(Closed) Purchase dress in home state or wedding state??

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I buy my dress locally or in the state where my wedding will take place?
    Buy locally : (9 votes)
    43 %
    Buy from the Connecticut shop : (12 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5389 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I would buy the dress in CT because you could just schedule your fittings for when you are already visiting, your friend works there, and you get 10% off at the trunk show.

    Post # 5
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    If you think you will need a lot of alterations, then do it in your home state.  You can always ask your local shop if they will meet the trunk show price.  Trunk shows also often include customizaton such as hollow-to-hem measurements that can save additional $$$$.  If you are making enough trips to hometown, then do it there.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    If you think you will need a lot of alterations, then do it in your home state.  You can always ask your local shop if they will meet the trunk show price.  Trunk shows also often include customizaton such as hollow-to-hem measurements that can save additional $$$$.  If you are making enough trips to hometown, then do it there.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I had to have three fittings for my dress, so I voted for buying locally. I guess it also depends on whether 10% off your dress is a lot of money. If you have a $2k dress 10% makes it worth the inconvenience.

    Post # 7
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    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    The biggest question is how often you will be in CT before the day.  We got ours in VA, because we were arriving at our wedding venue in MA only the day before the ceremony.  But if you will be in CT several times before the wedding anyway, it would be less of an issue.

    Post # 9
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    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I had this same problem and I’m having my dress altered where the wedding is. I only felt comfortable making this choice because I’m basically already sample size (so alterations will be minimal) and I’m def going to be there 2-3 times before the wedding. I voted CT.

    Post # 10
    Member
    6598 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Within the last 2 months before the wedding where will you be? and how many timeswill you be going to CT?

    If the answer is VA and you won’t be traveling much buy it in VA. If you will be traveling at least 3 times before the wedding within those 2 months prior to the wedding I would by it in CT.

    Post # 11
    Member
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I would chose CT. May I asked what state?  I from MA and have been to CT, MA and NY and still can’t find a dress.

    Post # 12
    Member
    140 posts
    Blushing bee

    i agree with the others:  see if your local VA shop will match the CT shop price.  If not, buy in CT and just take the dress and get it altered in VA.  No one ever said you had to get the dress altered by the shop you bought it at! 

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