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Whether you’ve been planning your dream wedding gown since you were a child or you’re just starting to think about options now that you’ve been engaged, trying on wedding dresses is no easy task. Finding the right bridal gown takes time and effort, not to mention it can be extremely overwhelming. While some brides fall in love with the first wedding dress they try on, most spend weekend after weekend, in and out of bridal boutiques, trying on every dress in sight before deciding on the one.

While there are many factors to consider when shopping for a wedding gown, your timeline should be at the top of the list. You should buy your dress at least nine months before the wedding. While your wedding day may be months (or even a year) away, keep in mind that most gowns can take three months, if not longer, to arrive. Not to mention scheduling time for alterations and multiple fittings.

How many wedding gowns are too many?

There is no definitive answer to how many wedding dresses brides should try on during their search. For example, you could choose your top three bridal gowns and work from there or decide to try on no more than 15 wedding gowns. At the end of the day, every bride is unique, so before entering the bridal boutique, consider setting a number you believe is appropriate.

The consequences of trying on too many dresses

Trying on too many dresses can leave you feeling bewildered and frustrated. Brides may miss out on the dress of their dreams because they are too preoccupied with finding something even better. Brides may also make the wrong decision because they are overwhelmed and exhausted from trying on so many gowns.

So, how can you avoid this? Begin by limiting the number of gowns you try on. Once you’ve reached this point, take a step back and review photos you’ve taken in previous looks. This gives you a different perspective than seeing yourself in the mirror.

Should you try on dresses from different bridal boutiques?

There are advantages and disadvantages to trying on dresses at multiple bridal boutiques, and, once again, not every bride has the same shopping experience. However, the experts suggest it is best to stick to one bridal boutique. Finding one that carries various styles and designers is essential for avoiding multiple bridal boutique visits.

How to narrow down your wedding gown search

There are no hard and fast rules for wedding gown shopping, but there are many ways to make your experience enjoyable. These are a few more pointers from experts to make your walk down the dress aisle as stress-free as possible.


Get a better sense of the brands you like or don’t like and the silhouette or cut you prefer. This will help you narrow down the number of wedding dresses to try on.

Bring in the right people

Finding your day-of look is a very personal experience and having the best support team available to guide you—in a helpful way—is essential. So take a small group of people you know you can trust to give you their sincere and honest opinions. But remember, the more people you bring, the more views you’ll have to deal with.

Consider a personalised look

If you have your heart set on a particular bridal gown and believe you will never be able to find another to match it, you may want to consider creating a custom-made wedding gown. Make sure to schedule a VIP appointment in advance, so you have enough time to work one-on-one with your dressmaker. However, while this option has grown in popularity in recent years, it is more expensive.

Contact Vonvé Bridal Couture Gowns for details

Getting the wedding dress of your dreams is closer than you think, and the team at Vonvé Bridal Couture Gowns are waiting to help you. Book your dress fitting appointment today.

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