(Closed) “THE” dress – how long did it take you to find it?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well….I started looking around July for a dress, and actually purchased it in September

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well… including the time I did research online etc I would say about two weeks.  If we’re talking time in the bridal salon, about 20 minutes.  Mine was the second dress I tried on. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i thought it would take me forever too. i was being very picky, i didn’t see anything i liked in magazines, i was terrified of dress shopping. and then we went to one store, i tried on three dresses, and that was it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I looked online and in magazines for a couple months but put off going to an actual salon.  When I finally did, I found mine within a half hour of walking in the first store

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I looked in magazines a lot, but found my dress the first time I went out. It was the 6th dress I tried on!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

It takes me forever to find one too! But I found mine within a few weekends of going to different bridal shops..you’ll find one!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Started during Thanksgiving…went to 2 shops with very little preparation.  Finished during Christmas – took another 7 shops and 3 separate days with countless hours online.

At times I felt like I would never find it, but I kept looking and I did!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I tried on about 50 dresses.  That was less than I had expected.  It’s a lot of fun, sometimes I wish it had taken longer. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was just like @clarebee – i looked at tons of dresses in magazines but also found my dress the first time I went out – it was the 3rd one I tried on. I continued to try on dresses and even went to another store immediately after the store where I found it – but continuing to try on dresses and going to the other store just solidified in my mind that I had founr The one.

It seems like such a daunting task before you get started – but it is much easier to see what you like (and what looks good on you) once you actually try on a few dresses.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

6 months, but I had a lot of time to kill and made myself wait in order to avoid a disastarous meltdown.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I looked online a lot before when I went and THOUGHT I knew what I wanted. I ended up with something quite a bit different but same general shape.

I found it on the first day of shopping, 2nd bridal store – 11th dress I tried on.

I waited 3 months after I found it to buy it though becuase I found it early.

Everyones different though so just have an idea of what shape looks good on your body type – relax and have fun!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I started searching in April and I found it in August

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I found mine on the second trip to the bridal salon. I had done research online first, and thought I wanted a Pronovias (but still open to trying on others), first time I tried on probably 15 dresses. Second time, I tried on another 20 or so, and decided on which one I liked best.

It wasn’t as bad as I thought, I could dismiss most dresses as soon as I had them partly on – I went a lot on the first impression I had of the dress, so I didn’t stand there for 15 minutes with each dress, convincing myself it “could” be the one.

First look in the mirror – love it or not? If not – next dress please!!! 🙂

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It took me about a month.  I visited 4 stores and probably tried on 25 dresses.

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