the key for me for finding ‘the one’ was breaking out the image in my mind and trying on different styles. When I started I was dead set on getting a fit and flare gown with rouching all over. What did I end up with? A satin ball gown with pickups! Pickups I dare say! LOL
Sometimes you just need to look outside the box to find your perfect dress. And btw I never had the sobbing OMG moment with my dress. I had a wow this is amazing, and I feel like a bride moment compared to playing dress up. But I actually tried on dresses after that one and decided it was the best and the one!
Post # 6
I think I tried on about 9 total…1 appointment. Though I had so much fun trying them on I kind of wish I could keep trying them on. I also did not have the crying moment…but maybe I will once it comes in and it’s really MINE?! 🙂
Post # 7
wow, I feel like you are in my head…this is exactly how I am feeling- I appreiciate the answers because my mom thinks it’s crazy I have tried on over 30 dresses already and still haven’t found the one. I find some comfort in knowing this is common.
Post # 8
I’ve tried probably 50 already! I think I’ve found the one I want, but I’ve said that before. I too kind of feel like I’m done shopping. Yah it’s fun at first, but it’s awkward sometimes with the consultants and going to different places and what are their rules/policies.
Post # 9
I probably tried on 25 dresses and my dress was probably around #16. I went to three different salons and ended up pickin my fav from the second shop.
Post # 10
I scheduled a very impromptu visit to a bridal shop with my ‘maids – and ended up falling in love with the 4th dress I tried on. Crazy, I know!! But I’ve had zero regrets about it! Zip, zero, zilch. I found the one for me!
Post # 11
Maybe 12 at the most. The one I picked was the only one I really wanted to try on based on a picture that I saw, and the fact that the shape followed another gown that was very flattering on me. It was the last last dress I tried on and it was great! That being said, I knew I didn’t want to try on a bunch of dresses, mostly because I really don’t have the time with all the home renos going on right now.
Post # 12
I think I tried on around 40. I also ended up with something completely different than what I expected: sheath (what I ended up with) vs. A-line (what I was convinced I wanted).
Ultimately for me, it helped when I narrowed it down to a few designers I liked. Then I started to search for real brides in those dresses and was better able to visualize what those dresses looked like IRL. By the end, when I walked into a salon, I kinda knew which dresses to ask for (or at least which designer) and I only went into salons that carried those designers. I liked doing my Internet research on my own time before I walked in.
I also agree that, though it was fun at first, by the end I was tired and some of the dresses started to look all the same!
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I bought mine the first day I went shopping-(it was a sample and I walked out with it that day)- I think I tried on 12?
I went in with photos of styles I liked, and the consultant ended up pulling the dress I bought. It helped that I was able to narrow down what I wanted- no strapless or ballgown, for ex., although I tried these styles on just for fun.
OP- have you been able to narrow down somewhat as far as what you do/don’t like? Styles that work for your body? Lace: yes or no, bling: yes or no, etc?
Post # 15
I think I tried on 50+ at 8 different salons. But mostly because I just had so many people that wanted to come looking. I actually bought one I tried on at store #2.
I was at home with my mom and best friends about a two weeks after I go engaged and we went dress shopping before many other details were worked out. I found one I loved butsordid te really go with the fall wedding i THOUGHT I was planning at that point.
Post # 16
I tried on about 40 dresses at 8 different salons. Once I tried on “the one”, there was no more looking. I stopped looking, and didn’t try on any more dresses.