Post # 1
Here’s the dilemma:
Backstory: My boyfriend and I have been seriously pursuing marriage for awhile now. We been diamond shopping, venue shopping, have been in pre-marital couseling for 2 months, and have set a date for Fall of 2013. We’ve dated for over two years and both families are aware that we are headed to the altar!
Sooo, here’s the problem:I know I wasn’t supposed to look at dresses before the engagement – so sue me, but I found THE dress – on sale, and in my size. I already nixed the whole “jinxing” concept and went ahead and tried on the dress before there’s a ring on my finger and of course it was perfect and flattering on every curve.
I know some bees out there will probably frown upon this behavior, but would it be completly “crazy” to purchase this dress before the actual proposal? It will be sometime in the next two months and the prime factor in purchasing the dress now rather than waiting is the fact that the dress isn’t a typical wedding gown, but is this beauty instead:
As a result, it’s getting increasing hard to find online and in store. Last I checked there’s one – ONE aside from the above mentioned dress left available for purchase – anywhere. My other concern is that no one was there to see me try it on, and I’ll be missing out on the whole “operation dress” festivities, although I seceretly think that might be a good thing (too many opinions), but may sadden my Mom and sisters.
What should I do bees?! Thanks in advance for your help!!
Post # 3
can you return the dress? if you can, then i don’t see why not. but i think i wouldn’t because i would miss out on the “operation dress” festivities and that’s a big deal for me.
Post # 4
I think you should get it! Personally, I’m not a big fan of the “operation dress” stuff, so any chance to miss out on that is good for me! Also, you could always just keep it in the wardrobe until your wedding, and still do some dress shopping with your family. Then they still get the experience of seeing you try on dresses, and you’ve got the dress you want
Post # 5
I wouldn’t. You don’t know anything about your wedding yet. Details could change and your dress may not fit. Plus, lots of bees end up with dress regret because they buy too early. Maybe wait a month or two, plan where the wedding will happen and then try it again?
Post # 6
Thanks for everyone’s feedback. I got the blessing from my Mom today to go ahead and buy the dress so it’s a GO! Thank you for all your imput. You guys were a big help in squelshing my dilemma.
I’m betting my next post will be what sort of veil and shrug to pair with it!
Have a great night everyone!
Post # 7
That’s great. Then others can still be involved in helping you put together your outfit!
Post # 8
Yes Ma’am! And I thought of something maybe kinda new – at least I’ve never heard of anyone doing this – but I’m going to host a “Dress Reveal” party and invite my bridal party and both Moms. No boys allowed! I may be able to roll this into a bridal shower, but yeh, that’s the soft plan as of now.
I also really love the idea of fawning over my Mom and Future Mother-In-Law as they choose thier dresses for the big day. This is just as much my day as it is thiers 🙂
Post # 9
Get it. The “operation dress” thing isn’t always what you’d hoped for… if the dress makes you happy, go for it. before i was engaged i REALLY loved a Priscilla of Boston dress and couldn’t wait till the day I could have it. but, a few months before proposal, Priscilla went out of business. I was so close to going to the final sale and just getting the dress even though I wasn’t engaged yet, but I bought into the bad luck thing. Needless to say, once I was engaged it was nowhere to be found and while I love the dress I ended up with, I still think about the Priscilla dress…