(Closed) How many dresses did you try on before you decided on "the one"???

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Humm..maybe 30..i went to 5 different stores

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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!

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Bumble bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Honey bee
  • 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 # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Double post. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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.

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