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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
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      Posted: Oct 16th 2014
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    Hi all,
    Recently I found the dress which was surprising as it was last dress I tried on and it was picked out as a choice by the people with me. Now this supplier is in limited parts of the country and nearest supplier (this one) is 4-5 hrs drive away (depending on traffic) I will be looking to return to that shop to order dress and of course fittings but it got me thinking If you found the dress or other parts of the wedding not local how far would you travel to get them ?

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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    if it was my dream dress then yes defo! xx

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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
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    My work colleague (Glasgow) traveled to London for her dress sometimes driving other times train.

    I don't think I could travel that far but I am lucky enough to live in a massive city with loads of wedding stores so really no need for me to look out with Glasgow.

    If I did I think I would drive MAX 4 hours

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    • *The NewMrsMalin*
      CommentAuthor*The NewMrsMalin*
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    Probably max 3 hours, I was lucky to find my dress in town :)

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    • Linzi-jo
      CommentAuthorLinzi-jo
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    I travelled 40 minutes for mine but I would probably do a max of two hours one way so a four hour round trip xxx

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    • kittyh
      CommentAuthorkittyh
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    I wouldn't set a limit on how far I would travel for the dream dress - luckily I didn't have to go too far but I would have gone to the other side of the country for sure - I would probably not go that far for fittings though, I think I would find someone reputable close to home so I didn't have to have the stress of making long journeys in the lead up to the wedding. xx
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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    For the dream dress I'd like to think I'd go anywhere but probably would set a maximum 2 hours drive each way x

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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    Ultimately if you are happy to do the journey then go for it x

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    I would probably travel anywhere in the UK for my dream dress haha xx

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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    I ended up getting mine from the bridal store on our high street although I wasn't living in the town at the time. It's a 5 minute walk from my house lol. At the time it was only a 15 minute drive away so I was lucky. I was prepared though to do a 1 hour tube ride plus 15 minute car journey for mine. Getting the dress home on the London underground would've been a challenge but my sister managed it with help from her other bridesmaid.

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    • AmyN135
      CommentAuthorAmyN135
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    I was considering travelling to London from n Ireland to a bridal store there that stocked good priced designer dresses that I really loved!! But now going down the route of getting my dress bespoke made by a local designer 20 mins away :-)
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
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    I think I would probably go 2 hours each way, but I wouldn't travel for fittings. I would buy it and measured, go again to pick it up but then find a local store happy to do alterations x

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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
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    It's really not something I have thought about! Our town has quite a few bridal shops, so just assumed I would find a dress in one of them.

    Our nearest City is around 60 miles away and I have been known to drive there for dresses for other occasions, so for a wedding dress, I guess if I exhausted our town and the nearest city, I would be happy to go much further afield.

    I hope I am not that picky though and the one I intend to order will be delivered to me door (although there is a chance it will need replacing)
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    I will probably realistically go about 30-45 mins out of town xx

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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    OH has got hers from a shop 15 minutes drive from her parents however that's 1.5hrs from uni for her and mine is almost 2hrs drive from uni but ultimately, most of us will go to the ends of the earth to find our dream dresses right?! Look at it this way, some brides order dresses from China and Hong Kong and that's way further :) x

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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
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    I would travel anywhere in the UK for the right dress. As it can be so hard to find "the one"
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    • Sammi_with_camera
      CommentAuthorSammi_with_camera
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      Posted: Oct 27th 2014
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    My chosen shop is 40 mins away from me, but my mum lives 2 hours away amd my dress is currently at hers. So I'll need a long winded trip to collect and take it to the shop for fittings then back again to my mums!
    But I'd travel for my dream dress!
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
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      Posted: Oct 27th 2014
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    If I knew a shop had the dress and wanted it I would go. But I would not travel 3/4 his to try a dress I was not sure on. But you could order it through the shop then fund local seemstress to do any alterations rather than going back.

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    • Sprucey
      CommentAuthorSprucey
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    Mine is in bristol I'm in kent, but I like to think it'll be more special making a day of it going for fittings etc. but then mine is there because it's at my venue and near to my mums

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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
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      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    I did what Whovianbride2b is suggesting. I bought my dress from one place, and brought it home, and found an alterations shop convenient for me, that specialised in wedding dress alterations.
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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
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      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    I would go if it's the dress of your dreams then why not!?!

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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    Can a local shop not source the dress for you?? Im not sure i wouls go that far id probably find something closer to home i wouldnt of even thought abput trying on a dress that far away from home.. im clearly different to every1 else on here tho most r saying as far as needed lol i think im more practicle theres fittings and alterations etc... but your willing so go for it lol :-) xx
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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
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    My local shop said they could order in another style if they already carried the designer, I nearly went for that option until I fell in love with a different dress :)

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    • Becky1608
      CommentAuthorBecky1608
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      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    I was quite lucky and found mine in a shop that's about a 30 minute drive away! I'd probably have travelled a couple of hours both ways if it meant finding the perfect dress xxx

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