(Closed) Buying a dress before the date is set…

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I couldnt wait to go dress shopping. We don’t have date set yet, and we thinking may 2014, it’s year and a half away. And I already got My dress. I love it every day more and more. I have couple videos and pictures of me trying it on, and I watch them like 5 times a day :). But also I keep looking at more dresses, and if I will find something I love more, i keep saying to myself that I always can sell first one… But I honestly don’t think ill se something better:). If I were u, I would definitely get it!

Post # 4
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would wait. I see two possible problems.

1. You should at least try on some styles in person to see what you like. I thought I wanted one thing but after trying stuff on I realized I wanted something completely different. 

2. Does this dress work for all styles? What if you end up moving seasons? Locations? 

Post # 5
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I started looking around, and I found the dress I love. It’s a china made dress, and I’m afraid I won’t be able to find it in a year and a half – closer to our date. It would be very difficult to replicate as there’s alot of feathers/detail involved. I’m going to go ahead and purchase it in a couple months, once I get my undergarments purchased.

The dress is only $150, I figure if I don’t like it closer to the time, I can always sell it and recoup most of my money.

Post # 6
Member
3417 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I couldn’t wait to go dress shopping after we got engaged and bought before we set a date.  It had all the elements I wanted.  We set a date and venue and later changed it and I no longer wanted that dress….Things worked out for me I was able to sell my first dress and use that money to pay for my 2nd dress.

Here is my suggestion: if you truly love it, buy it.  But once you buy stop looking at dresses because I didn’t and that’s how I ended up with dress regret. 

I also suggest if you truly love it than go ahead and buy it because next year it may not be available.  I would rather buy and have dress regret than not buy and wish I had bought it when it was available.

Post # 7
Member
43 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I also did that. I have my dream dress

Post # 8
Bee
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Schloss Heiligenberg/ Spearfish Canyon Lodge

I bought my dress before the location/venue/etc were set. It ended up working out beautifully.

Is the dress a one-of-a-kind-now-only dress, or will the etsy seller make the dress for you? If it’s custom made, you could contact the seller but not order till your other wedding plans become more defined.

Post # 9
Member
983 posts
Busy bee

Honestly, I would wait and go shop around and try dresses on. I loved so many styles of dresses, but once I went to a shop and tried them on, I hated them on me and I totally changed my mind about the style and went for something I totally didn’t even expect that I’d like.  

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