Post # 1
I haven’t stepped foot into a bridal salon yet – gotta say, it’s freaking me out. Knowing myself, this process will take FOREVER. At least, that’s how finding just a normal dress is for me. So, I’m curious how long it took you to find ‘the one’
Post # 3
Well….I started looking around July for a dress, and actually purchased it in September
Post # 4
Well… including the time I did research online etc I would say about two weeks. If we’re talking time in the bridal salon, about 20 minutes. Mine was the second dress I tried on. 🙂
Post # 5
i thought it would take me forever too. i was being very picky, i didn’t see anything i liked in magazines, i was terrified of dress shopping. and then we went to one store, i tried on three dresses, and that was it.
Post # 6
I looked online and in magazines for a couple months but put off going to an actual salon. When I finally did, I found mine within a half hour of walking in the first store
Post # 7
I looked in magazines a lot, but found my dress the first time I went out. It was the 6th dress I tried on!
Post # 8
It takes me forever to find one too! But I found mine within a few weekends of going to different bridal shops..you’ll find one!
Post # 9
Started during Thanksgiving…went to 2 shops with very little preparation. Finished during Christmas – took another 7 shops and 3 separate days with countless hours online.
At times I felt like I would never find it, but I kept looking and I did!
Post # 10
I tried on about 50 dresses. That was less than I had expected. It’s a lot of fun, sometimes I wish it had taken longer.
Post # 11
I was just like @clarebee – i looked at tons of dresses in magazines but also found my dress the first time I went out – it was the 3rd one I tried on. I continued to try on dresses and even went to another store immediately after the store where I found it – but continuing to try on dresses and going to the other store just solidified in my mind that I had founr The one.
It seems like such a daunting task before you get started – but it is much easier to see what you like (and what looks good on you) once you actually try on a few dresses.
Post # 12
6 months, but I had a lot of time to kill and made myself wait in order to avoid a disastarous meltdown.
Post # 13
I looked online a lot before when I went and THOUGHT I knew what I wanted. I ended up with something quite a bit different but same general shape.
I found it on the first day of shopping, 2nd bridal store – 11th dress I tried on.
I waited 3 months after I found it to buy it though becuase I found it early.
Everyones different though so just have an idea of what shape looks good on your body type – relax and have fun!
Post # 14
I started searching in April and I found it in August
Post # 15
I found mine on the second trip to the bridal salon. I had done research online first, and thought I wanted a Pronovias (but still open to trying on others), first time I tried on probably 15 dresses. Second time, I tried on another 20 or so, and decided on which one I liked best.
It wasn’t as bad as I thought, I could dismiss most dresses as soon as I had them partly on – I went a lot on the first impression I had of the dress, so I didn’t stand there for 15 minutes with each dress, convincing myself it “could” be the one.
First look in the mirror – love it or not? If not – next dress please!!! 🙂
Post # 16
It took me about a month. I visited 4 stores and probably tried on 25 dresses.