(Closed) how long did it take you to find your dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: how long did it take you to find your dress?
    1 week : (34 votes)
    46 %
    3 weeks : (8 votes)
    11 %
    5 weeks : (9 votes)
    12 %
    8 weeks : (23 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It took me well over 8 weeks but that’s because I really took my time searching… I tried on at least 50 dresses and had 8 appointments at 5 different salons. I found my dress on the 6th appointment but went to another salon before going back to try on more dresses and buy my dress from that salon. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It took me almost 4 months before I put a deposit on a dress. I didn’t rush because I had a lot of time and I lived out of town from my parents.

    Post # 6
    Member
    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I started looking for dresses in August and came across the one I would end up purchasing. I didn’t try it on until December, and ordered/paid for it in January

    Post # 7
    Member
    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @isabelle_86:  yeah it is such a big commitment! I had so much fun shopping that I wasn’t ready to stop. I don’t have dress regret but I do really miss going shopping. Now I just have to focus on accessories lol. Make sure you take pictures if possible! It really helped me make my decision. I fell in love with one dress but then looking at the pictures realized it wasn’t that flattering… The dress I ended up getting was a contender so I took pictures and then really fell in love looking back at it. 🙂 

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I didn’t vote because it took me over three months and 121(ish) dresses before I found the right one. It was really difficult but when I found the right one it did feel different. I didn’t have that “crying” moment but I did feel something in me kick in.

    Post # 9
    Member
    7231 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I didn’t have a lot of time. Fiance proposed in April and we moved 8 hours away from home less than two months later. I really wanted to have my dress by then because I wanted to be able to dress shop with my mom and I wasn’t sure when I would be home again. I had three appointments in the span of about a month and found mine at the second one! I still went to the third one but my mind kept wandering back to “that” dresss.

    Post # 10
    Member
    4048 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    About a week. I went to 2 shops and tried on about 15 dresses

    Post # 11
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    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My engagement was only 6.5 months, so I had to choose one on my first day out looking. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    23 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    1 day. 1 appointment. First dress I tried on. Tried about 5 others on the day but went back to the first.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

    Well, I went to my first appointment in the beginning of July.  Bought my dress at the end of January.  But I also took several breaks from it, and didn’t want to rush anything.  And I had trouble finding anything that checked all the boxes in the beginning, so I was glad I could wait a bit.  

    If you want to find it quickly, though, I know it is possible!  

    Post # 14
    Member
    739 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    It took me just about the entire month of December (maybe just a smidgen longer, so I voted 5 weeks) to find my dress. In fact, I tried it on and then waited two weeks to be sure it was the one for me. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    358 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’ve tried on so many dresses, I’ve been out to shop about 5 or 6 times.  I think I’ve found the dress but haven’t put any money down yet.  I’m second guessing what I’ve picked and am currently scanning websites to see if there is anything I like more… this is so hard!!!!

    Post # 16
    Member
    823 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @isabelle_86:  about two hours. I found my dress on my first trip to my first bridal shop and it was probably the seventh dress I tried on. I knew right away it was the one and was surprised that it happened so quickly 🙂

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