Post # 1
My wedding will be in May 2011, which is quite awhile away. I was browsing a bridal gown store with a friend who will be married in June2010, and I absolutely fell in love with a gown! It’s so ME and I love it!!! I don’t know how often designers discontinue styles, and am worried if I try to buy it later, it will no longer be available. If I buy it now, what will I do with it for almost 2 years? Is it ok to just hang in the closet? How common is it for a gown to yellow?
Post # 3
If you are sure you won’t change your mind, go for it!
I think if it’s stored correctly, it shouldn’t yellow. But I would check with the bridal shop about it.
Post # 4
Like tessabella said, be sure you wont change your mind. 2 years is a long time, you might get some dress envy. I got mine about 7 months before mine and STILL had dress envy. Though every time I put it back on, that goes away =o) It shouldnt yellow if it is stored properly for that time. My moms has been in her closet for 26 years and is barely yellowed, she is very careful about how she stores it. you are right in syaing that it might be gone by the time you are ready to purchase, so again, if you’re sure, go for it! When ya know ya know =O)
Post # 5
I agree, if you aren’t going to change your mind, go for it. I bought my dress three months ago and will be getting married in October…and I know I’ve questioned my decision once or twice. I think if it’s stored properly (ask the bridal salon) it shouldn’t yellow.
Post # 6
If you KNOW that you won’t change your mind I don’t see any harm in buying it. What dress is it? Some designers, like Casablanca, NEVER discontinue their sytles. Just make sure if you DO buy it – STOP looking at dresses, there are SO many beautiful ones out there it’s so easy to start thinking of yourself wearing another dress.
Post # 7
I bought my dress in October, and my wedding isn’t until June 2010. I love my dress, but I’ve seen so many other new styles that I LOVE. I would say to wait a little while before choosing, just to be sure. Just from my experience.
Post # 8
I bought my dress in mid-December, and my wedding isn’t till next October.. and I still love it and I can’t wait to wear it. But it’s really your choice and your experience – my original plan was to get it this past June, still quite early.
Post # 9
i agree if you don’t change your mind, it’s never too early to buy it – assuming you can store it w/o your FI peeking or having it be crushed. I find a girl never has enough closet space.
but more importantly, do you have a view as to what your wedding is going to be like? i shopped for a dress as I was looking for a venue. that made it difficult because I found that some dresses would go better with certain venues than others. and i had a hard time deciding both as a result! not sure if that matters to you?
Post # 10
Knowing me personally, I wouldn’t buy a dress more than a year ahead of time…and probably closer to 8-9 months. My mind changed around the 7 month mark and I’m SO glad I wasn’t locked into something, so I could pick something different. i would have been so unhappy with anything else!
It’s a tough call because lots may change in almost two years! But I would be cautious about buying this early if i were you.