(Closed) Finding a dress on a short timeline – settle or look for the one I love?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do I buy now since I'm running out of time or wait and have faith that I'll find the right dress?
    Just buy it - you're running out of time! : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Just buy it - no dress is perfect and you're making yourself crazy : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Keep looking for one more month, and if you haven't found anything THEN settle. : (10 votes)
    59 %
    Wait until you find the right dress, you'll know in your heart when you've found it : (5 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - EDD 06/12/2016


    @cbgg:  Its very pretty, but don’t buy a dress your having doubts about before even owning it!! 

    Post # 4
    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    It’s a beautiful dress, but I can see the bra concern. I think you should give the dress trying a few more tries, just one or two more weekends – then go with it if you don’t find anything better.

    Post # 5
    8 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Take it from a bride who has had one heck of a time when it comes to wedding dresses. I had one I loved, but because it is not the typical wedding dress and I had one horrible reaction, I fell out of love and kept searching. I am on a budget and stuck with two dresses right now trying to make the decision. I love both dresses and don’t know which direction to go. Feel good about your dress when you buy it! Keep your chin up! 🙂

    Post # 6
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Even though time is running short, you still have enough time that I would suggest looking a little longer before settling on something that you’re not all that excited about. I agree with the suggestion to try look another 1 or 2 times over the next couple of weeks and THEN get this dress if you don’t see anything else you care for. Since you don’t seem to like it that much, it doesn’t seem to me like it will be that big of a loss if it does get sold.

    I agree that dress doesn’t really seem “beachy” to me. I think of chiffon as more of a beachy fabric than satin charmeuse. Did you already look at all the chiffon gowns on DB’s website? If you see one you like, maybe you can call around to all the DBs in the area to see if they have a sample in your size. 

    You also could try buying a dress off one of the sites like preownedweddingdresses.com  

    If you are willing to accept the risk that comes with buying a dress online without trying it on, you could try having a gown made by DressilyMe.com since they can make a dress faster than the usual bridal stores do. 

    You don’t have time to order a designer dress from scratch, but you still have plenty of time to have alterations done, so as a last resort I think either buying a used gown in a larger size (so you can be certain it can be altered down to fit you) or just buying a white evening gown at a department store would certainly be options. You’ll be fine. 🙂 

    Post # 7
    3141 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Ask yourself if you went back the next day and it was gone would you be upset? That is the answer. If you buy a corseted dress you won’t need a bra and I suggest investing in some self tanning lotion to apply daily to your tan lines 

    Post # 8
    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I say keep looking until you find one you love!

    Post # 9
    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If you love it, get it! (and wear a strapeless swimsuit top so you won’t have any lines to cover) If you don’t love it though, you still have four months. I just got my dress (from davids bridal I might add) and they said it would only take 6 weeks to get, and a lot of places you can buy the sample dress that is there, go with what you want, not what you feel pressured to get!

    Post # 10
    3372 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Four months is plenty of time to look for a dress. I’ve been engaged for eight weeks and have found so many beautiful dresses already. You could always go back to this one, worst case scenario. All the doubts you listed make me think this definitely not your dress.

    And I second looking at preowned wedding dress sites! Even if you don’t end up buying off one, I found it super useful for just getting a very comprehensive cross section of all the different options out there.

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