(Closed) How long does a dress appointment usually last?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Some stores have set appointment times, like you get an hour block. While others let you have as much time as you want. I would always ask them when I made the appointment. For me, going to 3 in one day would be too much, but if your sister is only in town for one day then it would probably be worth it to go to all three!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

All of mine were about 2 hours. I tried on between 5-8 dresses at each store.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My appointment was about 90 minutes I think? I tried on about 8 dresses. I had tons of fun and was surprised by how quickly the time passed.

I think it probably depends on how easily you get overwhelmed/tired out from shopping. I would have no problem doing 3 in one day. My sister, on the other hand, could probably only do one appointment before reaching her limit. If you think you could do the whole day, I would say it’s probably worth it to be able to take advantage of the time with your sister.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I went to all of my appointments with a friend and fellow bride. Both of us worked in formal wear and were just getting ideas, not commiting to a dress. All of our appointments lasted about an hour and we were able to try on about 20-30 dresses in an appointment. Keep in mind it was strictly putting the gowns on, looking in the mirror, snapping a quick picture, and changing. No asking questions, no dillying with accessories, no asking opinions.

All of the stressful debating and decision making was done later 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I only went to one store, and it was a smaller, boutique-type store. We had a morning appointment, so we pretty much had run of the place. It took about an hour, and I tried on 6 different dresses. I just had my mom with me, and I imagine if I’d had more people there to ooh, aah, and offer their opinion, it would have taken longer, as it would have if the store had been busier or been larger.

We went back in the afternoon once I had time to think my decision over and get my measurements done, pay for the dress, and everything else. That took at least another hour.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve had from 1 hour to 90 mins in both salons I have visited.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My appointments were 90 minutes, and I was able to try on TONS of dresses in that timeframe.  I’m quick to make decisions though.  I did two stores in one evening, so I think three stores in a day is totally do-able 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Usually 90 minutes

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

All three of my appointments lasted about an hour and I tried on 8-10 dresses per appointment 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Mine have been an hour or two.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I did three appointments in one day. Each took probably an hour. I had them spaced out throughout the day. By the last one, I was tired of trying on dresses. Since you are very specific in what you want, it probably won’t take too long or be too tiring.

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