(Closed) How many dresses you've tried before you found – THE ONE?

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  • Post # 17
    600 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I tried on 3 when I had found the one, but my mom thought that I should keep trying on more to make sure so I ended up going to 2 a different bridal stores that day and tried on about 15 total!! Haha I was for sure the one I had tried on 4th was THE ONE and IT IS ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 18
    1109 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I thought mine was the second one I tried on, but when I brought my mother back with me to show her, she wanted to see me in some “short” (tea length 1950’s style) dresses that she thought might better fit my venue and personal style. 


    And dang, you know she was right.

    Post # 19
    1109 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Oh, and Dress 4 and the tiny tiny dressng room and the verrrrrrrry slow kindly little old lady sales lady (it was also her first day) made for a fainting spell in that huge shantung ballgown, yes it did.


    (sorry, double post!)

    Post # 20
    460 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I tried on almost 100 dresses and then bought the first one I tried on, but with modifications.

    Post # 21
    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @Katyxa:  How funny – I want to see yours too!!

    The dress is so “me”. I wanted an a-line dress with a sweetheart neckline and ruching. The dress has pockets and buttons all the way down the back!! So cute. The ruching is gorgeous and like waves. I love the fabric. It’s so classic and beautiful. It’s also going to go perfectly with my preppy navy bridesmaid dresses (which also have pockets…I die):

    It’s pictured below with the sash that comes with it, but I’m likely not using that one. I tried on a few different sashes and haven’t decided yet, but I have tons of time. Obv ignore the fact that the back of the sample couldn’t close…

    And this is it up close (with a different sash I happened to try on) so that the pretty twisted ruching is more visible. LOVE.

    Better still I bought beautiful Kate Spade wedding shoes online on black Friday and my ivory dress matches perfectly. It was made to be mine! <3

    Post # 23
    2481 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I was pretty set on LACE and BALL GOWN – but I still wanted to be open minded so …. here is how it went….

    Starting with the very first dress tried on- we started with the oppisite of what I wanted- it made me more open minded cause I was just so excited to be in a dress that I loved it- super glad I realised thats why I liked it so much and ditched it cause it was everyones favorite- but not right for me at all and looking back on the picture I am like AGH




    had i not been so set on ball gown this would have been it! – sometimes when I feel dress regret- I think about this  dress and wonder! and then came this dress- now… I loved it. It super flattered my waist and I almost thought it was the one – but it was over my budget- so i kept on looking with this as my go back to dress- 6 stores latter I finally caved and went to davids..


    Post # 25
    2481 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Katyxa:   Yes  My post must have cut off ! Silly phone! 

    My went to  David’s and tried on about 10 more dresses . I found an almost but it still wasn’t singing to me so I went home to sleep on it …

    on the way home I was flipping through their magazine when I saw the one! I went back twondays later with  MOH and knew the second I had it ion ! 



    Post # 26
    10450 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Oh well over 50, possibly close to 100. 

    Post # 27
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @Katyxa:  I tried on 10 over two salons, but the second dress I tried on was THE dress ( I tried on others just to make sure)!

    Post # 28
    3551 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think I tried on 30ish or so…maybe closer to 25ish. I did the get your feet wet at Davids thing to just try different silhouettes which I explained to the girl, but she still brought me mostly A-lines :/ A few months later I went to a boutique and visited Davids again to try on a dress I had liked but wasn’t in my size. My mom was pushing a certain mermaid dress, but I wasn’t really feeling it. We didn’t have any more appointments booked, but we out shopping the next day and ended up wandering into a boutique that basically gave me an appointment on the spot as no one else was in the shop. I had already put my clothes back on after trying about 5 dresses when the consultant had a lightbulb moment and pulled my dress. My dress was the very last one I tried on.

    Post # 29
    8682 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    @louisianablue:  I was too! LOL. I tried on over 70 dresses!

    Post # 30
    2031 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Oh my goodness, my dress was literally the hardest decision of the wedding!


    My first appointment I went to DB in northern VA and tried on at least 8 dresses, wound up ending the appointment in a Vera Wang tulle ball gown. Thought “OMG, I never dreamed in a zillion years that I would get a ball gown!” Sent the pictures to everyone, slept on it, but it just wasn’t right.


    Next I went and tried on two dresses with my mom at a small boutique in MD. They were both absolutely gorgeous, and my mom was convinced, but I had sticker shock and wasn’t ready to pull the plug.


    Then I went to another small boutique in MD with my girlfriend who was also getting married and tried on a few dresses with her. (Side note: By this time, my venue and date had changed from October in the mountains, to June in a garden courtyard. At her appt I tried on a few short bridesmaid dresses that could be ordered in white. My girlfriend had already found her dress at that very appointment and was completely supportive. I didn’t steal her thunder or anything, and didn’t even come out of the dressing room. I just tried them on with her only in the dressing room and we kind of chatted about what we thought. Turns out, I still wasn’t ready to pull the plug)


    Then I shopped forever online and found a dress I loved!! I was so excited I ordered it, and when it came in? The fit was terrible and made me look like a stripper bride! I was soo upset because I was now only 2 months away from the wedding with no dress.


    So I called around other David’s Bridal’s in the area, again, to try and find this one dress that was not available the first time I tried on dresses. I found a store that had it, and was close to my mom’s house, but was still an hour away from me. The manager of the store was like, “get your butt over here and we will get this taken care of right away!” But, I live/work in the DC/metro area and it was about 2P on a FRIDAY. There was no way I would make it there for an appt unless I left right then! Luckily I have the world’s best boss and she let me scoot out early to go try on dresses.


    When I got there, the lady was so amazing. She knew I was on a time crunch and was determined to find me a dress. While I waited for a free consultant I perused the book of dresses and the show room. In my perusing, I found THE dress. I just couldn’t stop looking at it on the hanger, and knew I had to try it on. The consultant pulled the dress I came there for, and a few others, and I added that dress. I put on that dress first and I KNEW. I didn’t even end up trying on the dress I came there for, let alone any of the other dresses. Turns out my gut was absolutely right. It fit like it was MADE for me, and I instantly knew.


    4 appts, 15+ at least, all over MD and VA, and here it was! I bought it that day, set up my alterations appt for 4 weeks later (a mere 2-3 weeks before the wedding), and they let me walk out of the store with the dress I tried on from the hanger that day. (Apparently they had just gotten them in so it was new.) I thought I would never find it, but boy are they right when they say “you know!”


    I got married in June and I still love my dress ๐Ÿ™‚ Some of the best pictures from the wedding are of my dress.


    Post # 31
    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    My dress is the third one I tried on. I tried on a couple more after as well but none of them measured up. I think in total I tried on 6 or 7. These were some of the runners-up:

    Can’t remember what brand this was, but it was so ill-fitting that I couldn’t really get a good idea of what the cool back would look like. I might have fallen in love if it had fit more properly. I loved all the sparkly beads though…I think I’m looking at them in this picture!

    Maggie Sottero Bernadette. I really liked this and, again, if it had fit better I might have fallen in love.

    Runner-up to the dress…I loved the way it fit and the lace was really beautiful.

    I loved them all but I chose this one:

    Casablanca 2110. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait for it to come in in my size!!

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