Post # 1
I’m currently looking at a few designers that seem to only be in select shops. I’m very, very nervous about ordering a dress prior to trying it on. How far did you travel to try on a dress? Or did you order it online without trying it on? Explain, please! How did it turn out?
Post # 3
I drove about 45 minutes, but I would go further, anywhere in the state really, to make sure I loved it. We’re NE Alabama, so Georgia and Tennessee are both pretty close. I might go to either of those if I really wanted the dress.
Post # 4
I flew from London to New York to try on (and buy) dress. Went twice – had to collect it when it came in 🙂
Post # 5
I drove 4.5 hours one way, bought a dress, and on the 4.5 hour drive home decided it wasn’t the dress for me, lol! I was ok with it though because it was a HUGE discount. It was a $3000 dress, tags still attached, and I paid $350. I am going to try and sell it. I don’t think I would drive much further than that though.
Post # 6
I drove 4 hours from St. Louis to Kansas City to try on a Matthew Christopher dress.
Post # 7
I did one state over, since I’m in Canada and wanted to go to a David’s Bridal. I did 2 provinces. (The one I was raised in, and the one where I live).
Post # 8
I drove 3 hours one day to go dress shopping, but I voted “bordering state” because normally I do all my shopping in the next state.
Post # 9
I had to fly 3 states away to find a bridal shop that carried the designer who made a specific dress I wanted to try on (Mia Solano). It’s about 1500 miles away from where we live.
Post # 10
I live in Australia and ordered a dress from a store in New York that isn’t available over here (Alvina Valenta). I’ll travel to NYC to pick it up there in early August – cannot wait!!
I was initially a bit iffy about ordering online without the option of trying it on, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I decided to go ahead as just order it online. 🙂
Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
Post # 11
I went to another state to try on dresses because they were the only ones close to me who carried a designer I really wanted. I ended up finding and buying my dress there. The state was one that surrounded me, but mom and I talked that if I didn’t find a dress by April we would go to Kleinfelds or Bridals by Lori.
Post # 12
I went through Maggie Sottero’s website and called every retailer until I found one that had the dress I wanted to try on. I found it about three hours away. I bought that dress. (Just online, not from them.)
Post # 13
There aren’t many dress shops in my area, so I was going to travel a bit to try on dresses anyway. But my mom really wanted me to shop with her, so we went to Charlotte because its near her (total trip for me ~4 hours). Had she not cared about us shopping together, I probabaly would have gone to DC or maybe Richmond. When you live in a rural area, you have to travel for things like this.
Post # 14
I live in Philadelphia and went to New York City for my dress. A 30 min drive to nj transit and a 75ish min train ride.
Post # 15
I live in Chicago and am doing my first trial here, but also plan to spend a weekend in New York. I will honestly travel wherever I have to if it means getting my dream dress! I have the same theory for my dress as I did for the person I’m going to marry…. “refuse to settle” 🙂
I have a strong feeling I’m going to end up being a Lazaro bride.
Post # 16
I stayed in my state, but would have been willing to go across the country to try on one if I had to.
A good way to get around this is if there is a designer dress you have to try on, see if there are any trunk shows coming nearby. You can even request dresses from an older collection and they will usually bring them. I ended up buying my dress at a trunk show, it’s a dress that usually wouldn’t be located in my state.