How soon is too soon to buy the dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

i would wait. 2015 is soo long away, anything could happen!! You have no idea what size you will be in 2015, let alone how much your style will change, or if a new and better dress will hit the market!

Post # 4
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

WAIT! Especially if you are planning on buying a dress from a consignment store because their stock is always changing and you have plenty of time. I understand the need for finding a dress because of how exciting the experience it will be. Start the other aspects of planning like venue and wedding theme to keep you busy for now.

Like the previous posters said a lot can change in 2 years. 


Post # 5
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would never buy a dress more than a year before but that’s because I would definitely change my mind as more styles came out. Everyone is different though so some people are able to do it with no problems.

Post # 6
4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Totally depends on your personality. If you always envisioned yourself trying on a million dresses and choosing one, then I’d say keep looking and wait to purchase.

If you are very decisive about most things and typically make purchases without regretting them later, then you may be fine to get the one you love. I never wanted to try on a bunch of dresses, and had found my dream dress online to use as inspiration. When we bumped into it in a local dress shop on super sale, we pulled the trigger.

My point is: you know you. If you think there’s a chance you’ll regret it and want to try on more, wait. But if you aren’t really interesting in repeating the dress-trying-on process, go for it.

Post # 7
4511 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would til at least a year (or less) out.


Post # 8
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think 2 years out is too soon. If you plan on reselling, it’s hard to do that if it’s a very old or discontinued dress. If you’re buying a dress that is already used and it is only July 2013, nobody will be actively searching for it in June 2015 or later to purchase. I’d wait a year! Can’t hurt to know what silhouette looks best, but actually buying a dress is a pretty bad idea (just search for “dress regret” on here and see how many people who bought early ended up as 2 dress brides!).

Post # 9
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I would wait. I had a 2 year engagement and my dress tastes were all over the place. Eleven months of shopping and one dress regret later… 

I know it’s hard to wait and I love to jump in and get things done too, but I think you should wait. 

Post # 10
1574 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It’s way too soon. My style changed from one year to the next in what I thought I wanted to wear, so seriously give yourself about a year out. It will come before you know it!

Post # 11
31 posts

I am getting married Oct. 2014 and I bought my dress a few weeks ago. Same thing happened with me. It was going out of stock… So glad I did it!!!

Post # 12
886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I purchased my dress a year and a half before the wedding.  Super early according to my family/friends.  We had gone to so many bridal salons and as soon as I tried it on I just knew it was the dress.  I never ever had a single ounce of dress regret.  I’d say it’s ok to shop around but do not purchase until you know deep down that you love it.  They bridal cosultants all use the trick well it may get discontinued soon so you shouldn’t wait too long … in most cases untrue.  They said the same about my dress and it’s still there!  Guess it’s a sales tactic. 

Post # 13
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

My wedding is in March 2015, i found mine whilst trying on dresses for fun for the third time and i fell in love, i look at the pictures of it everyday! it totally depends on your personality! there are probably plenty of gorgeous dresses but now i don’t feel the need to stress 🙂

Post # 14
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m getting married June 2014 and I bought my dress in February 2013. I did the EXACT same thing, I thought I would go and try on dresses to get an idea of what I wanted. I found a dress that I fell madly, deeply in love with and bought it.

Post # 15
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I would wait about a year or a little earlier.  My dress is taking about 9 months!

Post # 16
7 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

It’s never early to buy your wedding dress. For me, wedding will be next year, but i’m preparing right now. hahaha

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