(Closed) dress dillema

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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5399 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

N-O-W!  Don’t leave it until the last minute!  It never hurts to look early, just be careful not to keep looking so you don’t change your mind after you’ve found the right dress.

Post # 4
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105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Whenever you want!  It doesn’t hurt to start trying things on now and take the process slowly.  I left 8 months in between ordering and wedding, and I have had lots of the dress envy looking at other dresses that Lillindy mentioned….but if I had to do it over again, I’d do it with the same time frame or even earlier.  Bottom line, there’s no right or wrong (IMHO!), just do what works for you and for the salon (…or website) you wind up buying from!

Good luck and HAVE FUN! 

Post # 5
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2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think now as well.  I started looking for mine 5 months prior and all the sales ladies were freaking out they wouldn’t have time to order it.  Luckily, I had already bought a dress and was just shopping with my mom so she could have her special day

Post # 6
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6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

my wedding is in 2 months and i dont have a dress. its fine if you dont have to order one. if you DO have to order one then you should go now. all the bridal salons freak out even when you have 6 months. i dont like that you cant just try on a dress and get it- instead they recommend that you try a dress that is too large, buy it and then hope for the best when it comes in, pay to have it altered and such. i much prefer to try on a dress and buy it. so thats what im doing. the sooner you start the less you have to worry about later. it shold be fun!

Post # 7
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508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

No harm in going now!  The dress was the first wedding thing purchased – even before our venue was booked – I just lucked out in finding THE one right off the bat.  They do take forever to come, but now I have flexibility for the alterations.  Like some other early shoppers, I do have some dress envy, but that’s probably normal. 

If you want to wait, you can still find something even with months to go, but your options are more limited. It wouldn’t hurt to go shopping and see what is available.  If you’re going early, it takes the pressure off – you can shop around and sleep on any potential dress candidates before making the decision. 

Happy shopping! 

Post # 9
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508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

The fall styles will come out, but they should still have samples for spring available to order.  Depending on where you shop, you may even be able to get a great deal on a sample from the last spring collection. 🙂

Post # 10
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189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I agree with what everyone’s saying… depending on how important the dress is to you, it could even sort of guide the style of your wedding. My dress has color in it, and the three colors in the dress are the palette for the wedding – it ended up making me hone in on other decisions earlier than I might have otherwise. Have a great time! 🙂

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