(Closed) How much time you spend to buy your wedding dress?

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Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I got engaged at the end of June. We were originally going to get married this coming October. So I started dress shpoping 1 week later around the start July.  6 appointments later, still no dress. we realized October was just not logistically going to work for many other reasons, so we changed it to April. I found my dress on my last appointment (thank goodness I didn’t cancel) around 1.5 months after being engaged. I didn’t buy it from that shop (long story) But its perfect. it also would not have been as appropriate for an October wedding IMO. 

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

A little less than an hour. My family (mom, dad, sister) were visiting me across the country and I wanted to get my dress when they were around, so I set up a bunch of appointments. Ended up finding one at the 1st store, 3rd dress I tried on! Tried on about 4 more dresses but didn’t leave the dressing room in 3 of them because they just couldn’t compare. Finally came out in one to say “See? Nope. The other one is my dress!” 

 

I’m sooo not a decisive person, but this wedding has me surprising myself with how quickly I am able to make decisions. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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AngelMeyer:  It took 30 minutes from the time we walked in to the time I picked the dress. One shopping trip – my mom and I aren’t fans of clothes shopping, so we spent the rest of the 1.5 hour appointment discussing Game of Thrones with the employees. Got my dress at David’s Bridal. 🙂

Post # 19
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Worker bee

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AngelMeyer:  Two months or so because I designed it with my friend who made it. It took that long to design it, order the fabric, for her to sew most of it, and for me to fly out for the fitting.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

About an hour and a half.  I made an appointment, tried on about 10 dresses, spent twenty minutes going back and forth between two, picked one, and moved on!

Post # 21
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1960 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I went to a few different shops over a couple of months (spaced so far apart because it was hard getting work schedules to coincide with my family to make appointments) and then when I thought I had found my dress, I waited a few days then went back again to try it on and bought it. I had thought I found my dress the very first time I went shopping, but ended up buying one that was very similar but liked better on me. I’m not the kind of person to make quick decisions so I’m glad I waited and had time to think it over.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

One day. Three stores. A bajillion dresses. Truthfully, we all knew it was “the one” when I put it on. (Dress #4 at shop #3). I could see it on everyone’s face before I looked in the mirror. I tried on a few more dresses in different shapes but I was jonesing to get back into “my dress.”

Post # 23
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278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

one day with a one hr appointment- 5 dresses..

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

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AngelMeyer:  do you mean this in the sense of price of wedding dress = number of hours worked to buy?

If so I had to work for 14 hours to purchase my dress. so just over a day and a half.

 Otherwise I purchased it online after researching it for a few weeks.

Post # 25
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Blushing bee

For me it was one hour.  I came in knowing what I was looking for and tried on all the dresses that I liked.  I ended up picking out the dress I overlooked so many time that was not on my top choice but it felt perfect for me.  

Originally I was going to redesigned a free dress that I already had.  It could have been extremely beautiful and unquie but I spent way too much time on it already, research on it and I felt I rather want to spend all my extra time with my yong son and relaxing.  I was so happy to get the dress out of the way and move on to other parts of the planning.

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2015

One day, one dress. Walked into Neiman’s just to get “ideas”, walked out with this gem:

Post # 27
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652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

About a day. I visited local salons looking for a tea length dress and none had one so I didn’t try anything on. One store showed me Justin Alexander’s 8465 and I went home, researched my options and went back and ordered it a few days later. So I’ve never actually tried on a wedding dress. 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Like three hours. I spent probably two hours looking online, and an hour at David’s Bridal trying dresses on. I saved my #1 pick for last, and it was the one I ended up buying that day.

Post # 29
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Newbee

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Syleen:  How did you like the site? Dress? worth it?

Post # 30
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Newbee

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Syleen:  How did you like the site? Dress? worth it?

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