Yes to the dress (without a ring)?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

if you are 100% certain he is going to ask you soon and you both talked about plans for a wedding immediately to follow then i would probably buy it and store it away secretly. however, im a person that believes things may not always go as planned so i prob wouldnt risk it…until youre actually planning the wedding and paying for the things you may end up doing a wedding that was totally different than your vision. sometimes you end up changing what you wanted in a dress to go with a dress that compliments the venue and the theme. 

Post # 3
1417 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

You should try it on to see if you still love it- I loved things on the hanger that just didnt look good on. Also u may be sad if u buy it now bc you’ll miss out on going dress shopping w family or friends. 

Post # 4
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You should try on the dress- you might be surprised and not love as much as you thought you would (or maybe you won’t).  That is an amazing price for a wedding gown- especially a beaded gown.  

However, be aware that new styles come out all the time and there are SO many gorgeous wedding dresses out there, and that you might just love the dress because you are just starting the process of thinking about your wedding.  I really wanted this dress I tried on at the first store I went to that was on clearance for 700 dollars (also an Oleg Cassini actually… but an aline gown).  I felt pretty in it and was overcome by being in a wedding dress for the first time and by the price.  My mom wanted me to look at more dresses, so we let the dress go.  While the initial dress was pretty especially for the price, the color of the dress wasn’t particularly flattering on me, and the dress I actually ended up buying is significantly more detailed, better made, and more gorgeous (in fact I tried on MANY dresses after that one I liked more).  Granted my actual wedding gown is almost 3X the price… but it really is at least 3X as beautiful and flattering on me, and I think I definitely would have had major dress regret had I actually bought that gown (especially because that was still like 17 months before the wedding).  

Post # 5
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

soon2bhitched:  I guess that you can try it on, but this is the thing:

You know you will have the ring, but have you nailed down a venue? A lot of brides don’t buy their dresses until they book their venue b/c the venue tends to set the ambience for what the dress should look like. For example, before I was engaged I dreamed of wearing a huge ballgown wedding dress in a scartlet red color (lol). However, guess what? Once we got engaged and started planning, our venue turned out to be a smallish restaurant where a huge ballgown would have been impractical (I ended up wearing a short ruffly white dress). If the dress you love is practical and universal, then go for it if you like it on. If not, I would personally pass.

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