Post # 1
I am 14 months from my wedding and I have a shopping excursion planned this Saturday to go dress shopping with my mom.
I feel kinda silly though as I am still 14 months away from the wedding and am starting my dress search. I don’t want salespeople to think I am wasting their time.
Is 14 months too early to start the dress hunt?
Post # 3
I first went shopping in December last year, 19 months from my date. I didn’t buy anything until 2 weeks ago, but I say there’s no harm in starting to look early. Good luck!
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s ever too early to start looking, doing research, and getting a feel for what you truly want… but actually buying that early might result in dress regret.
Post # 5
I went dress shopping more than two years before my wedding because I wanted my grandmother to be able to see me in a dress and she’s already almost 90. All the shop people were very nice and none of them gave me the impression they thought that I was wasting their time :o)
Post # 6
nope. Go for it.
He proposed in June, I went dress shopping and found my dress at the end of July.
15 mos before the wedding
Post # 7
I wanted to start at around that time but didn’t as my BM was getting married and I didn’t want to see like I was jumping on the band wagon, so I waited till after she was married. The earlier the better – the more styles and shapes you can try on.
Post # 8
Too early to me is not even being engaged. I think you’re good 🙂
Post # 9
Definitely go for it. It’s fun and a good opportunity get familiar with what you like and don’t like. If you’re anything like me, your taste will evolve, so you might as well go through that journey now whilst you still have time! I also ordered a dress online, which i have now and which I love, yet my wedding is two years away!
If you do go, please share pics if poss! And have fun!
Post # 10
i think that’s perfectly fine. I personally wouldn’t do it becuase I would have a fear of second guessing but ive heard of a lot of people doing it that early
Post # 11
I wish I would have waited as long as possible. My “vision” changed the more my planning progressed, and I also lost a lot of weight which resulted in me buying a second dress.
Post # 12
I knew I wanted a Maggie Sottero and had heard horror stories of it taking up to 9 mos. so go for it. Better safe than sorry. I would definitely recommend starting at the latest latest this fall because when wedding season peaks next spring you never know how long it may take for your dress to come in considering your wedding is in April.
Post # 13
i think you should make a point of not buying anything on your first visit. Don’t make the same mistake as me, shop around!
Post # 14
I found my dress about 13 months before my wedding, I was lucky to find one I loved after just a few times looking, other girls search for months and months tho, I think you’re smart to start looking early!
Post # 15
No way, go for it. But once you find the dress stop looking! I think that’s the problem lots of women have. And if you think you’ve found the one, sleep on it. Mull it over for a day or two. If you still love it, go back and get it.
Post # 16
I voted yes because some people buy it right away and then have all this time left and torture themselves by looking at other dresses >.< so I wouldn’t do it RIGHT this second. But, with that said they do take a long time to come in. I ordered mine in January and it just came in. So you can look, just don’t find one and then like…continue to look.