Post # 1
So I fell in love with my dress the day I started looking for dresses online. It was actually the very first one I clicked on to take a closer look at. I thought it was gorgeous, and bookmarked it. I’ve come to love a lot of dresses since then, but that one stayed at the top of my list and remained there after I tried it on at Kleinfeld last month. My mom wasn’t there when I tried it on, however, so I’m waiting till she can come with me to actually buy it. I know this is the dress for me. I love it SO much and after my trip to Kleinfeld I found myself comparing all the other pretty dresses I looked at to it–nothing held up to it.
But I’ve been feeling a little sad because I feel like I haven’t tried on enough dresses. This doesn’t mean I don’t think I’ve found THE ONE. I just feel like I’m missing out somehow. Trying on wedding dresses is a once-in-a-lifetime thing and I really would love to see myself in a large variety of different styles just for the heck of it and experience a lot of different designers’ work, even if I’m not going to buy from them. I know it sounds kind of childish but I really would like to know what I look like in a sleek, 40’s-style charmeuse dress, the flippy ruffly Jim Hjelm I really like, the super-glam tulle Monique Lhullier concoction I have saved to my hard drive, etc., even though I know that in the end, the dress I’ve chosen is the right one for me.
What about you ladies? Did you feel like trying on a lot of dresses was central to the wedding-shopping experience? Did you walk into your first store and know exactly what you wanted or did you have to try on a lot of dresses to figure it out? And if you hadn’t/didn’t try on many dresses, do you somehow feel like you missed out? Just curious about your thoughts on the topic…
Post # 3
The ONE was the 3rd store and 11th dress I tried on!
I have tried on a total of 14 dresses. Sometimes I wish I tried on more styles because I only tried on one style but I know that I would still have chosen my dress so I don’t worry about it to much!
Why don’t you try on a bunch before you tell the lady about THE dress when you go back to Kleinfeilds so that you can get your dress-trying fix?
Post # 4
Sigh, I tried on 50…wish I were kidding.
Post # 5
I’ve been to 5 or 6 stores… and all of them 2-4 times. That means I have tried on about 40 dresses (some more than once!) so I have probably taken 100 wedding gowns on and off body until I met THE ONE.
And it just happened yesterday. I posted about it earlier.
Post # 6
I tried on about 15 dresses. “The One” was the first one I tried on.
Post # 7
It was the first dress in the third store I went to. I thought I wasn’t going to feel emotional about a dress because I felt lukewarm about the other dresses I had tried on but when everyone in the store started crying (including me!) I knew it was it!
Post # 8
I tried on like probably 50 dresses and went to 6 different stores…….I KNEW that once my mom came with me I would find one….sure enough that’s what it took!
Post # 9
Conservatively … 60. Although my sister seems to think it may have been closer to 80 (I am very decisive, actually, I just needed to find the one)
Post # 10
40 or 50+ and ironically the one was one that I liked but never was able to put on in the stores because of sample sizes. I took a risk, but it preowned and adore it 😀
Post # 11
I went to 2 different stores and tried on 14 total dresses. I bought lucky dress no. 5 tried on at the first store! Sometimes when I watch ‘Say Yes To the Dress’ I feel like I need to try more on. Then I remember how happy I am with my gown and all those feelings go away!!!
I think we’re lucky we are so sure of our dresses early in the dress hunt!
Post # 12
in all honesty it was the first dress i tried on in the first store, but i had to drag my mom to 8 more stores and try on about 50 dresses more and find it in another color before i could get mom to get on board with it 🙂
Post # 13
It was the second dress I tried on….only went to one store :). It took a total of 30 minutes.
Post # 14
The first time I saw my “dream” dress,I knew she was the one..but she was VERY expensive! The first dress I tried on I bought because it was on “sale”..I ended up with my “dream” dress! I tried her on and then found her used…it was fate! I was able to return the other dress to the salon because I knew the owner and she knew i loved the Priscilla of Boston one! My friends tried to get me to try on other dresses but I knew I wanted the Priscilla of Boston dress and just ignored them!