(Closed) Trying on dresses is becoming a game and not a solution

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I really don’t remember. I bought the 3rd dress I tried on though.  I think I was somewhere between 6-7.

I’m usually TERRIBLE at making choices, like seriously, never go out to eat with me bc I’ll take an hour to order! lol—so I really thought this process would not be fun for me.  I was so wrong.

I tried on the third dress, loved everything about it and never looked back.  

Post # 5
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

over 120 and still counting : (

Post # 6
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

20-something…which is actually a low number for me; I always have trouble finding clothes I like, but especially dresses

Post # 7
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My dress was #30. None of the other dresses were even a contender. 

IMO, if you have tried on 75+ dresses and none of them were even a “maybe” then you need to figure out what you want first. Or increase/decrease the budget to narrow down the field or increase to find different styles. I hope that it’s not a “game” to you, otherwise I feel really bad for your consultant.

Post # 8
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

13 stores, so a lot of dresses.  If you keep the game up, you may forget why your shopping in the first place

Post # 9
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

They all had the same ballgown feel to them… maybe try a completely different style and you might find something you love! That is how i found my dress. I am a plus sized lady, and i avoided ballgowns like the plauge, afraid of how much bigger they might make me look. But in the end, the sales lady convinced me to try on ‘just one’ and that was all it took! I feel in love 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 10
3420 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

re-evaluate what parts of your body do you want to excentuate on yourself .

Think about what your groom wants to see you in

Think about your venue

Think about how you want to FEEL. How the dress makes you feel. Do you feel heavy or light?

Post # 11
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I tried on 5, all the pics you posted are ballgowns – why don’t you try another style!

Post # 12
17 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think I tried on close to 35-40 dresses at 4 different shops. I was getting frustrated because I thought I didn’t really care about the dress as much as the other details of the wedding, but turns out… I did care a lot, which is why I couldn’t find “the dress.” It was totally stressing me out but I found my dress at the last bridal boutique I went to. In my experience, you need to keep 2 things in mind:

1.Try on the dress styles you like, but don’t limit yourself to only those – don’t be afraid to ask for a professional opinion. What ended up happening to me is that I thought I wanted and liked a particular style, only to find out that it didn’t really fit me right. When I tried on a style the lady helping me suggested, the dress looked gorgeous! Although it didn’t end up being my dress, it definitely opened my eyes uip to different styles that I never imagined for myself.

2. What you think you like or don’t like may not actually turn out to be true. I went into my dress apointment with specific lists: no ruffles, must be sweetheart neck, no ballgown, must be corset, etc. etc. I ended up with a strapless (not sweetheart! never thought that would happen…) neckline with beautiful ruffles and a belt. It’s not corseted, but it has a dropped waist that highlights certain aspects of your body.

I honestly never bought into the “this is THE dress!” thing, but I will admit that when I tried my dress on, I IMMEDIATELY knew that it was the one. Don’t worry – you’ll eventually find your dress, so just be open!

Post # 13
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I tried on about 15-20 dresses, split between two bridal salons. 

Post # 15
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

7 dresses at one shop number 7 was what i wanted.

Post # 16
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

I tried on 12. If you are nearing 100 then you need to go back to square one, look at magazines and figure out what you like, then let the consultant pull what she thinks would look good.

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