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How long did it take you to find your dress?

I've been searching for what feels like forever! I've been to David's Bridal numerous times and tried on at least 15 different dresses. I also have been to two other bridal boutique salons. I have one dress in particular that I prefer out of all the others, but for some reason, I keep thinking that maybe I'll find one that I like better. I definitely love this dress- what do you think? Go with the instinct? I just want to be done with this and get my dress already! The agony! LOL!


Re: How long did it take you to find your dress?

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    I would probably go with the gut feeling and get it. 

    After I bought my dress, I stopped looking all together. I figured there's always going to be new dresses coming out all the time and I didn't want to re-think my decision. I knew the dress I put on made me feel great so I bought it and never looked back. When I picked it up after my last fitting, I still felt the way I did when I bought it, so obv. I made a good choice. 
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    I agree with PP. I found a dress that I liked, but didn't love the first time I went shopping, more than a year before my wedding. I waited a few months, and went again on a whim, alone. The stylist picked out a very traditional dress that I hadn't even considered and I was in love. My mom came down and we went to one more store before going back an buying the original. Trust your gut.

    "There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." -Friedrich Nietzsche, "On Reading and Writing"
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    aliwis000aliwis000 member
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    I found my dress on the one and only day I went shopping. Three stores in one day. I found a dress I liked a lot in store number 2, though it was nothing like what I thought I would end up with. I liked it so much I almost canceled appointment number 3. Good thing I did not because I found a dress I liked even more at that appointment. Well, not liked more just fit the venue/my style/comfort level better.

    I think I tried on 20-25 dresses. Once I found the dress at store number 3 I slept on it for about 4-5 days and went back in one more time to show a friend that did not come to the day of shopping. With her ok I bought it that day.

    Bottom line: You said it yourself, you love the dress. Have you had more than one cocktail dress you have loved in your life. Probably yes. So it stands to reason you would/could find more than one wedding dress you love. With the millions of gowns on this earth the math is in your favor. So if you found one you love and can see yourself wearing and fits your budget etc etc. Go for it!!!! Congrats!!
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    First dress I tried on at David's Bridal.  I tried on the other 2 we had pulled just to see if it was the emotions of dress shopping, but nope, I was in and out of those dresses in under a minute.  I wanted to be back in mine.  

    Easiest decision I've ever made.  Go with your gut.  Say Yes to the Dress! ;)
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    I went to a trunk show last weekend that was called "Dress for a Cause." The brick & mortar store is in Portland. They have used wedding dresses for up to 75% original prices and 50% of the proceeds go to Wish Upon a Wedding... for couples that are getting married and are facing a terminal illness or some life-altering situation.

    I tried on about 5 there, more for fun and checking out silhouettes. Last night I had my David's Bridal appt and when I tried on dress #3... that was it. I had also liked dress #1, so I tried that one back on again... but nope, #3 was it. I got back into that one again and didn't want to get out of it. I stayed in while the consultant cleaned up/put the other dresses away, and wrote up the paperwork. :-)

     
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    Thanks, all for your comments. I know I have found the dress. I suppose there is slight hesitation in actually purchasing because it somehow makes this whole thing "real." The dress is a big deal! We've been in the midst of planning this whole thing for a while now, but this is different, as silly as that may sound. In any case, I appreciate the positive support, encouragement, and thoughts. 

    Thanks again!
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    Thanks, all for your comments. I know I have found the dress. I suppose there is slight hesitation in actually purchasing because it somehow makes this whole thing "real." The dress is a big deal! We've been in the midst of planning this whole thing for a while now, but this is different, as silly as that may sound. In any case, I appreciate the positive support, encouragement, and thoughts. 


    Thanks again!
    Yes, you have your dress! If you keep comparing all the others to that one... that's it!
    I totally understand the hesitation though. It is a big deal, and a BIG purchase! But if you feel wonderful in it then you will feel that way on your wedding day too. After I picked my dress I waited a couple of days to go back and purchase it because I needed to send the picture to my parents. (I'm in Tacoma, WA and they are in VA.) I needed their opinion on it. They loved it too, so that made it easier for me to go back and buy it. I put it back on before ringing me up and still felt great in it.

    Go back and try on "the" dress again. Good luck!!
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    i went to four places a bridal consigment with 85% sample gowns found a mori lee from the 2009 collection i loved but the shape maybe not so flattering in some spots so i passed on it

    stoped at davids on a whim one day had fi (now hubby) drop me off tried on one dress loved the style of it key hole lace back with cap sleeves and pick ups and ruching  but the sales lady was pressuring me 

    went to a local bridal salon that had like a gazillion plus sizes for me to try on and was excited narrowed it down to two dresses, but i had one designer stuck in my mind and i needed to try on her dresses

    salon that was suposed to get me the bonny dresses on loan to try on fell through and would not have any of them till the end of summer so i ended up going to a salon with allure and maggies. tried on a bunch of dresses sales lady was pushy and told me everything was stunning on me when i knew some styles were no nos. when the sales lady finally asked me what i wanted i said
    a taffeta ivory dress with pick ups ruching and lace cap sleeve straps  it was the dress from the second salon i was describing i knew then i could not wait till the end of summer to try on the bonnys beacuse this particular dress from the other salon was a threat of being discontiued from the designer 

    when you have your dress you know stop looking and dont compair it to any others you loved that dress for a reason and you will love it on your wedding day 
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