Not yet engaged… dream dress being DISCONTINUED! Buy?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I buy the dress before I'm even engaged?
    BUY IT - that's a damn good deal and it might not be around when you get engaged! : (141 votes)
    59 %
    DON'T BUY IT - only crazy bees buy dresses before they're engaged, duh! You'll find something else. : (90 votes)
    38 %
    Other -- explain. : (6 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Dorian5:  I say don’t do it. You are not even engaged yet and naything could happen. Also, I am almost certain you will find something you like better between now and your hypothetical wedding. So many pretty styles come out a couple of times a year. If you buy now I bet you’d regret it.

    Post # 4
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    1125 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Well you have a wedding date in mind and the ring is being done. So you have decided that you are getting married. In my book, you are engaged. It’s not like marriage is not on the table or if it was a vague idea. So I’d go try the dress on.

    But in my experience, my dream dress was not at all like the one I finally bought, I had to try on many, many dresses before I fuond the one, so I wouldn’t buy unless I tried it on.

    Great price though!

    Post # 5
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    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

     

    @Dorian5:  

    Can we see the dress? I really think you will find something similar when you are engaged. And you haven’t tried it on yet, either, so the dress you have in your head could turn out to be totally wrong for your body. 

    Please share when you get a moment! 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    1432 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    You might be sad once you are engaged that you will miss out on dress shopping. Also, you don’t really know what kind of vibe your wedding will have yet, ie, don’t have the venue (or maybe you do?). On the other hand, that is a really inexpensive dress and maybe you could just sell it online if you change your mind.

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

    I wouldnt buy it, but mainly b/c I would NEVER buy a dress that I wasn’t able to try on. I was amazed when I did start trying on dresses not only how different dresses actually looked on me, but also how much my own opinion of what I liked changed once it was actually ON me.

    Post # 8
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    841 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @mommytobee:  +1. What I thought was my “dream dress” was nothing even remotely close to what I ended up buying. You don’t want to make this decision in haste (especially without trying it on), or you may regret it down the road.

    Post # 10
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    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    BUY IT.

    If things don’t work out, you can sell it – and $200 REALLY isn’t a big expense for your dream dress.

    Will you regret it if you don’t buy it?
    If the answer is yes, then you know what you want already.

    PS you can certainly miss the dress shopping – I skipped it (bought online, perfect dress on the first shot) and it spared me a lot of stress!!!

    Post # 11
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    4639 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    My ‘dream’ dress was not at all what looked good on me. After getting engaged I looked at tons of dresses and all of my favorites ended up looking awful on.. I ended up with something I was completely against. Sometimes when looking at pictures, we see ourselves looking great in something, when it may not actually be flattering at all..

    I wouldn’t buy it. You haven’t tried it on and just because you say its your ‘dream’ dress.. doesn’t mean it is! Your opinion will likely change once you try different styles on.

    Post # 12
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    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @raspberrymojito:  Great point! I bought my dress online, and I did great a freaking great deal but I do wish I’d had the experience of trying on dresses with my mom 🙁

    Post # 14
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    55 posts
    Worker bee

    DON’T BUY IT! Too many factors might change from now until your wedding. Example, will the dress still match your venue? Fashion changes, your taste changes, even your weight might change, what if it don’t fit anymore? Save your money, don’t do it!

    Post # 15
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    129 posts
    Blushing bee

    I disagre with everyone else! It’s $200. If you change your mind and want a different one you can always resell it (might get less but it’s still only $200). I did it and it’s still my dream dress! And if it remains your dream dress, you can take that extra money you didn’t spend on the dress and splurge in another area. I say go for it. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @Dorian5:  it is beautiful, and I love the peek-a-boo ruffly stuff! 🙂

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