Post # 1
We are getting married in another city interstate and then leaving from there for our honeymoon a few days after the wedding.
We’ll be heading off to Europe, and are in the market for some warm clothes (we live in summerwear for most of the year where we live!).
My question is, should I shop around now for warm clothes (either online or at local shops) while we are still at home, and bring our honeymoon gear interstate with us when we leave for the wedding, OR should we just wait until we get to the wedding city and buy our stuff there? Might add that there’s no shortage of places to go shopping in the Gold Coast…
I do see the practicality in waiting until we get to the wedding city before we buy things (less luggage), but I guess I’m asking because I’m currently watching a few items on EBay/have a few online favourites saved and am just concerned that if I don’t buy them now, I won’t be able to find anything I like as much if I just forgo them and do our shopping in the wedding city instead.
Ugh. Yeah, I think too much about the details… But opinions and advice welcome 🙂
Post # 3
@ksus07: At the very least you should have a few warm clothes before you go. You can supplement once you arrive at your destination, but it may be expensive and inconvenient.
Post # 4
@ksus07: It might be less luggage but what about coming home? I am not sure it would even out in the end. Also depending where you are getting married, are you sure warm clothes will be in season and the shopping is available? Is that how you really want to spend your time before your wedding? I would personally buy now, especially on particular pieces I wanted, and go from there at the destination if needed but mainly I’d want what I needed before I left. But I’m a planner – I would be super stressed to wait til the last minute.
Post # 5
You’ll have so much going on in those days before the wedding, the last thing you’ll want to do is shop for honeymoon clothes.
Post # 6
You’d still have to bring whatever you buy back, so it doesn’t really save space…and it will be expensive one there. There’s no way I’d wait to shop for the right season clothing at the destination and feel rushed and pressured to buy proper clothing, especially in such an expensive place.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
@ksus07: there’s going to be so much going on already when you get to your wedding destination. Don’t add to your stress and at least get the bare minimum for your honeymoon
Post # 8
@antisocialite: @JenGirl: @gingerkitten: Sorry, I guess I should have made myself clearer. We have about 4 days AFTER the wedding BEFORE we leave for the honeymoon in which we’d be able to do some shopping. Yeah I’m already booked up the couple of days before the big day!!
Post # 9
@antisocialite: It will be Autumn in Australia in April, which suits us fine. It will be Spring in Europe when we go, but like I said, we are used to warmer temperatures and have looked up expected temps for the time that we’ll be there and I’m 100% certain that we will be FREEZING! 😛
@pinkshoes: I think the costs are the same to what I’d find online as there are so many direct factory outlets there (I’ve been before and it’s pretty good value). I think I’m just overly worried I won’t find anything I like/fits well.
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
@ksus07: still, you’ll be on “vacation”. Shopping is fun if you aren’t looking for something specific, but if you need something certain in a short time, it’s very stressful. If you want to you can still go but I wouldn’t. Maybe I’m just a ball of stress! And as PP mentioned, you’ll have to have enough luggage to bring the new clothes back, anyway.
Are the clothes in your destination special for some reason (designer outlets, amazing selection, etc)? If so, I can understand wanting to shop there.
Post # 11
@gingerkitten: My mother-in-law to be has kindly offered to take any of our things back home with her (i.e. wedding dress, suits, other stuff we won’t need on the honeymoon), so we’ll have some room for a new warm jacket or two and some boots etc.
The destination is somewhere we’ve been before and shopped at; lots of places to go and cheaper than buying at home/same as buying online. That was the main appeal.
We don’t really care for whether designer clothes (which are also widely available there), but I guess a wide selection of things to choose from would be good. Just trying to figure out what’s most practical/money smart I guess.