Post # 1
i’m interested to know, waiting bees – have you made a wedding purchase pre engagement? a veil, dress, or maybe invitation kit that was on crazy sale, or something else?
i’m debating buying some shoes! i stumbled across them on ebay – and they’re pretty similar to some designer ones that i’ve had my eye on. should i take the plunge??
and the casadei and choos i’ve been eyeing:
obviously they’re not the exact same, but for the price they might be worth a shot – what do you think bees? if they didn’t work with my gown then, i could just wear them for the bachelorette etc.
so tell me – what items have you purchased and tucked away?
Post # 3
Ha Ha I have not but now that I saw this post I think I might go check out some shoes 😉
Post # 4
I didn’t buy anything….however, these shoes are fab! Wish, I could walk in any of those…I am sure you could also wear them on other occasions!
Post # 6
@QueenieB: @Queenjeanne: haha sorry i’ve enabled you!
@Aprilsfool: yeah i really like them – we’ll see how my ebay luck is!
Post # 7
I haven’t gotten anything– though I have been extremely tempted to start buying fabric for making my dress, particularly since I am going to put a lot of fabric flowers on it, and I’m going to make the flowers, too. I’m really hoping that my SO and I end up being engaged for a little more than a year, because I’ll still be a grad student if it happens when I think it will, and making a complicated dress is likely to take me months, especially because I don’t want him to see it and we have a tiny house!
I do have a lot of vintage lace in my posession that I’m planning to use on the dress. It’s really hard not to start getting fabric and making those flowers, but I refuse to purchase anything that is SPECIFICALLY wedding stuff until I’m engaged. I’m just being superstitious. Plus my taste tends to change a lot, so I’d be afraid to buy shoes or a veil before having the dress design finalized.
What I have been doing is collecting a massive number of dress inspiration pictures on Pinterest in a special “dress design” board, and when I’m in my most boring classes, I sketch dress ideas in my notebook. . .
Post # 8
@peonyinlove: I think that if you know you’d wear those shoes to other events, you could totally get them! They are almost identical to the Choos that you like– and you could make them even more similar by adding some crystals to the toe area. 😉 I wish I could wear heels like that!
Post # 9
The last shoes with the stones on them are delicious!!
DAYS after our engagement Fiance insisted we buy wedding invitations we found on sale. It was too cute! I scrapbook and craft, so I’ll be able to customize them. 🙂
Post # 10
I already knew I was going to be engaged (he told me he bought the ring and we were already making plans) but the only thing I let myself buy pre-engagement was a tank-top off etsy that says “Sweating for the Wedding” on it. I didn’t wear it until after we were officially engaged though.
Post # 11
We talked about getting married, but supposedly, we started looking at venues to get an idea of how much we had to save up. Yeah. Not so much. The engagement happened a year before I thought it would (that was all part of his plan to surprise me) and the wedding is happening 1 year from engagement so he wanted to make sure we didn’t waste a few months in picking a venue. Smart guy that Fiance is 😉
Post # 12
@peonyinlove: There’s a Steve Madden version of the half-strassed Jimmy Choos if you care to look for them.
My caution with buying shoes is that you don’t have a dress yet…if you bought a shoe that didn’t go with the dress you picked then you would be out the money you already spent.
Also, I bought all of my bridesmaid’s dresses before I was engaged. I knew all their sizes because 4/5 were in a wedding that summer and the other was my sister. I couldn’t risk then going out of stock before I needed them and they are an integral piece of the whole atmosphere. I couldn’t find anything like them anywhere else – and like you said – the price was right.
Post # 13
@peonyinlove: I just posted in the SIUP thread yesterday about this! A facebook friend posted all these pictures from her wedding last week. She had sort of a steampunk/vintage vibe but I noticed a LOT of old, hard cover books. My SO & I are avid readers and I’ve had this literary themed wedding building in my mind. It is so incredibly hard for me not to message this girl and ask if she’s selling the books! LOL I think decor is a bit much… but shoes? Shoes you can get away with!
Post # 14
I have pretty much everything. Dress, veil, accessories, shoes, venue, caterer, officiant, musician, etc. We have a date set, but are not ‘officially’ engaged.
Post # 15
@MexiPino: ohhh what a great theme!
@suburbian: if i don’t win this pair, i’ll definitely have to check out the steve maddens – thanks! i’d love to see the bm dresses you bought!
@charmedbee: wow what a surprise!
@luluvohn: there are soo many great things on etsy – i could spend hours!
@Cristuna: that’s so sweet – i think it’s really cool you’re going to customize them. i’m not super crafty – but i try! i’ve had a few diy successes this year, we moved into our own place and i love looking around and thinking ‘i made that!’
@Creiddylad: omgosh you’re making your dress – with vintage lace? swooooon!
Post # 16
@peonyinlove: Yeeessss. 😀 I’ve sewed things since I was a kid and have made a partial living being a seamstress. . . and I’m a poor grad student so I don’t have money to purchase the kind of dress I’d want! I looooooove Claire Pettibone’s dresses– the vintagey ones (like Titanic-era ones) and the modern ones that have flowers all over them. I’m going to do something that’s a combination of those two ideas. At least I think so. I will have to make a mockup of it and make sure the design works. . . I wish I could do that soon, but nope, can’t allow it until I’m engaged! (That is one of the very few things that I worry about jinxing myself with.)