(Closed) Travelling for a Dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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areyouthebride:  I traveled cross country to try on a dress and it was “the one!” I wrote a thread about it but can’t seem to copy the link from my phone, if you look up my old threads you’ll find the whole story.  Bottom line you should do it!  bring a bestie and make it a fun road trip!

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I flew from Atlanta to NYC and back in the same day and bought a dress! I had tried on other dresses and even gone to the same store before. I ended up having dress regret and getting another one, but it will always be a great experience and memory. Make a girls day out of it and have fun!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Talus Rock Retreat

Haha I just tried on a one of a kind dress the other day and it was the only dress the shop had and she couldn’t order one in my size, but I found a dress in Wenatchee WA and it’s three hours away and they might have the dress so I can order my size from that bridal shop…I asked one of my bridesmaid if I was crazy to take a drive and she was all for it! She said “…sounds like an all girls fun road trip!” lol! So I’m considering it:)

 

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Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Oh yeh that’s a dream dress! I wish I hadv’e seen it before I bought mine. 

And yes I’ve travelled for a dress! I live in a rural/regional Australian Town so I flew 2 hours to the city to go dress shopping and visit my sister. There are 2 shops where I live but the choices there are very limited in style and alot of the dresses look dated. I say definately go to michigan – you could just drive down in the morning and back that afternoon 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I drove 4 hours round trip for my dress. I would suggest you try dresses on long before you make that move though. Even if it’s gorgeous and ends up just perfect, it’s important to try a few on to put an end any doubts you may have later. Shopping around is a big factor of finding “the one” in my opinion. But yes, if you don’t end up happy with another and this one is still on your mind – go! 😊

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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ksn1219:  Ooohhhh if I was from Atlanta I wouldv’e visited the say yes to the dress store. It’s such a guilty indulgence of mine (I live in Australia). I love the accents and when yall say “yall”. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

That is a gorgeous dress.  And I am a sucker for pockets in dresses.

I think before you make the trip you may want to go to a local salon(s) and see if you can try the same style (that big ballgown with sweetheart neck) on.  This way you will see if the style even suits your body or something that you like.  If you find that you love the style then make the trip.  Just be aware that you will need to fly out again to pick it up/get alterations done so you may want to examine your budget/finances/vacation days to see if that is something that you can do.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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areyouthebride:  Ooooh, I looove that dress! I travelled about 4 hours (one way) to try on a dress, and I bought it that day. However, I ended up having major dress regret and now I just have an extra dress.

 

I would say that were you to travel for it, to make a weekend of it so you give yourself at least one night to sleep on it. I think just taking the time to think about it outside the store will bring clarity.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

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areyouthebride:  that is a great dress!! i drove ~4 hours one-way to try on my dress and, like you, was looking for one specific dress and that was the closest shop with it.  I bought it that day and turned around and came back.  my mom came with me and it was such a fun, special day.  i’m so glad we have that memory! i do wish we would have spent the night, though, because they gave us champagne when we purchased it and it would have been nice to keep the party going after lol.

i’d tried on several dresses at a couple of local shops before and when nothing was clicking, made an appointment at the far-away shop. go for it and post pics!!

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Helper bee

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lamington:  that was the first place i tried on dresses! Lori and Monte were there and I got totally (d-list) star struck lol. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I love near DC and will be driving to Chicago to pick up my dress in August.  I did a custom dress with a design not local at all.  I will be making a 2 -3 day roadtrip out of it with a girlfriend.  I do have a back up dress local in case the custom is bad but that is part of the experience and I think worth the chance.

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