(Closed) How many stores did you go to?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How many stores?
    None (ordered dress without shopping in person, borrowed one, etc.) : (3 votes)
    3 %
    1 : (26 votes)
    29 %
    2-4 : (40 votes)
    44 %
    5-7 : (10 votes)
    11 %
    8-10 : (6 votes)
    7 %
    11+ : (5 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @luverly7:  thats a good thing ; ) i must have tried on 40+ dresses before i found what looked good on me ; ) it took me 10 months before i found the one

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    8 different stores. One store, I went to 4 times and finally made up my mind of a dress in THAT store however went and bought it a bit cheaper at one of the 8 stores. that makes sense? haha don’t worry, take as many trips as you need! 🙂 good luck! have pix of any you’ve tried so far??

    Post # 5
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    846 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    just one store for me. i was determined to only go dress shopping once! i ended up buying the 15-20th dress i tried on.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i tried on dresses at 2 stores, but i had no intention of buying (or even trying anything on) at the first store i went to. i had just gotten engaged, so i just went to look for fun and the saleswoman told me i could try on anything i wanted, so i tried on 2 dresses. 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Atleast 10. I was a mess

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I did the same, in terms of going to salons and trying on dresses without any intention of actually buying them. I kept an open mind, but since I’m living in Beijing, I was fairly sure I wouldn’t find anything to my style. Some came quite close, but there was always some sort of dealbreaker – corset lacing, bulky lace, or just too much going on. It did really help to get an idea of which silhouettes, styles and fabrics suited me though! 

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    13.  And at least 4 of them was more than once to try on my top contenders.

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Just 2.  I wasn’t looking to buy but in the second shop I found the one and made the commitment!  A bit scary but I made the right choice I think!

    Post # 11
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Now I feel so much better…. I thought I am going crazy. Ill be going to my 4th and 5th store today and I am already a mess. All the dresses look nice. I just dont see much difference anymore. I cant find “the one”… So right now I dont have high hopes for todays appointments. 

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Antonia1:  It sounds like you’re suffering from dress shopping fatigue…maybe take a few days off from looking at or trying on dresses, and start afresh!

    I visited three salons in one day and was almost out of my mind by the end of the day. And I wasn’t even intending to buy!

    I think there is way too much pressure to have ‘the moment’ with tears of happiness when you find ‘your’ dress, and that your wedding dress is meant to be the most amazing thing you’ll ever wear. As long as you find a dress that looks good, suits your shape and style and makes you feel fabulous, I think that’s all the essential boxes ticked!

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    0, I had my dream dress made by a seamstress on Etsy.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Two stores, but I knew I wasn’t going to buy from the first one.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    3- third time was a charm for me!

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    5. So far. I have a repeat appointment with one of the five on Sunday. There’s one more store in the area I’d like to go to if I can’t find one there. 

    I’m ready to be done shopping.

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