Post # 1
Im just wondering if anybody bought their dress over a year and a half before their wedding..
Im currently watching a dress on eBay for the lovely price of £100, Im sure it’s not a new style of dress (though it is still on the designers website) and I think Im in love.
Did anyone hate their dress by the time the wedding came? Or did you just ‘know’ from day one, no matter how long you waited this would be your perfect dress?
How did you feel sitting on a dress for that long and how did you feel when you put it on, on the morning of your wedding?
I love the dress (right now) it’s pretty classic so I doubt it will look outdated.. I just wondered what everyone elses experience was with their dress. I have 4 hours to make a decision!
All advice/experiences Welcome!!
Post # 3
I dont think its too soon. I bought my dress after the second store I went to and it was probably the 7th dress I tried on – ever. More importantly – have you actually TRIED the dress on or are you just admiring it from pictures?
Oops forgot to add, I purchased my dress 14 months before.
Post # 4
To be completely honest, I wouldn’t ever buy a dress 2+ years in advance, regardless of the price. There will always be $100 dresses on ebay. Your tastes could change, your whole wedding could change, anything’s possible. I wouldn’t do it.
Post # 5
I got engaged June 2010 and bought my dress 2 months later. I haven’t had one regret over buying that dress, it’s just perfect. The dress right now is at the bridal store and I have gone a few times already to just try it on. Everytime I put it on I love it even more.
I still looked at other dresses and have admired them all and to be totally honest with you, yes I’ve thought about “is it the right dress?” and it just is. I just know it’s the right dress.
I don’t if this is much help to you, but I do know that if you buy it, don’t look at other dresses!!!! That is the main advice alot of ppl will tell you (yes I still did it anyways hehe). I hope this helps you a bit.
Post # 6
I think you should wait and look until you get tired. I think I should have waited. I bought it 6 months in advance and I’ve been second guessing it for a while.
Post # 7
Have you gone to try on dresses yet? If not, I think I would wait to do that; see what styles and materials you like on you & see how the style of your wedding is turning out
Post # 8
Okay, I purchased my dress almost two years ago. Although I don’t “regret” it now, I sure regreted it when the damn thing wouldn’t zip up after gaining a ton of weight for medical reasons.
I can’t ccomplain that much because it kickstared my bridal bootcamp and I am now in better shape. I am still afraid to try my dress on for fear that it won’t look right.
If I could do it over again I would have waited to purchase my dress. The stress of agonizing and dieting for months because it didn’t fit was not something I would put myself through again.
Post # 9
@purple_sofia: I haven’t tried the dress on, I really didn’t have a huge idea of the styles I wanted until I saw this one, and I’ve done a lot of looking! but no trying on as of yet. It doesn’t help my mum loves it too and shes encouraging me!
@KristenGotMarried: It’s so tempting! I havent seen anything on ebay I liked before, and even replica sites are quoting £300 to make it which makes me even more tempted!
@couawilou: Your reply was definitely helpful – and reassuring. Im so glad you had a good experience dress shopping. I sort of feel if I buy this dress I’ll be cheated out of the ‘dress shopping experience’ but I cant balance that with such a bargain of a dress!
Post # 10
@lizdin: Im sure your dress is perfect but certainly given me something to think about.
@Jamcnair: No because I was telling myself I’d wait, then eBay crops up and ruins all my excellent motivation. Mainly because we’re trying to keep to such a small budget I didn’t want to fall in love with a bridal shop dress.
@Legallyblondiebride: Good luck on the weight loss, its a difficult journey.. I only last two weeks and when I see nothings changed, I get disheartened. I’ve been the same (average(ish)) weight for 3 years! Only wanted to lose 7lbs, but theyre not going!! This dress is a zip up also..
Post # 11
I just kknew but the mere fact you can’t try it on… says no- don’t buy it.
Post # 12
I would not recommend purchasing a wedding dress without first trying it on. Aside from everyone having a different body type and shape, the feel of the fabric, the weight of the dress and just how you feel in the dress is a major selling point. The dress experience will be a lot more fun for you if you go in person, and then if you decide you want to find a good deal online – Im sure they’ll be another, you can then buy it online.
Post # 13
@MissFiligree: I got engaged on 2.14.11 and bought my dress 2 weeks after. 6 months later I won a dress online (They were giving away a dress a day and I happen to win that day) …. neither make me Jump for Joy!!
Then with my maids dress nightmare I happen to see the dress of my dreams and now have 3.
Post # 14
If you are getting married in may 2014 the best time to buy your dress would be september/october 2013. Buying before that time is just not worth the risk.
Post # 15
Definitely try it on, I thought I loved one but then hated that style once I wore it. I tried on something totally different and loved it. Now I am considering buying it soon. I’m almost 2 years away.
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
My friends and I are fighting the urge to go dress shopping just yet. We will probably go and look/try on this summer, but I feel unsure about buying so far ahead.