(Closed) How long did it take you to say YES to the dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 47
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Bumble Beekeeper

I didn’t go to bridal shops for dresses; I bought some online, tried them on, and returned the ones that didn’t work out. There were a few rounds of purchases, mainly for sizing, but I think there were only 5 or 6 different designs I looked at and kept 2, one for the winter ceremony and one for the spring celebration. 

It’s good to have standards, but sometimes focusing on perfection, it can be easy to miss out on something that’s really nice and suitable. 

Post # 49
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

ellagrace:  my dress was actually one of the first few I tried on, but it took me a long time to come back and actually purchase it.  I visited it four or five times before I realized that the dress that kept calling me back is the one.

Post # 50
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

i think shows like say yes to the dress have created this idea of THE wedding dress that is all the stuff your dreams are made off, plus rainbow fluff and unicorn poop. but seriously. wedding dresses are designed to make people look good. once you determine what silhouette and approximate fabric you want, you cant really go far wrong.  

not being in the US, i couldn’t do this shop around thing. i tried on some stuff, looked for similar things on bestbridalprices and bought what i thought looked alright on it plus the most similar to what i had already tried on and was comfortable with. 

Post # 51
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Bumble Beekeeper

ellagrace:  I bought from Macy’s and Nordstrom websites, so they had free shipping and good return policies both by mail and in store. 

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I went to 3 stores in 3 days and probably tried on about 12 dresses and never got that “bridal” feeling. I found my dress at the second store but was hesitant to say yes because there was this other dress I really wanted to try on but couldn’t find anywhere in a size small enough to imagine what it would look like on me! I didn’t want to drive to a different city to try and find it so I kept looking at pictures of my dress and after about 5 days I went back to try it on again with my Mom. I knew as soon as I looked in the mirror that it was my dress! I’m still making some special alterations to it so that it resembles that dress I couldn’t find but I’m super happy and can’t wait to wear it!

Post # 55
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I bought mine the first day I went shopping (second store, and tried on around 15 dresses.) I loved it, but I wish I had kept looking. After I bought it I was suddenly seeing dresses that I loved even more, all over the place. 

Post # 56
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Buzzing bee

After two visits to one store, one visit to a second store and maybe 15 dresses later, I found the one. You know I wouldn’t have even cried except my mom did so that made me start. Don’t let SYTTD be your measuring stick. Don’t expect to cry or to have this out-of-body experience. Don’t expect anything except to feel and know that you look great and feel great. When you keep looking at yourself and don’t want to take the dress off…you’ll know. Kind of like when you meet that best friend or significant other that everything clicks with.

Post # 57
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I tried on close to 75 dresses and went to 10 stores. Overall the whole process took about 3 months? That sounds crazy to some people, but I’m the type of person who needs to see every possible option in order to make a decision. I’m also a size 14 which made it really difficult because so many places didn’t carry dresses that I could even squeeze into! In the end it was worth it and I love my dress and I don’t have any regrests!

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I tried on 6-7 dresses or so.  The one I chose happened to be the 3rd one I tried on.  I didn’t have a “moment” persay, but everything after that one just didn’t compare.

Post # 59
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Winery

2.5 hours haha. I went from “just browsing at dresses” to buying one! I had to try on the dress I bought twice because there were 3 or 4 dresses I could’ve bought and loved! I think I lucked out because I liked almost everything I tried on (~15 dresses).

Post # 60
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

First one I tried on! I’d had my eye on it for a while and loved it even more in person. I tried on 4 total.

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