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

posted 7 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 31
173 posts
Blushing bee

 Seven months (but spread out to a weekend of shopping per month, approximately). My fiance is now begging me to “get the dress that [I] love, no matter what”, and saying that he will gladly write a check for whatever portion is over my dress budget. We have 10 months until the wedding, so I don’t know why he is so freaked out. 🙂 

Post # 32
296 posts
Helper bee

I spent less than an hour total and tried on 3 dresses. 

Post # 33
7 posts
  • Wedding: December 2015

One day, one dress. We got engaged on a Tuesday, I went into a bridal shop with my mom on Friday (just to get an idea because I was a little nervous about going dress shopping with my Future Mother-In-Law the following day) and I showed the attendent the dress I was in love with and tried it on and that was it. My mom was nervous that I was going to have buyers remorse because I only tried the one dress but I just tried on MY dress this past Saturday and am more in love with it now than even then!

Post # 34
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

One afternoon. It was the third dress I tried on (though I tried on a few more after, just to be sure).

Post # 35
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

about 2 months – I went to a few shops since i found favorites I loved at each shop, then I found THE ONE that didnt even make me think about trying on anything else! 

Post # 36
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom

I took about 2 weeks – 3 visits to 1 shop. My first appointment, I tried on the kind of dresses I thought I’d like and didn’t find anything. At the 2nd appointment, I tried on every dress they had that was within my budget and found my dress. I waited a couple days to buy it, though, because my original sales person wasn’t available and I wanted her to get the commission.

Post # 37
5136 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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AngelMeyer:  i bought mine within a month of a shopping. i only went to two different shops

Post # 38
89 posts
Worker bee

A long time! 

I went to my first appointment Mid-July. I found my dress the first week in November. I’m ordering it Friday. I had 6 different appointments where I tried on dresses at various salons. I probably tried on at least 40 dresses.

Post # 39
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

This sounds ridiculous but 7 months.  I live out of state and only got to try on dresses when I was visiting my family so I could go with my mom and sister so shopping was VERY spread out.  I did try on my dress the first weekend we went shopping (it was the second shop- the first was just Davids, and the second dress), however it was still so early that I didn’t want to commit (it was like 17 months before the wedding).  They told me when I would need to order that dress by 10 months in advanced for that one), and I went to one other salon, and back to that same salon like 3 more times to retry on my dress on try on new stock before I committed.  I think we only spent 4-5 days actually trying on dresses though.  Plus- I sort of needed that 7 months of “searching” just to save up money to purchase it     

Post # 40
782 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

The first store I went too.. lol I don’t think that ever happens with anything! It was like 9th dress I tried on

Post # 41
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

First shop within an hour! It was 5th or 6th dress I tried on and nothing compared to it after! 🙂

When you know, you know I suppose!

Post # 42
312 posts
Helper bee

I spent about a year of frequently looking at dresses online, then one appointment at DB with styles I liked from their site and also other inspiration so the person could try to pick out other similar styles I may have not come across. I was very unhappy with the consultant and the appointment, and I had one I liked but it didn’t make me crazy in love with it. Online shopped for another year, not finding anything that really wowed me. A couple weeks ago I browsed in 2 shops by myself, nothing I liked enough to try on. Then I was browsing on the used dress sites because I felt like if nothing was going to wow me I sure wasn’t going to spend an arm and a leg for it, and thats when I found “the one.” It wasn’t the type of style I was looking for, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I inquired to the seller and got no response, so started searching for that style and inquired with 5 sellers with no responses from any of them. I set up dress alerts so that if someone posted that dress, I would know, then last week I got an email alert for that dress in my size, and I snatched it up! I haven’t tried it on yet, but I have no doubts im going to love it. 

Post # 43
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

One day. I searched online… Made an appointment at a local boutique that had a small small selectuon. Fell in love with a Vera Wang dress on paper – had it sent to a huge store in Cincinatti (Bridal and Formal). Tried it on and absolutely hated the way I looked in it and tried on a bunch of dresses and ended up falling in love with something that was the exact opposite of what I thought I wanted. I was glad that BF had so many options (like 4,000 dresses I think) and it made me feel like I had a great selection to choose from and didn’t need to hunt and settle. Cant wait for my dress to come in at the end of May! 

Post # 44
1113 posts
Bumble bee

As much time as it took me to check out online at Ann Taylor.  I had seen the dress over a year ago helping a Girlfriend of mine pick out a gown.  When I got engaged, much to my luck, it was still there!  Ordered it the week after I was engaged and it fits beautifully.  I might just have the front slit sewn up a bit, other than that it fits awesome!  

I honestly couldn’t get behind the experience of gown shopping.  It was pulling teeth at every one of my proms. :/

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Post # 45
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Took me a total of probably 4 hours and 10 dresses.  I ended up buying the 3rd one I tried one.  Brought it home with me that same day and was in my closet for 6 months before I started doing the alterations 

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