BethAnn
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How many dresses did you try on before you found yours?

BethAnn, on August 21, 2012 at 5:01 AM Posted in Planning 0 34
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I have found about 19 dresses that I really love. I know it is a lot of dresses to choose from and I am going to try to narrow it down even more before I actually go to try on dresses.

9 are at one store (maggie sottero dresses)

6 at Davids Bridal

4 at GroupUSA

I def. don't plan on trying them all on in one day either.




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  • BethAnn
    Super October 2018
    BethAnn ·
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    A couple more of the styles I like




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  • Jammer
    Expert October 2012
    Jammer ·
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    Whew! i couldnt even begin to tell you, im military so i am always traveling between nc and fl and im sure i went to AT LEAST a dozen stores, trying on about 5-8 at each. it wasnt til my very last store in tampa,fl that i found the ONE and the last dress i tried on. they even stayed open an hour later just for me and opened an hour earlier so i could come back the next morning after thinking it over. Smiley smile good luck girlie!

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  • Erin
    Expert September 2012
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    I'm with danielle. i went to TONS of stores. i don't remember the exact number but i'm pretty sure it's upwards of 80. i'm small and short, so most dresses, no matter how pretty they were, looked weird on me or made me look even shorter Smiley sad i finally found one that i was happy with, and am even more happy now that it came in my size and you can see the silhouette, not just a big puddle on the floor!

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  • Jessica
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    I was the opposite of Danielle and Erin, I went to 1 store I tried on maybe 10 dresses or so and then found the right one (my mom actually picked it out which was a surprise to both of us). I went to this store for Maggie Sottero dresses, and I ended up not getting one of hers. My best advice is don't say no when the consultant brings you things. Feel free to be honest when you put it on and hate a dress (I definitely looked like a cake topper in a few). Just be open, I never would have found my dress if I hadn't let go of control for a bit.

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  • Mrs. Del Grosso
    Master June 2013
    Mrs. Del Grosso ·
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    I bought my dress before I even tried it on. It's the exact one I dreamed about ever since I knew what a wedding was. I ordered through their spring collection magazine (Bonny Bridal) through a bridal boutique shop. When it first came in is the first time I saw it I person/tried a wedding dress on Smiley smile

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  • Future Mrs. Williams
    Devoted September 2012
    Future Mrs. Williams ·
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    I tried on close to 30 dresses but it was the 2nd dress that I chose. I knew it was THE dress but I wanted to be certain.

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  • Mayra
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    Mayra ·
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    I tried about 12 dresses I think...

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  • Sara
    Super September 2012
    Sara ·
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    I tried on 3, I bought the 3rd one I tried on and didn't try on any more b/c I didn't want to confuse myself.

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  • HalloweenBride
    Master October 2013
    HalloweenBride ·
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    Mine was my 3rd dress. But I had looked at dozens online. And once I found it, there wasn't any other dress I wanted to try on, so I didn't.

    You're going to really have a tough time committing to a dress!

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  • MrsShelton071213
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    I tried on 6 dresses and the 6th one happened to be the one I loved because it was different.

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  • Mrs. Duncan
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    I tried on 4 and the one I actually got was one I grabbed by mistake! The funny part of the whole day is I had no intention whatsoever of trying on dresses that day! We were there to find the BM dresses and I got suckered into it. Oh well! One more thing to check off the list! Smiley smile

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  • Mrs. Lemmon (Amy H.)
    Master March 2012
    Mrs. Lemmon (Amy H.) ·
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    I tried on about 6 and it was the 5th one that was the one..I knew cause o didn't want to take it off I tried on another dress after and all I could think about was that last dress. put it back on and fell in love with it

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  • BethAnn
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    BethAnn ·
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    Thanks for all the input ladies! At first I was thinking 19 was too many. I am open to suggestions from the bridal stores. I am also a shorter bride (5'4) so it might be hard to find something that looks good on me.

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  • D1
    Master October 2013
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    I have tried on about 25 dresses so far but have not found the one. As it so often happens - the one we think we want turns out not to be the one - so as stated before, keep and open mind when trying on dresses. I thought I wanted a halter top aline but it turns out that a fit and flare sweetheart really looks best on me!

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  • Lizz M.
    Master March 2013
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    Don't make yourself think that you have to try on a sample and it will look like your dream dress. the best advice i read was that no bride is supposed to look like the she just walked out of a bridal magazine. the dress you choose will more than likelyneed alterations, and take that into consideration when you are trying on dresses. or get some heels if you can do it Smiley smile

    I thought I found my dress at one salon but went to another just because I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything. Thank the Lord I did because I found my dress at the 2nd salon. It was the first dress I tried on at that place. I tried on 3 more and was done - I knew it was my dress. I'm having the neckline changed & will probably need extra length - I'm a 5'10 bride.

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  • Yardiegirl
    Master September 2012
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    I tried on 4 dresses. That's it.

    I know what style looks good on me and flattering to my figure so it wasn't that hard. I just picked classic elegant styles I liked and went from there.

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  • Linda E: Fairy Godmother
    Master September 2012
    Linda E: Fairy Godmother ·
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    I am also a shorter bride at 5'3 1/2" so don't worry, there are plenty of dresses out there that will look fabulous on you.

    My dress is the 3rd one I tried on. I did try on two others just to make sure, but the dress I bought brought me to tears even when I tried it on the second time. Sometimes you just know it's right!

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  • WasSoon2BMrsSmith
    Master September 2010
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    Brobably about 20.

    the first store I had told them I would prob wear my moms so they put me in every style and then grabbed more of the style I liked. (after the store was closed when they knew I wouldn't buy anything, best service EVER)

    then another store downtown, just to see what they had about 8 dresses.

    then a consignment bridal store 3 dresses, fell in love and cancelled my 4th appt at another store.

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  • Jamie Q.
    Master May 2013
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    I probably tried on about 20 and it was the last one I put on and the first one I had wanted to try on! I only went to Alfred Angelo and then Davids Bridal.

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  • Summer
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    I knew the dress I wanted and didn't care to try on other dresses but to make my family happy I let them pick out some dress for me to try on. So I tried on 3 before trying on my dress and after trying mine on I was done. I Love my dress.

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