Post # 1
I still have a little less than a year before the wedding. I found a gown that I’m very, very seriously considering as “the one” –
Alfred Angelo, 809:
I love this dress, and a part of me wants to run out and buy it from the bridal salon right now – because they have it available in my size as a sample that is HALF off the price of the dress. I could never afford the dress if I ordered it brand new.
But is it too early? If I go ahead and get it, how can I avoid dress regret???
Any advice is greatly appreciated – thanks hive!!!
Post # 3
Absolutely don’t buy it unless you KNOW it’s the one.
And then, stop looking at other dresses so you don’t end up with dress envy and then go out and buy another dress.
Post # 4
The dress is beautiful.
Have you tried it on? Did if feel and look fabulous?
Are you fairly steady in your weight? (you don’t want to gain or lose much if you are buying this early)
Are you prepared to stop looking at dresses once you have bought this?
If yes, then I think you should go for it – saving that kind of money will mean money for other things at the wedding, which you will feel good about.
The most important thing is to STOP LOOKING!!!! Maybe when you go look at the dress, try on other styles to ensure that this is the look that you love, and not somthing you are settling for because you are excited/the price is right. Buy a dress that you feel good in and makes you feel happy.
Also, I suggest looking at Mrs. Swan’s posting (sorry, I don’t know how to link it) and read about how she was happy with the dress she wore. It is my mantra when i get a little dress envy.
Keep in mind too, that a lot of girls order their dress this early, your’s just happens to be in the store.
Best of luck, let us know what you decide to do!
Post # 5
oh, by STOP LOOKING I meant, stop looking after you find your dress…
Post # 6
Have you tried on any dresses and mostly have you tried on this specific one? If you really think this is THE dress, I suggest making a marathon weeked of tryin on dresses. A friend of mine fell in love with the first dress she tried on but was super reluctant to buy it (even though it was a sample/clearance dress and would be WAAAAY below her budget). The lady at the store said they would hold the dress for 24 hours. So being that we had the rest of the day free we proceded to go to every bridal salon in the area and try on countless dresses! It was insane, we finally dragged our tired feeties back to the original store and original dress and she looked AMAZING. It turned out the first dress was THE dress and what was better is she didn’t have to wonder if she should have tried on more, or if she could have gotten a better deal and so on and so forth.
Post # 7
That is a beautiful dress. I ordered my dress 10 months before my wedding, and it came in with 3 months to get alterations done, so I really don’t think it’s too early to be looking, it may just feel like it because you can take it home with you. I had tons of doubts about my dress while I was waiting for it to come in, but I think that’s normal with a purchase that has so much pressure put on it.
I have a few suggestions if you do buy it, to keep from driving yourself crazy over the next year. Try on as many dresses before you do as you can, in as many styles as you can, and take as many pictures as you can. I still go back through the rejects sometimes and compare to my dress and feel much better. Sometimes those dresses start looking better in my mind than they did on my body, or I see a similar cut and forget what it did to my hips. 🙂 Pictures help. And when I see my wedding dress I know that that is as close as I could get to the picture in my head of what I wanted to look like when I married my sweetheart.
Good luck, whatever you decide!
Post # 8
It isn’t too early! You need to allow time for the dress to come in and for alterations! I agree that you ought to locate it in a store and try it on for sizing and just to see if you get that glow!
I ordered my dress in November and it just came in last month due to the hurricanes and issues in Asia. I’m glad I allowed plenty of time 🙂
Post # 9
I ordered mine 15 months out. And have had periodic dress regret, but if you’re okay with telling your bride brain to shut up and this is the perfect dress, then buy it because it’s an amazing deal.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House
Buy it now!! Its so pretty and 50% off? I shopped TWO years out. That’s too early. Under 1 year? You’re good. To order new can take 9 months to get a dress in anyway, and this is a great deal 🙂 I support it.