blowout sales & buying a dress before engaged

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think in this case, it’s fine.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

@Cory_loves_this_girl:  Wellll idk about this.  I’ve also talked with my BF in great length about marriage, our families know we think/talk about it and I’ve been googling dresses too (I just want to make an informed decision when the time comes lol!), but this could be bad luck.  The prices are very good so at least it won’t be a waste….but I’ve heard urban legends of women buying their dress/booking a venue and then having it blow up in their faces.  Be careful fellow bee.  And good luck!!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@katyalubnieski:  I’d say take elbow pads and a taser to fight your way through the throngs of other brides-to-be that will be swarming the place (akin to the place in NY that does the wearhouse sale).  Still for $25 I’d say hell yeah!  Even if you get one and end up not liking it you’re out less than the cost of a tank of gas and you could always re-sell it!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

If your FH is fine with you going to look, I don’t see the issue. When will you ever find a deal like that again?? I say go for it.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@veryberry13:  Yeah, but those things happen after proposals have already happened, too. If a relationship’s going to end, it will end no matter what you do or don’t do.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Girl, that’s pocket change. LOL. Go get your dress. I don’t have a ring yet, but the dress I liked went on clearance and FH told me he didn’t want me to miss out so he got it. It’s no biggie if he gives the blessing.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’d go for it! I got my dress before I was “engaged” I got it a month before he asked me. He told me it was ok to go and look. I went with my mom and good friend and what is now my FMIL.

My FMIL actually bought my dress for me. 🙂

Good luck. I hope you get the dress you’ve always wanted.!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@katyalubnieski:  I am in two minds about this. Firstly my bargain brain is saying.., “Who CARES if you aren’t engaged yet, you will be one day… $25 for a wedding dress is INSANE DO IT DO IT DO IT!”

Secondly, I want to make the point that I don’t think its bad luck to buy a wedding dress before you are engaged. I was in the mind that if I didn’t look I wouldn’t know. I browsed sites in secret lol a couple times before we were engaged but I wasn’t really serious about it!

However despite that, I cannot begin to describe the feeling going dress shopping gave me! I was with my mum or my mother in law or my girls. I was GETTING married!!!!!!!!!!! There was a date set!!! I was going to marry my soul mate. Buying and shopping for dresses gave me this “ah ha” moment where I was like “This is really happening” And even though you will get engaged, I think you will miss out on this amazing moment!

So do me a favour, go and look for a dress and if you find the dress of your dreams then for $25 buy it! But when you are actually engaged make sure you take your mum or your girls dressing for THEIR dresses. Because I think that will help you have that lovely ah ha moment I had!

I hope the above helps and doesn’t make you feel bad! Good luck!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Do it!  A friend of mine bought 3 dresses before being engaged under similar circumstances.  She didn’t end up wearing any of them, but she is working on selling them now– gorgeous dresses and at such crazy prices, easy to at least break even. Wink

Post # 12
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2125 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Yes, I would not even bat an eye. I am allll for sales.

Post # 13
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774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

Wow, $25 I would by four and pick depending on what time of wedding you end up having. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Oh man! I say go for it!

At that price I’m tempted to ask you to pick out a dress for me and post it on over! 

 

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