Post # 1
So, we aren’t getting married until fall 2015, but I’ve absolutely fallen in love with a dress from DB (I know…not everyone’s a fan…). The dress is from the Spring 2013 collection and I really want to go and try it on, but the wedding is so far off and I’m planning on losing weight for it. I know alterations could take it in, but if I drop sizes like I plan to, I think it would still look strange. I called earlier just to see if they had it already, and they said that appointments were filling up fast because everyone is getting engaged right now. So, should I make an appointment and try on the dress or wait until the wedding is closer to even start looking at dresses?
Post # 3
My wedding is a few months before yours and I’m waiting until 2 years before because I’m afraid my body will change to much or I’ll change my mind :/ I want to go so badly but I feel like it’s best to wait.
Post # 4
Personally, I would wait. I think buying too early is a recipe for dress regret. Also, unless it is a “classic” design, it may not be your fancy 2+ years from now.
I wouldn’t worry about the dress being large and looking weird when taken in. I have some lovely dresses that I bought in sizes medium and large, and had tailored to my size (small or x-small). They look lovely. Better than if I had bought my size. What I WOULD worry about is that you’ll drop weight and decide you want to highlight your new figure/assets, and the dress you buy now hides them.
I have a lovely ballgown style dress I had bought about 16 years ago when I was previously engaged. I really think it’s a gorgeous dress, I still love it and I could still wear it today if I chose (not that I would), EXCEPT I have lost about 30 pounds since I bought it, and while it would highlight my little waist, it would hide the rest of my figure. I’m proud of my figure, and I wouldn’t want to cover it like that. After losing some weight, you may feel the same way. Just something to consider.
Post # 5
I would wait as well, based on the reasonings that have been mentioned. But I think it’s a great idea to start flipping through magazines, browsing dress styles online, etc. to start getting a feel for what dresses you like!
Post # 6
way too early in my opinion you should wait until about the 1 year mark.
Post # 7
WAIT! I would wait until probably around the 1 year mark at least. If you buy it too early there is a strong chance you will have dress regret once you start seeing new styles come out! What you want out of your dress could also completely change in 2.5 years.
Post # 8
definitely wait. the dress you saw at db will still be there next year.
besides, with the bridal shops so busy right now, you won’t have the best experience.
Post # 9
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
YES. I bought my dress 9 months before my wedding and now seeing all the new styles coming out I want to go shopping again! You could go through this THREE times before your wedding with all the new styles that will come out in all this time, plus what else do you have planned? Your venue and other details may change what you’re thinking for a dress.
Post # 10
@mchitt329: We already have a venue, so I know how I what I want from my dress.
Also, as far as dress envy goes, I’m not one to change my mind about important things, ever. If I say THIS is the dress, doesn’t matter how many other dresses come out, I will not change my mind. FI and I are also paying for the wedding ourselves, so especially if money gets put down, there is no going back. I don’t really care about the wedding, I care about the marriage. If every little last detail isn’t right, it’s whatever. The dress is just a dress. If I like it now, I’ll like it then.
Post # 11
I would wait… especially if you plan to lose sizes. and it may go on sale before then too 🙂
Post # 12
FH and I just pushed our date back from 2013 to 2014, and I was excited about going dress shopping, but now that it’s been pushed back, I’ve decided to wait. I’m very indecisive though and I know that if I buy a dress now, I’ll probably change my mind later and I don’t have the money required to change my mind.
If you’re determined to go soon, is it a style that you could have altered either way? In case your body does change between now and then?
Post # 13
@SouthernGirl: It’s a dropped waist A-line skirt, corsetted ruched bodice. Strapless. I think it’s something that could be altered, the only worry would be the corsetted top. I could always talk to them about it, though.
Post # 14
@notestasiskis: I would do that then if you’re postive about the dress and you want to go ahead and buy it in the near future.
Post # 15
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
You should really wait. Trends change, tastes change. With how many posts there are on here about dress regret, I’d definitely wait. You have SO much time. Plus, you may change your vision for your wedding by then too… and what if this perfect dress doesn’t fit that vision?
Post # 16
You seem like you already pretty much have your mind made up because you keep defending your thinking, so why not go ahead and buy it?