When did you buy your dress?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: When did you get your dress?
    Right away, I couldn't wait! : (16 votes)
    24 %
    I waited a ittle while, didn't want to stress. : (30 votes)
    45 %
    I waited and saved up for a few months. : (7 votes)
    11 %
    I waited over 6 months. : (9 votes)
    14 %
    I waited over 1 year. : (3 votes)
    5 %
    I got it as soon as I knew I wanted to marry him! : (1 votes)
    2 %
    I got it before he proposed and said that now we have to get married! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We got engaged last August and I purchased my dress this January.  I wanted to loose a little weight before dress shopping and wait for my sister, who lives across the country, to come into town.  Good thing I didn’t wait much longer because my dress just came in from the designer a couple days ago and my wedding is in September!  I have my first fitting appointment for alterations next Wednesday and am super excited to try my dress on again finally!

    Post # 4
    2057 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

    I wanted to enjoy being engaged before buying a dress; it was very surreal. I bought my dress within a month of being engaged. However, I was guilty of slipping my bridesmaid’s ring on my ring finger to go dress shopping with my MOH and much later, with my cousin. It gave me a “Yikes, I really need to save up for a dress” wake-up call. So, I started saving over the span of two years, but only ended up spending 37% of my maximum dress budget. (Max budget was $2k, but realistically would like to stay less than 1k. My dress ended up being 749 + 5% GST. Alterations would top it to around $800-ish)

    I’m lucky we decided on an outdoor wedding ceremony like I’d envisioned — though Mr. Bug had once told me on MSN messenger (when we first met) that he loves outdoor weddings; he was watching Runaway Bride while chatting with me on his computer. (This was over 6 years ago) Had we picked a more formal church setting, I’d be scrambling for another dress. Nope, just one dress — no regrets. All I have got left for dresses is getting a cheongsam custom-made and my FGs’ dresses made.

    Post # 5
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    4 months after getting engaged

    Post # 6
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We got engaged in February.  I chose my dress in March, but I didn’t actually purchase it until December, eight months before the wedding.

    Post # 7
    1090 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Tigerlilybride:  This needs a funny poll!

    I just bought mine last month, so 6 months before the wedding (it was off the rack) and more than a year after getting engaged.

    Actually, I haven’t paid it off completely yet, so it’s technically not “bought” yet.

    Post # 9
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We got engaged in October, and I went shopping in January and bought the same day. I bought off the rack so I took it home with me.  I went 8 months before the wedding in case I needed to order a dress, but luckly I didn’t.

    Post # 10
    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I got my dress 4 months after being engaged, and 6 months before our wedding

    Post # 11
    143 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Got engaged in May and bought the dress in early December. I’m one of the few people who really dreaded dress shopping, so I put it off as long as I could. I was actually getting afraid I wouldn’t get it ordered in time!  But I found the perfect dress at a sample sale, so I guess it all worked out.

    Post # 12
    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I started shopping right after getting engaged, but it took about a month or two of searching to actually find it. I bought it about 8 months out from the wedding date, thinking I’d need to order it, but as it turned out I simply bought the sample!

    Post # 13
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Tigerlilybride:  I got in about a month, but I didn’t vote because the reason why I got the dress so early was not because I couldn’t wait but because I was told I should get it ASAP as our engagement is only 7months. It took two visits for me to find the dress. 

    Post # 14
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We got engaged Feb 2013 and I will start dress shopping 7 or 8 months later (October to November timeframe). We are getting married September 2013 so I’m sure to have enough time if I get hot on a dress come the autumn.

    Post # 15
    417 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We got engaged in October and I picked my dress in May.  I didn’t want to run out and pick a dress right away because my “vision” of what I wanted changed so much. 

    Post # 16
    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I got my dress right away after getting engaged.  I ended up with dress regret and selling it and buying a new dress which I am in love with.  I can’t wait to wear it.

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