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

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Well I looked online for 4 months before I went to a bridal shop.  I  found my dress online. I fell in love with it instanly and I knew that was my dress.  I hunted down every bridal shop that had that dress. Lucky I found a bridal shop that wasn;t far that had it. I tried on that dress first and fell in love! I looked amazing!! I  also tried on 10 other dresses also and wasn’t feeling them. I ordered my dress that same day!

Post # 17
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

3 hours at the running of the brides.. .I would have been there longer probably but they were closing so I had to make a decision fast!

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

First store, 2nd dress! But tried on about 50 after that. But I knew it was the one!

Post # 19
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Newbee

I’ve looked at online sites off and on for months and found my dress on Craigslist about a month ago.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I looked online for about a week and a half and then was 99% sure I found my dream dress. Went to the shop (one and only appt) and tried it on first…then tried on 5 others to be sure. and the first dress was it!

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

Three days, four salons, about 45 dresses. But I knew my dress when I put her on. I totally had the moment. I had one more store to go to after I found her. The next day, I went right back and ordered her.

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper

Seriously, no joke. I believe my Maid/Matron of Honor counted 112 dresses total and it took about four months.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I went to four bridal shops over the course of a week and ended up buying one that I tried on at the first shop 🙂

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Mine was the first one I tried on, so…ten minutes? LOL.

To be a bit more accurate, one day, two stores, and 6 dresses. At the first store we went to, the salesgirl wasn’t helpful at all, even though there was nobody else there. I had no idea what dresses might suit me, and they all pretty much looked the same on the hangers, so we just left.

At the second store the consultant was super helpful. She asked me for a basic guideline of what I envisioned myself in, looked me up and down, and started pulling dresses.

The first one was the one. I knew it right away. To be sure, I tried on the other five the consultant brought, but it was no contest.

Normally I’m super indecisive and waffle over little details, so the fact that I immediately loved the dress and couldn’t think of one thing I wanted to change was like a great big alarm bell in my head going, “BUY THIS ONNNNNNEEEEEEEEE”.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Mine was maybe the 5th dress at the first (and only) salon that I went to.  My mom had bought me a bridal magazine and I fell in love with the idea of an all-lace, ivory dress with a sweetheart neckline and beautiful train.  I tried on a couple styles, but when I tried on The One, I knew!

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

It took me about 3.5 hours in the first bridal shop I went to (3 days after I got engaged). Haha 🙂

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

The first dress I ever tried on was the one

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@Treejewel19: HILARIOUS!!! I wanna go watch SandLot right now bc of it ahahha

It only took two stores & maybe 67 dresses total. My dress was actually the last one I tried on and I just so happen to see it in the window on a manikin as we were leaving the 2nd shop.. I tried it on… and VIOLA.. there were the tears!!!  😉

Post # 29
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It took me about an hour at the first store I went to.  I thought it was the one, but went to another appointment just to make sure. 

I went back to it within two hours and bought it!

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It took me forever!! I went to about 6 or 7 salons (some more than once…one even three times!!) and it took about five months.  Part of the reason for that is that I just didn’t want to buy so early. Still, I had to try on at least 50 dresses before I knew it was the one.

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