(Closed) How many Wedding Dresses did you buy before finding “the one”?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you buy more than one dress before you found "the one"?
    No, I just bought one! Loved it soon as I saw it! : (46 votes)
    64 %
    I bought 2, change of wedding style so ended up changing styles, or other reason : (13 votes)
    18 %
    Bought between 1-4 Dresses, couldn't decide!! : (12 votes)
    17 %
    Bought more than 3, I love dress shopping! : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m the worst offender. Not counting a dress I bought and returned the next day at the very beginning of wedding planning, I currently have three dresses. It’s four days before my wedding and I still haven’t made up my mind 100% about which one to wear. My dream dress would probably be a combination of the three. Have the embroidery of the first, silhouette of the second, and fit me as well the third one does.

    Dress1 – Lazaro:


    Dress2 – Vera Wang:


    Dress3 – Romona Keveza:


    Post # 4
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @meliss:  What happened to the Marisa??  I must have missed the Romona Keveza thread, haha.  Seriously, you look SO GOOD in all three dresses!  I REALLY like the RK one!  Are you at Mary Linn’s in that pic??  Laughing

    Post # 5
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    meliss: I’m right there with you! I have 3 as well. I ordered two before I found the one I love (on was an ivory bridesmaid dress though). However I ordered “The One” after the other two and still got it before either came in.

    I like to have options! Plus I think I’ll just shorten the bridemaid dress and make it my reception or rehersal dress.

    Post # 6
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Hey @ddubzz, I never ended up buying the Marisa. I bought the Vera and the RK instead. The RK was my dirty little secret, I didn’t post that till couple days ago 🙂 When I was hating my Lazaro I went back to a few of the salons and I was in such panic I wasn’t in the right frame of mind…Yes, that’s Marylinn’s in the photo. The designer was there for a trunk show (guy in the photo) and he talked me into buying that dress. He convinced me that they could do a super rush order and get a brand new dress in time. When I came home I cried thinking I made a dumb purchase again because I wanted a ballgown and the dress is so slim and has no train. So I bought the Vera as well, and put the RK up for sale. But the dress did arrive in time, and for a reception dress it looks really pretty. They botched the alterations (again!) though so it’s cutting circulation to my chest. None of the seamstresses seem to get that my boobs are a different size than my waist. I pick it tomorrow, we’ll see what happens…

    Post # 7
    33 posts
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’ve purchased 3..  a White One gown I tried on in a bridal salon.. everyone loved it on me, it was very flattering and pretty.  Just got it a month ago..

    My TTD, $90 for ebay..

    Then my “dream” dress, a Monique Lhuillier gown, never worn, purchased for a steal!  I’ll be selling the other two.. 🙂


    Thanks for this thread, it makes me feel better 🙂

    Post # 8
    5498 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I bought 2. I have one in my closet I am trying to sell, and I get to pick up the real deal in a couple weeks. = )

    Post # 11
    319 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’m thankful for this thread too:) I try not to talk about how many dresses I went through coz I’m ashamed. I was a 3 dress bride- ended up selling them all and by the time I have a dress it would have been my 4th!

    My dream dress was a Monique Lhuillier which I always knew I loved and was the first dress I went and ordered right after I got engaged (without consulting anyone in my family). Unfortunately my very conservative family was not happy that the back of the dress had a keyhole that exposes my bare back (meaning no bra) all the way down to my waist. So the options were to throw a shrug over it, get it altered to have no hole or get rid of the dress.

    After that I went to sample sales and bought dresses that were ok-at-the-moment and were great deals. I didn’t love any and went through another 2 dresses which I bought and sold afterwards…

    phew! I feel better now:)

    Post # 12
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Why am I the only one to post pics? 🙂  I wanna see other three dress bride pics!

    Post # 14
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I still love your original dress! Looks great on you.

    Post # 16
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 1999


    I ordered one online, hated it and sent it back before buying my gown. Theres one I REALLY loved but its sold only online unless I go to Ohio, forget it.LOL,HERE IT IS THOUGH

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