(Closed) Fastest Time to Decide on a Dress!! How long did it take you? (for fun)

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How long did it take for you to decide on a dress?
    10 minutes or less : (9 votes)
    18 %
    1 hour : (20 votes)
    40 %
    2-3 hours : (7 votes)
    14 %
    5 hours plus : (1 votes)
    2 %
    1 week : (6 votes)
    12 %
    multiple weeks : (7 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 2
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    3276 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    10 minutes is super quick! I decided to save the one I thought might be my dress for last to make sure, and it was. From walking in to the salon to paying for my dress was an hour. It was about lunch time and I was getting hungry so I wasn’t about to drag that out!

    Post # 3
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    95 posts
    Worker bee

    Not sure if the question was how long it took to decide on 1 dress or if it was once you saw THE dress how long it took to decide it was the dress. Because I went to 3 appointments at different boutiques, tried on a total of about 20 dresses and on my 3rd appointment saw THE dress for the 1st time. I knew as soon as I put it on that I had found it but this was after multiple appointments trying on the wrong dresses.

    Post # 4
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    621 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m not sure which dress number it was, but it was the second store I went to and as I was putting it on in the dressing room I knew it was perfect. Then when I come out the lady helping me told me it came with a beaded belt and put it on and I was sold (but my mom liked another dress more, she come around once they put on the veil). I already booked an appointment at another store the next day, so I told her I would be back tomorrow to buy it haha. Sure enough as soon as we left the bridal store the following day I went straight back to the 2nd store and bought the dress.

     

    Everytime I look at our wedding pictures I fall more in love with it, it was the perfect dress for me and for out wedding.

    Long story short: I didn’t take very long!

    Post # 5
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    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I’m not sure how to answer this question, but the dress I went with is one of the dresses I first tried on.  The first time I went dress shopping, I went by myself while I was out running errands one weekend.  I just snuck away to the dress shop and it was so fun! Well it was the last dress I tried on that day, and I knew it was perfect, but I didn’t buy it at that moment.  I felt like there needed to be more pomp and circumstance concerning the dress selection.  So, I organized a shopping trip for my mom, grandma, FI’s mom, and my sister, and traveled a couple states away to attend 3 more bridal shops about a month later. After all of that, I “said yes” to the dress, but still waited 2 weeks to order it.

    Despite all of this, I voted 10 minutes, because the moment I put that baby on, I knew it was the one.  

    Post # 6
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    1368 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think I might win 😉 I didn’t actually try on any dresses in a store, I ordered a vintage nontraditional dress from Etsy after just showing it to my mom and getting her opinion… so a few minutes? And when it arrived I tried it on, and knew it was right immediately!

    Post # 7
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    2552 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

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    pinkorblue:  Haha wow good work, took me way longer than you, I had to try on dresses at 5 different stores before finding one I liked.

    I think we need a photo of the record-setting dress! 🙂

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    11050 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Soon as I put it on I knew, I then used it as a benchmark in comparison to the others.

    Post # 9
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    351 posts
    Helper bee

    Well, it was the second dress I tried on – but I still went to another 2 stores and tried on lots more, then slept on it and bought it the next day.  So I guess it took me 24 hours.  My mum and the shop owner already knew it was my dress, but were very patient with me!

    Post # 10
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    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I bought my dress at a sample sale so I was on a time crunch since each bride only gets a one hour block of time at the sale. I had done my research previously by going to two other stores to try on various styles. That helped me focus at the sample sale and I was able to zoom in on silouettes that flattered me most and fit my budget.

    Post # 11
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    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    It took two weeks / three appointments. I knew I loved it during the first appointment but I think I was loving the whole experience and didn’t want it to end yet.

    Post # 12
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    1325 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

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    pinkorblue:  I went shopping over the course of a weekend with my mom, Future Mother-In-Law, and Maid/Matron of Honor.  I had 3 favorites, all at the last store.  I thought about them, and went back the next weekend with my cousins to decide.  So one week.

    Post # 13
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    939 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 1975

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    pinkorblue:  We eloped! I didn’t quite know if I wanted to go with a full wedding dress or more of a white cocktail dress, but I decided on the later. I walked into H&M, saw a beautful knee length dress, picked it up in my size, and went to the checkout counter. The tag said $59.99 but it actually came out to $12.50. I spent all of a few moments in the store and first tried it on when I got home. It fit like a glove and needed no alterations. I thought it was going to take me forever to look for my perfect wedding-elopement dress, But I just knew looking at it on the hanger it was the dress I was going to wear on my big day!

    Post # 14
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    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Tecnically from the moment I walked in to the salon to the time I ordered my dress was about 3 weeks. However I was sure it was my dress the moment I put it on (~20 mins into the appointment.) I was 110% ready to commit by the end of the appointment which was about an hour. My mom and Future Mother-In-Law bought my dress for me and they wanted me to go home and sleep on it a couple days because they didn’t want to buy it and then I ended up hating it (completely understandable.) If I was buying it myself I would have ordered it that day so about an hour.

    Post # 15
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    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    The third dress i tried on. 

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