Post # 1
My Mom and I are taking a day off work to go wedding dress shopping.
I have a few stores in mind for where I would like to go.
How many stores is a reasonable number to cram into a day? All are within 40 minutes (3 are 5 mins apart, but 45 mins from my home)
I have 4 right now, the three 45 minutes from home and a 4th about 5 minutes away.
I then have an appointment the following day (a Saturday) at the Brides Project!
Too much, or will I be ok? I think it’s too much, but hate shopping on a regular basis, so for this think it will be more exciting than regular shopping.
Post # 3
I skipped class the first time I went. We went to three stores in a few hours.
Post # 4
I went to 3 stores in a few hours as well. However, I’m pretty picky when it comes to textiles, etc, so I was able to narrow down my choices in the store pretty quickly.
Post # 5
Many bridal salons require an appointment to try on bridal gowns, because of limited fitting rooms. You should call each of these places up and arrange a one-hour appointment at each, allowing for travel time between. At your first appointment, make a point of trying on each style of dress, whether or not you think you’d look good in it. That will give you an idea of what sillouette compliments your body the best, and you can be more selective about which dresses you try on in the next store. I’m speaking from experience because I refused to try on any mermaid dresses for a long time and ended up discovering that they look great on my body type!
Have fun, and bring a camera! (Hopefully all the salons let you take pictures.)
Post # 6
I reckon you’ll be OK. As Jenbrandner says, leave enough time between each one and yes definetly keep an open mind so you that you try on all styles. It’s a great day, you’ll love it. And yes is you’re allowed take pics so you’ve also got something to refer back to. ENJOY!
Post # 7
I went to four shops in one day and I was okay. I wouldn’t do more than that though. Also, make sure you schedule time to eat. It’s easy to overlook that but you’ll be sad if you do!
Post # 8
My best advice based on my own experience is that however many you look at…TAKE PICTURES, and do NOT buy a dress that day. The one you are still thinking about a week later will be “The One”…..I bought a dress on the spot in the first store i went to, then totally regretted it after. Luckily I just sold it. I since have been looking like crazy, but I still find that when i like something in the store, i go home and look at the pics on my computer, i dont like it as much…..that was of course until i found my Maggie Sottero Jenna, which i have just been loving more and more, and will be going back to buy next week!
And i think how the dress looks in pictures is just as important as how you look in person, since all you have after are your wedding pictures!
ps. my other advice is to bring water and snacks, i get tired, hungry and thirsty after 2 hours of trying on dresses! have fun!
Post # 9
oh and just to add one, since i have been on here, i have read lots of stories of girls who bought their dresses right away, then had anxiety and regret after. its going to go anywhere!
Post # 10
Thankfully I’m not stupid and yes, will be calling ahead, I was posting to see what amount was doable so when I do call I’m not being unrealistic in fitting X amount of appointments in within one day!
Post # 11
Will figure out the best “route” to take to do the loop of them all and then make appointments that will hopefully give enough time at each spot!
Post # 12
I would recommend at least 2 hours in each one. Everyone told me an hour and I ended up missing an appointment. Have fun!
Post # 13
Good Luck!! My mom & I did the same thing and I found and bought my dress that day!! 🙂 I think you can fit 4 stores in if you plan accordingly and stay on schedule. Have FUN!
Post # 14
I took the day off of work to dress shop. It was so fun but I was exhausted by the end of the 3rd appointment (so was my mom and sister).
Post # 15
I visited three on Saturday- all of them were about 10 minutes apart but 45 minutes from my house. I also didn’t know the area well.
I scheduled the appts 2 hours apart and it was perfect. The first appt went over but I still got to my 2nd appt on time. Between the 2nd and 3rd I had time for a sandwhich. I think you could do 4 dress shops if you wanted.
Post # 16
I would suggest doing three. It’s very likely that the appointments will run over or perhaps start late and you don’t want to miss an appointment. Plus, it’s a lot of dresses to try on and can be a bit overwhelming.