Post # 16
I found it at the first shop and was 99.9% sure that it was the one for me! I went to two other appointments that weekend though, as I was in Dallas (from Canada) and figured “Why not get the Dallas experience?!”. The following two appointments were basically just to confirm my dress. I went back and bought it right away!
Post # 17
Two dress shops in different states.
The first shop was more expensive with limited style variety (a lot of the dresses looked similar to each other). The second shop had way more to select from.
Post # 18
3 shops. Ended up buying on preownedweddingdresses.com. I loved the experiences though. Except for one shop!
Post # 19
4. The first two treated me like hot garbage as a plus size bride, the third (a supposedly plus size focused shop) I probably would have bought a gown from, if not for the impatient, pushy attitude of the consultant. The last shop was amazing.
I went during a Wtoo trunk show and was fully prepared for my Maid/Matron of Honor to have to model gowns for me due to tiny sample sizes, but my consultant was INCREDIBLE and fit my size 18 butt into size 10 samples without a single bit of judgment or complaint – she was a pro and made everything look stunning with creative use of clips and pins. She respected my budget, brought me a load of gowns I never even knew I could look so good in, totally got my style, and had a whole host of amazing ideas for customization and alterations – she even ran everything by the shop seamstress before we made the order to make sure the changes we wanted were doable. It was an easy choice buying from her shop!
Post # 20
Just one! But we also hired the only caterer we met with, the only photographer I spoke to, the o lt florist I spoke to, and booked the only venue I looked at. And we didn’t taste the cake. And everything turned out great!
Post # 21
found my dress at the second one! 🙂
I went to another shop because my Future Mother-In-Law was really dissapointed I didn’t go shopping with her before purchasing a gown (I would have, but I bought a sample in the end). I was lucky I didn’t love any of the dresses at the third shop (or even particularily like any of them), though I did have to put up with hearing Future Mother-In-Law say things like “really?! you like THAT dress more?” when I said I was happy with my choice and wasnt going to be replacing it with any of the dresses we tried together. *shrug*
Post # 22
I went to 23 shops and tried on over 200 dresses. Shit got cray.
Post # 23
8! It was so discouraging for me, hopefully you find yours soon!
Post # 24
Four shops, I didnt count how many dresses – maybe 25.
Post # 25
- Wedding: May 2016 - Rock Island Lake Club
One! I went in with a list of dresses I wanted to try, with one I wanted to try on last because I LOVED it. I didn’t get it that day because the following weekend the shop was having a Watters trunk show and I wanted to try on a specific one they would have. But I wound up with the original one I loved. And even better, I got a discount for buying during a trunk show!
Post # 26
I bought the one and only dress I tried on… with my fiance… 2 years before even getting engaged… 😉
Post # 27
I have been to four and still looking, but the first one I knew I wasn’t purchasing I just wanted to try on different shapes.
Post # 28
I went to so many! Maybe like 8. I tried on a zillion dresses too. I liked a dress here and there but absolutely loved one just once. I think a big reason I didnt like many is because I don’t have the same tastes as a lot of other women and our wedding is decidedly not very traditional because of that.
I ended up buying my dress elsewhere anyway, none of the shops did it for me in the end.
Post # 29
I went to David’s Bridal and bought the 3rd dress I tried on.
Post # 30
I went to 3 and maybe tried on 5 dresses at each store. Found my dress at the last one 🙂