How long did it take you to find your dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How many different stores did you visit before finding your dress?
    First try! : (29 votes)
    30 %
    2 or 3 : (31 votes)
    32 %
    4 or 5 : (16 votes)
    16 %
    6 or 7 : (6 votes)
    6 %
    8-9 : (5 votes)
    5 %
    10+ : (11 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I went to two stores. The first one was kind of spur of the moment and was just to look at styles on my body. I didn’t expect to buy a dress that day. I tried on 6 dresses there. 

    About a week later, I had an appointment at another shop to really look for my dress (including trying on my dream dress that the store special ordered a sample for me to try on). I think I tried on 6-8 that day and bought the Ddress I was in love with all along 🙂

    Post # 4
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    1771 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I went to 8-9 stores, I think. I tried on so many dresses! But I ended up buying a custom dress online.

    Post # 5
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    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I went to one store that I had an appt at on a Friday with my bridal party and mom. The next day I stopped at a store that had some Maggies. It was spur of the moment and I was by myself. I found a dress that I loved and it was off the rack. 

    So 2 days was how long I shopped for my dress. 

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I bought mine from the first store because I knew I didn’t want to spend forever looking around and I don’t believe in a “one”. I went to one store, chose the dress that looked best on me and was beyond happy with it the day of. I guess I’m not as into clothes as some other people, but in general I feel like people overcomplicate all things wedding (and life in general actually). 

    Post # 7
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    1140 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I scheduled an appt at a upscale bridal shop that was really just for fun. i did find i dress i loved, but they were pressuring me too much to make a choice, so i left.

    Following weekend i had an appt at davids scheduled. i had a starting point at least for what i wanted to try on. and then i found the one. Probally tried on over 20 dresses total, but only 2 stores.

    Post # 8
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    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I bought mine at the second store and the first day. Started trying on dresses around 3 and bought mine by 6:30.

    Post # 9
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    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Oh my… I went to every store in my city and most stores in another one. Sometimes more than once… 11 months and one dress regret later, I have a dress I still love. I must have tried on 100+. 

    Post # 10
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    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    O wow. Thats a lot of dresses to try on. The first store i tryed on 8 dresses. Then i went to the 2nd store and it was the 1st or 2 nd dress that i fell in low with.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I went to 4 different stores. I went to two different David’s bridals that had completely different stocks, The Wedding Shoppe, and Our Shop. I randomly wandered into Our Shop on a whim while out shopping with my parents and actually found my dress there. In terms of days I was actually shopping it was 3 days, but those three days happened over a period of 3 months

    Post # 12
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    820 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I found my dress at the first store. I tred n 10 total and it was the 6th one I tried on. I at first had dress regret I think because I loved the experience and wanted to try on lots more.

    Post # 13
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    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think I went to around 7 stores, something like that. I tried on almost 100 dresses. 

    Post # 14
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    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I went to 4 stores I think before finding my dress at store #5 after finding the dress online and falling in love with it.  I had also bought a different dress at store #4 that I had dress regret over.  Do not regret my decision to sell that dress and buy my true dress.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Probably about 7 stores…with about 5 or 6 dresses at each store..

    Post # 16
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    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I voted first try but I guess that’s not exactly true bc I went out once on my own to test out what styles were flattering on before going shopping with the intent to buy with my mom & sisters.  At the first store we were all wowed!  Check one item off the wedding checklist!

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