(Closed) Do I Buy It?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I buy the dress?
    Yes, you can always return it : (11 votes)
    26 %
    No, you haven't tried any on yet, do that first : (31 votes)
    72 %
    Other (Explain!) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I would go to a store and try dresses on first.  I found that a lot of dresses looked completely different on me than I thought they would.

    Post # 4
    Member
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Is there a bridal shop around you that carries the dress? If so, I would go try it on before buying it. Also, would you have to pay the return shipping? If that’s the case, I would definitely try to find it at a bridal store to see if you like it on. Dresses can always look really pretty in pictures, but once you put it on your opinion can change. The other thing, dresses from a shop that are ordered from a shop can take up to siz months to get in, so I would start looking soon. Just a thought.

    Good luck!

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I agree with jrswiggy that either way you need to start looking at dresses so you have time for long lead times and alterations afterward which you need to do at a minimum 2 months beforehand.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    You really need to try some on first to get an idea of what looks good on your body. The “princess” dress I always imagined myself wearing (strapless, with a million layers of tulle for the skirt), well it looked like a joke on me! haha Tongue out

    Post # 7
    Member
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I agree with the other bees…you should try some other dresses on first to get a feel of not only what you like, but what likes you. Some dresses that I thought would be perfect for my “plus-size” ended up making me look like a marshmellow or worse…LOL. I definitely got a different view of what I liked and what would work after I tried on dresses several times.

    Post # 8
    Member
    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I agree with the others…you should go to a store and try the dresses on first.  You need to figure out what shapes work best for you.  I did that and found it very helpful to know what shapes worked and what didn’t.  Also, by trying on the dresses, I learned that I wasn’t a plain simple dress girl and that I needed a little something, like a little bit of detail.  

    Also, if you want a good deal, try a sample sale in your area.  You could save money and know exactly how the dress fits on you.  I’ve seen dresses at sample sales from 40-80% off.

    Good Luck!!! πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 9
    Member
    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’m pretty sure I saw that dress yesterday πŸ™‚ because I remember being impressed with the fact that she’d take returns within 2 days and how smart she was about it!

    Post # 10
    Member
    461 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i’d try on other dresses because personally i really wanted that experience.  even if the dress looks awesome on you, there’s the possibility that you could forever be questioning if it’s the right dress because you had nothing to compare it to.

    Post # 11
    Member
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think if you haven’t tried on dresses yet, it might be the best idea to buy it online.  Had you already tried on dresses, I would say go for it.  I think it’s really important to have a look and see first hand what type of dress works for your body.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1020 posts
    Bumble bee

    i’ve tried on almost 30 dress and i can tell you that all 30 of them looked different on me than on the photos (both model pix and real bride pix) i found online.

    don’t risk it. you are getting married 1 week after me, i haven’t bought mine yet, so i’m with you πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
    Member
    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Try a dress on!!! You may not know or think you know what you like until you try some on! Good Luck! πŸ™‚

    Post # 14
    Member
    4567 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Go look at other dresses! This is seriously the ONE time you get to do it.

    Post # 15
    Member
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Definitely go and look at other dresses πŸ™‚

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