(Closed) Ladies, what’s your magic number, or How many did it take to find “the one”?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How many dresses did you try on before you found "the one"?
    Less than 5 : (12 votes)
    33 %
    6-10 : (12 votes)
    33 %
    11-20 : (5 votes)
    14 %
    21-30 : (3 votes)
    8 %
    31-40 : (1 votes)
    3 %
    41-50 : (0 votes)
    More than 50 : (2 votes)
    6 %
    It's all one big, white satin blur. I can't even begin to guess. : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    898 posts
    Busy bee

    See, now I read this subject line, and thought we had a topic going about how many GUYS we’d been through to find "the one". HAHAH. I haven’t even been dress shopping yet…I just had to announce my blonde moment! I totally did not read which category this was posted in. haha!

    Post # 4
    321 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I tried on two before I found the one. Then I tried on 3 or 4 more before I really wanted to put dress #2 back on and never take it off.

    I went to a little boutique in Bend Oregon and it was an amazing experience. I didn’t take photos  but I am sure she would have let me if I wanted. But then again I also just bought the dress like 45 minutes after I walked in there, so being that it was my dress and all I am sure she’d let me take photos.

    I think they don’t like you taking photos in case you decide to find the dress on line for less money. Some places even cut the tags out of dresses so you don’t know the style number, or so I read here on weddingbee. I wanted to avoid all the hussling and feeling like I was being sold to just to make a sale. 

    I will tell you that I think doing the dress shopping with one friend you trust is better than bring a lot of people…or go alone. You are more likely to get a feel for what you like. You might even try on dresses that are out of your current budge and then try and find these used online or lightly or sometimes not at all used and then buy all the bridesmaid dresses from the dress shop.  I hate the idea of using a shop like that and I would never do it to a small business owner, but if you go to Saks or something…I wouidn’t feel too bad.

    You never know where you might find the perfect dress and part of it is, I think, being really appreciative of the fact that sometimes what we have in our head isn’t really what we are suppose to wear.


    Good Luck!

    Post # 5
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    All the places let me take pics. They felt so bad for me shopping alone without my mom! I told them that was the only way i’d be ok buying a dress, if my mom could "shop" with me online.

    They didn’t care. I also didn’t go to places like Demetrios or anything crazy expensive though.

    Use your camera phone =] or camera w/ no flash unless the lady tries to dress you. I hate that. Yes, thanks, i can dress myself.  

    Post # 6
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    The second dress that I tried on was the "one." I ordered it back in November and just went yesterday for my first fitting! I was so nervous that I was going to have dress regret because I chose this dress so quickly. Fortunately, I loved the dress as much yesterday as I did six months ago! 

    Post # 7
    40 posts
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I just bought my dress yesterday, woo hoo.  Although I am still going to go some bridal salons just to check it out because that is just the way I am : )

    Post # 8
    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    when i voted, i voted by how many gowns i tried on and when i think about it really makes my head spin! i tried on at least 20 gowns; however, i found my gown a few months before i tried any on and immediately fell in love and couldnt wait to see it in person. when i tried it on, it was perfect but i wanted to be sure so i tried on what felt like a million other gowns and narrowed it down to a top 5. 2 more visits and i chose the original one i fell in love with!

    Post # 9
    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I went with the second gown I tried on. I think I tried on four total, because the bridal consultant suggested that I sample a few more to make sure #2 was the perfect one. Quick and painless process! The MOB/bridesmaids dresses were much more work than mine.

    Post # 10
    507 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    My dress was number 53 out of a total of 55 dresses I tried on in six different stores over two weekends. Four of those places allowed taking pictures (though I only took pictures in three because the fourth place was a last minute idea and I forgot to bring the camera) and the other two places only allowed pictures after buying a dress.

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