(Closed) Anyone buy their dress BEFORE being engaged?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I did.  Admittedly I bought it with FI’s encouragement, as I had to order it online from overseas without trying it on first, and he said that I should buy it as early as possible in case I didn’t actually like it when it arrived.  I wouldn’t have bought it before the engagement if he hadn’t been on board with the idea.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I haven’t pulled the trigger yet. But, I have several bookmarked, and looked at more today, lol.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yup, I did as well. I knew the engagement was coming before the end of the year. DH (then BF), myself, and a big group of our family and friends went to NYC in October of 2011. While we were there, my sisters and some of my girlfriends wanted to visit Kleinfeld’s. Thinking it would be fun to try on dresses (especially at Kleinfeld’s), I booked an appointment. I wasn’t supposed to buy anything, and even told them not to let me buy anything. After trying on Dress #6, they were all egging me on to buy it saying it was THE ONE. Since I loved the dress, I did. When I told DH about the purchase, he played it cool. He ended up proposing a month later. Afterwards he told me was freaking out mentally bc he thought I knew he had bought the ring already.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I did. We knew we waned to have a short engagement (we ended up being engaged for six months exactly) and I let my DH know that most dresses took 4-6 months to come in. He was fine with me getting the dress ad reserving our venue before we had the ring. I just wore my diamond RHR ring on my ring finger when I tried on dresses. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I did! Five months before we were engaged. I did a very good job hiding it from him! 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mmr66:  We had our venue booked, bridal party picked out, and I had my dress all before I officially had the ring. He was deployed and we discussed everything and decided it was best.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mmr66:  I highly recommend A’Dora Belle Bridal in Waterford! They’re incredible!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mmr66:  I met the girls from Bombshell Bridal at an expo. You’ll love them!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

FI and I booked our venue and bought the dress before being officially engaged.  We had a lot of problems getting a ring, otherwise we would have been engaged long before.

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