(Closed) How many dresses did you try on before you found her???

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think 10-12.  I found it the second time I went there.  I thought I found a dress and hated it in pictures.  I upped my budget only by $100 and found it!  It wasn’t one I would have picked from the rack, but the consultant did.   As soon as they laced up the back, I knew that was it!   I found myself swishing my dress back and forth as soon as I had it on.  

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I probably tried on 20-30 dresses. I spent 4 hours at one bridal salon (3 days after getting engaged) and found “the one”. It just really fit what I wanted and I’m happy with my decision! Sometimes I have dress envy, but I’m so excited for my dress to come in! 🙂

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

I went to 3 shops and tried on about 20.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think I tried on about 12 in one store. It was the second one I tried on and I loved it. Kept trying on more but I compared everything to it, so I finally put it back on and knew I had to leave the store with it. I even had another appointment at another store that afternoon but cancelled it, because why tire myself out trying on more when I loved this one.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Uh about 50 or more, I stopped counting after the first 3 stores. I honestly just felt the best in the one I bought, I am not 100% that it is THE ONE, but it is the one that will do wonderfully. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Yeah I went to like 7 stores and tried on like 35-40 dresses.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I never tried my dress on before buying it, and I still knew it was the one because it’s haunted me for years…It is a Vera Wang that was from the 2006-2007 era and I always loved it.  I don’t even remember where I saw it or who had it on.  I just always know I wanted a wedding dress like it.  But then when we got engaged, I couldn’t find anything as amazing as that dress, and I happened to stumble onto it on preownedweddingdresses.com, and the rest is history.  I’m having to have a corset-back put in because it was a little too snug going over my chest and back.  But I think it will make it even more fabulous!

Post # 24
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I tried on 8, total. It was the second one I tried on. I tried on the last 6 to try and “beat” it but I couldn’t get it out of my head. I fell in love before I looked in the mirror. I said to the consultant, “This feels right.” <– Cheesy, much? I know, I know.

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I tried on about 40, to make sure I did not have any regrets Surprised I knew that it was the one when I returned to the store to see it again and decided to try on some more dresses to see how they compare – I COULD NOT PICK OUT A SINGLE ONE I LIKED! So, that was definitely my dress. Smile

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I only tried on the one Smile

I had seen a picture of it a year earlier in an advert for some knock-off company, so I hunted down the original dress / code, and when the time came to find a dress, I simply called up all the bridal salons and asked if they had it in stock!

The rest is history! Laughing

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

She was the very first one!  Of course I tried on dresses after that at 3 different stores just to make sure.  But I ended up going back to her the following weekend.  I definitly had that feeling of “this is the one” immediately when I put her on.

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I went to three shops and ended up with the 3rd dress I tried on at the first shop.

I didn’t know it was “the one” until I came back home and saw the pics.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t have an exact number of dresses, but I went dress shopping a total of 5 times, which really didn’t seem like much considering that some of the places I only tried on 5 or so dresses. 

I tried to do a guesstimate based on each store and how many dresses I tried there, and I think I tried on around 30ish. 

I found my dress on my second to last time out. I went out of state to visit a friend, and I went to a very large bridal salon near her. 

The best part about his place was the sheer number of dresses they let you try on in your relatively average length appointment. Some salons I went to gave you an hour long appointment and only let you try about 5 dresses in one hour- I’m sorry, but I can try WAY more dresses on in an hour than 5! 

They had me pull about 7 or 8 dresses from the floor that I liked, and then the consultant pulled probably 5 more for me. 

My dress was the last one I tried on that day- I put it on, and it just felt… better. 

I didn’t buy that day (I was 6 hours from home, after all) but I found a store closer to home that had it and bought it shortly after. 

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

0. Bought it online. Sight unseen without trying on any other dresses!

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I went to 8 stores and tried on about 6 – 7 dress at each.  So just a little over 50?  I still didn’t feel like “OMG this is the one!!!” I just felt that it was beautiful and better than the rest that I had tried on within my budget.  

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