Post # 1
I think I have a problem. After shopping on Monday with my Future Mother-In-Law and some of my previous students (these were girls I coached and they were OBSESSED with me getting married so I invited them to dress shop), I said I wouldn’t seriously look for dresses until about April, which would be a year out from my wedding.
However, I just made an appointment at another place for Saturday after next. I don’t like the attention, dress shopping isn’t pleasant to me, and I don’t plan on buying. I just want to try on a bunch of things so that when I am ready to buy I will have budgeted the correct amount. Plus, if I find a dress I love, I can keep an eye out for pre-loved one that is being sold.
Am I being nuts? Am I overpreparing? I already booked my venue and paid the deposit and now I’m starting to look for photographers. I already have talked to the officiant that I want. I know I’m super early on all of this, but I guess I want to have all options at the best prices so early in the game.
Post # 2
People will think it’s quite early, but who cares – If ticking elements off the wedding checklist and having time to browse to make a proper decision earlier will put your mind at ease, why not? You’ll be feeling less stress as the date approaches.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t worry about it. My wedding is a few months after yours and I’ve already bought my dress and reserved the venue. I have a meeting with the photographer I’m interested in in just a few weeks too. Being prepared and planning in advance isn’t a bad thing 🙂
Post # 4
I went dress shopping in May and the dress didnt come in until January. 10 months is a typical timeline! I dont think you are too early at all! Why stress yourself out by putting things off?
Post # 5
I think you’re kind of wasting the dress consultants time. Plus, so many new dresses will come out in the next year, if you find something you like now, you might end up like one of the many on here with dress regret.
Post # 6
I would wait on the dress like the PP said, new dresses for 2017 will be coming out soon and if something catches your eye later on down the road you’ll be stuck with dress regret.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel
I think you should wait longer to do dress shopping what you think you like could change by your wedding date
Post # 8
I think you should go for it now. I started dress shopping a year before my wedding, and all the consultants told me “you need to decide NOW”, as it takes 10 months to be made, and then you also need time for maybe several rounds of alterations. I thought I had LOADS of time, but a year out is really the recommended time to be making a decision! I think if you start now you can relax and take your time with the process!