Post # 1
I’m not getting married until summer 2012, so I know that it is premature to be looking for a dress. However…I got excited, so I started looking through some designers. I have looked a few times before, but I found a dress that totally took my breath away. I am very picky with my clothes, so I know that whatever other dresses I look for, I will totally match up to this one.
I have a cousin who is getting married in the fall of 2011. I don’t know if she’s gotten a dress yet. We do have fairly different styles, and there are so many dresses out there, it would be CRAZY to think that we’d pick the same one. However, should I wait to get mine before hers?
To be quite honest, I don’t see me getting my dress for a long time. This could totally be a moot point. Just in case, though, I wanted to get some opinions.
Thanks, bees! 🙂
Post # 3
well, can we see this amazing dress? you should definitely wait, because in the next 2 years you will see a million more that you love just as much, if not more, and you will regret having bought yours so soon. plus, i have a friend who went and bought hers a year and a half before her wedding and then went and gained weight! so it definitely doesn’t fit anymore. not saying you’re gonna go and get fat lol, but it is something to think about. dress shopping is so fun and exciting tho, i totally get why you’re ready to get out there and start looking! it was my fave part of the whole planning process 🙂
Post # 4
I would definitely wait. There could be a new trend, designer or something that changes your mind 18 months from now. Or something that looks great today could look dated later. There are lots of people on here (myself included) that changed their minds, which can get expensive.
This does not mean you shouldn’t have a great time looking between now and then!
Post # 5
I would wait for two reasons:
You might change your mind between now and then.
If you don’t change your mind then it will probablly be cheaper because it won’t be for the current season. You might be able to find it elsewhere on eBay later on.
So waiting = win-win. 🙂
Post # 6
I bought my dress over a year away from my wedding (about 16 months before) but I’ve made sure to stop looking after I paid for it. I refuse to be a multi-dress bride. we’re on a budget. So, if you truely feel that this is THE ONE and you can keep yourself from buying more dresses or regreting it, then do it. But, personally, I wouldn’t buy a dress when I’m still two years out. Designs change, your tastes might change, your wedding location, theme, etc. You wouldn’t want to regret it!
The question about your cousin, I’d maybe ask her if she’s chosen a dress yet, just to be sure you’re not looking at the same one, but, I wouldn’t base my dress buying on when or if a friend or cousin had gotten her dress yet, even if her wedding is first. Though, even if she did buy the same dress, her wedding is first, so you’d look like the copy-cat even if you did purchase it first. Just a thought. =)
Post # 7
@Kemi82Justice of the Peace – You are absolutely right. I could easily fluctuate with weight, in either direction. I was in a wedding a little over a year ago, and we ordered our Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses in January. When I picked it up in April, it was so loose that they could have ordered me another size down and I wouldn’t have needed alterations. Unfortunately, the dress would have arrived (at the latest) the day I needed to leave for the wedding. I didn’t want to send it back and cause the bride extra stress, so I got the alterations.
You all are right…I could easily change my mind. I think I’m just uber excited to start the whole process :-).
Anyways, here’s the dress…it’s a Maggie Sottero, Tristan.