How long did it take you to find your dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@marinesfiance:  Since you have so much time, why don’t you just take a MAJOR break from dresses. Don’t look at any… and then in the Spring (or even next Fall), start looking for dresses again when the new lines come out. 

Good luck!  You will find your dress  🙂

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Just realized I forgot to answer your original question – I visited 4 bridal shops (and went back to 2 of them twice) before I decided on my dress.  I think my journey lasted about 3 months.  Every time I went to a shop I thought I had found “the one” but I would hold off buying to go home and think about it — and then I would look up the dress online and hate it! haha, I am very indecisive.  I finally narrowed it down to two dresses, found a shop that had both so I could try them on back to back– and there was a clear winner between the two.  I started looking in April and I ordered my dress in early July for my June 2014 wedding. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I went to 2 dress shops and tried on 5 dresses each. When I was sure I’d found the right one, I went back one more time to the store to show my mom and sister. In total, it probably took about 2-3 weeks. Very fast!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I went to a sale on Black Friday, found a dress on sale and bought it. It was the third dress I tried on, first time looking. I didn’t want to stress over it and after awhile there’s so many dresses you just have to pick one. 

Post # 7
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1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

So far I have gone to 5…no luck yet

Post # 8
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7262 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I fell in love with the first dress I tried on…so about 15 minutes

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I found my dress at the fifth store I went to. I found two dresses before mine that I swore I loved but couldn’t pull the trigger — one had no lace, and I just couldn’t get married without a lace dress, and the other was super lacy, sparkly, with gobs of tulle, and I didn’t want to be a cupcake. The whole process took about 2.5 months. I probably tried on close to 150 dresses. 

While I was thinking about the dress that would later become mine (it was on sale that week for a trunk show), my mom said yes for me and placed a deposit over the phone and told me later. I loved the dress so much, there were a few sweet coincidences that happened when I tried on it (“signs”), but the price was higher than I could commit to (even though she was buying). I was so relieved when she said screw it and committed for me. 

Dress shopping is hard. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My dress was the second dress I tried on at the second shop (the first store was just a David’s Bridal to get an idea of what style/shape I liked).  However, after I found the dress I did keep looking just to be sure.  I went to another designer store and back to that store twice to try on new dresses that came in and my dress again.  The whole process probably took 6 months (I’m also an out of town bride and only look at dresses with my mom when I was home)

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