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How Many Dress Shops?

Lisa, on July 10, 2021 at 12:47 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 80
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How many dress shops did you visit before you found your dress?

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Latest activity by Lisa, on August 6, 2021 at 5:44 PM
  • Ashlee
    Expert September 2022
    Ashlee ·
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    I visited two and tried on 16 dresses before I found "the one". The one was dress #7 or 8 that I tried on, and I said "I think this is the one" but I wanted to be sure and tried on several more afterwards, but I tried it on 2 more times and bought it same day.

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  • Molly
    Expert May 2022
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    I went to 9 different shops, went back to the first one several times and thought I found the one. But after it came in I decided I didn't love it. Now I'm back to square 1, but will be getting it from the first shop since I now have a credit to shop for another dress from them.

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  • Kena
    Savvy January 2022
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    3 shops total. My dress wss #1 at the 3rd shop. Smallest shop of all and the best one.
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  • S
    Expert December 2021
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    I went to 5 bridal shops in total and found my dream dress at the 5th one. I didn't even try on any dresses at one of the shops since they didn't have anything similar to what I was looking for. I tried on maybe 6, 7 dressed max.
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  • KYLIE
    Super May 2019
    KYLIE ·
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    Just one! I had a short engagement and needed to make a quick decision! I think I tried on 6ish dresses, narrowed it down to two but really knew which I preferred, FT’d my mom and MOH to confirm the one was “the one” and that was it! Wedding dress selection over in 90 minutes.
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  • A
    Dedicated May 2022
    Amanda ·
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    3: I found mine at a going-out-of business sale at a very small bridal boutique at the third place I went.
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  • Colleen
    Savvy June 2022
    Colleen ·
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    Two. Found it at the third one
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  • Colleen
    Savvy June 2022
    Colleen ·
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    My experience was similar!
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  • Katherine
    Expert October 2021
    Katherine ·
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    Found my dress at the first shop
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  • Jessica
    Dedicated October 2021
    Jessica ·
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    Three…bought two dresses (one at the second and one at the third)
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  • Lauren
    Expert July 2021
    Lauren ·
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    I think 7 or 8? It was a blast though.
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  • Jade
    Devoted August 2021
    Jade ·
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    I found my dress at the first store I went to! But I had that dress saved to my Pinterest board for years lol, so when I tried it on in person & loved it, it was a done deal! However, I still tried on 4 other dresses that day from the same store (so in total I tried on 5) & I actually almost didn’t get the dress from my Pinterest board but ultimately I did... since it was obvi the ONE! 😭❤️✨


    Happy wedding dress shopping to you though!! I hope you find your DREAM dress soon 🥰
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    I found my dress at the second shop that I visited!
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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
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    I actually bought the first dress I tried on! I had saved my favourite dress for a few dresses in (you never try the favourite first!) so I was really surprised when I fell in love with that first one, since it did have a few features I hadn't wanted (much lower in the front than I'd wanted, and very narrow straps).

    I'd booked in to visit two stores that day, so I did go to to my second appointment and try on a bunch of very different dresses just to see how they looked, and I also went back that afternoon to the first store to try on some final things before I bit the bullet. Honestly though? I was pretty certain after leaving the first appointment.

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  • Nisha
    Devoted May 2022
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    I'm hoping this is true for me. The smallest shop is the only one willing to order a sample of my favorite dress, so I'm going there 1st. All the others told me "we don't have that dress but we have many similar that you can try on". I don't want similar, I wanna try that one. I guess the small shop wants my money more than the bigger ones.


    I have 3 (maybe 4) appointments in one weekend. My friend is flying from Michigan to Texas to be there for my shopping so I'm determined to find the dress that weekend.
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  • Ashley
    Devoted June 2021
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    8 shops, tried on around 50 dresses. Found my dress at the second shop but wasn't sure, ultimately went back for it after I hit all the other shops in the area Smiley xd

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    I think it was a smart idea to try on a few more just to be absolutely sure before you bought it. Awesome that everything worked out! Was your dress at the first store you looked at? Or the second?
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    That's awesome that the store gave you a credit for the original dress! I'm sure you'll find another one that you love. Happy dress shopping!
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    Very cool!! Third time's a charm! Did you only try on the one dress at the third shop when you decided to buy it? Or did you try on more dresses after it, and kept going back to the first dress?
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    Bummer that the one shop didn't have anything close to what you were looking for, but good for you for knowing what you wanted! Awesome that you found your dream dress!
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