(Closed) How long should I allow in each store?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I spent a few hours at each store.  I think that you probably won’t have as many dresses to try on in the stores after the first few though since a lot of them have the same or similar selections.

Post # 4
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would say 1-2 hours. I spent 2 hours in the places where the consultant was super nice and kept thinking of dresses that would look good on me, and took picture, etc.

But MissAsB is right…after the first few you’ll probably have an idea of what you’re looking for and the dresses will be similar.

Post # 5
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I found that I could only handle about 1 hour of trying on before I needed a break. So it worked out to be about 1.5 hours per store once you figured in the meeting the salesclerk, browsing around, etc…

I did a marathon weekend when my mom was here visiting and I fit in 5 appointments over 2 days. My mom & I were exhausted & overwhelmed after 5 shops, but I did find a dress. I think you could fit in 4 in one day if they’re close together. Just bring snacks & water and have fun!


Post # 6
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would say about 1.5 hours, unless the first store you go to has a HUGE selection, because that’s the one that’s going to take you the longest, becuause you’ll want to try on a lot of things you hadn’t considered, just to see.

Post # 7
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I spent atleast an hour + at each store. You may not NEED that long but it is nice to have…an such a fun experience, you may not want to rush and leave 🙂

Post # 8
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I spent around an hour at each store…did three in a day with lunch after #2.  We were all pretty tired by lunchtime, so you might want to plan a small break between 1 and 2.

Post # 9
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I spent 2-3 hours each time I went to a store…

Post # 10
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I spent about 1.5 – 2 hours in each store.

David’s Bridal was trying to rush me a little, but I was welcome to spend more time at the boutiques I visited.

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