Too Far Out to Buy Dress??

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Too Soon?
    Yes - take a chill pill weirdo : (18 votes)
    72 %
    No - Just shut up and do it : (7 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 2
    644 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I tried on a ton of dresses before I knew I was ready to buy. I say go ahead and try it on but absolutely DO NOT BUY IT. You can ask the store to keep your information and they can usually let you know if they are removing it from stock. New dresses will come out every season so you may fall in love with multiple dresses. It may even be cheaper in a year!

    Post # 3
    2791 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    Go try it on. Sure. Do it. The shop will save the style number for you. Give it a few months before you buy it just to be sure. I wouldn’t buy it this far in advance… but my friend has. (Her’s is Sept 2016). As long as the style isn’t discontinued then there shouldn’t be any issues ordering it later. It’s not going anywhere!

    Post # 4
    261 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    which dress is it, go try loads on, but don’t buy yet

    Post # 5
    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

    Do not buy one yet. You will never know. New collections come out every 1/4..omg I wish I would have waited. some of the new ones are spectacular.

    Post # 6
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

    sauve2015:  I would at least try it on…definitely not buy. That way you know if that’s what you want to if you need to start looking at other styles. I fell in love with a dress and didn’t want to look seriously at anything else I was just casually looking. Then I tried it on I did not like the way it fit me and went with a totally different dress.

    Post # 7
    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    sauve2015:  nothing wrong with trying it on and looking around, but don’t buy this early. i ordered mine 9 months before my wedding and even that seemed a bit early (considering that it arrived 12 days after i ordered it HAHAH!) just make sure you have all the details on it and make a final decision closer to spring of next year maybe?

    Post # 8
    585 posts
    Busy bee

    sauve2015:  Do NOT buy yet. I wouldn’t even suggest trying it on. It will just make you lust for it even more. (harsh I know ). You have almost 2 years, which means almost 4 new lines are going to come out from a bajillion designers each season. I am sure you will buy it, keep looking and fall head over heels in love with another one, then be up poo creek.

    Post # 9
    25 posts
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I did not vote in the poll because this is entirely up to you depending on circumstance. I just bought my wedding dress and my wedding is in two years. The reason why I did this was because we are personally in a financial position where if we don’t start collecting things now the wedding will not happen. We are handling the entire cost of the wedding. Also some say the dress sets the tone for the wedding. For me, this meant that I needed to take care of the dress first. So for me personally, it wasnt too early especially since I knew I found the one. I thought it would take me way longer to find my dress, but it took me two trips and I do not regret it at all! It is a huge relief to have that taken care of and this allows me to make final decisions on all other attire and decor. If any part of YOU feels it is too early then you shouldnt have gone shopping to begin with. But if you can’t stop thinking about the dress GO GET IT. Obviously wait til closer to the wedding for any alterations though. And do not tell them your real wedding date, at all, ever. 

    Post # 10
    559 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    My wedding isn’t until 11/14/2015 and I bought my dress in August. Not quite two years out, but still significantly early. I have zero regrets. I found the dress, I fell in love and now I have absolutely no desire to look anymore. Just my two cents!

    Post # 11
    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee


    Well I have a couple points to share with you. I am a dress consultant at a small bridal boutique, my first point would be if this is your dress and you buy early DO NOT keep looking. The only dresses you should be shopping for after that are your bridesmaids. Buying early is not a bad thing I mean most brides purchase a year before. Also there is no gaurantee that dress will still be in production closer to your wedding. Collections are changed every spring and fall and old dresses get discontinued. I just had to tell a bride I could not get her dress because she waited too long to order and it is being discontinued. Use your discretion and if this is your dream pull the trigger but be smart about not shopping anymore and stand behind your choice. Congrats and good luck!

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  llussier.
    Post # 12
    1223 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    sauve2015:  I would try it on but I wouldn’t commit to it just yet. My wedding isn’t until 2016 too. We have plenty of time to find the one!

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