(Closed) Do I try out the dress knowing the proposal is around the corner?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Shall I get the dress at such a good price, pre-proposal?
    Yes : (1 votes)
    2 %
    No : (56 votes)
    93 %
    Yes but hide it well! : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    well it’s up to you but i don’t think so, your tastes may change by the time he proposes let alone by the time you get married.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1993

    No! Just look at how many dress regret threads there are on here! Choosing and getting your dress is a great part of being engaged. Plus, if you can’t actually afford it, there is no harm in waiting. Dresses are discontinued/reduced all of the time. (And as PP said, wait until you’ve both set a date).

    Post # 6
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    9648 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    @emmylouloubobells:  wow 8 years, i feel for you! perhaps talk to him, see how he feels about it, and that is a great price for a dress!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Um, no. 

     

    I would not do it.

    Post # 8
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    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    no wait till it is official, that way it is more exciting and special.  I would have never tried on any dresses before my Fiance proposed, bad luck or something IDK.  I wouldnt do it.  There are thousands and thousands of dresses, you wont have a hard time finding one…. whats the rush? Just wait

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I wouldnt hun.

    Before my FH proposed I would have imagined a very different wedding. But once we both spoke about it we realised we wanted something else and the dress that would have matched that wont match our current wedding!

    Post # 10
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    5183 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I actually bought my dress before the proposal was official! Some people told me that my taste would change.. or that I might find something that I liked better.. At this point we are about 4 months out and I still love my dress.

    Post # 11
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    1278 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I voted no because for me I know I would change my mind! Plus I would want the whole experience of shopping with my mum and bridesmaids for dresses!

    Post # 12
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    13010 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I say no.  I think it’s bad karma to try on a dress before you’re even engaged.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I’m sorry if this is not what you want to hear, but I am going to say what everyone else is thinking…

    Let’s say you buy the dress, and then he doesn’t propose (maybe the economy is bad, he can’t afford it, he has other things in his life he wants to deal with first etc). Then, after all that, he FINDS THE DRESS hidden in your house.

    He will think you are a crazy bunny boiler, and be very scared. This will not do good things for your relationship. Don’t buy the dress!!!!!

    (Once more…sorry… I know this is not the answer you want… but it is the most honest answer I can give!)

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Definitely not!! If you’ve liked this dress for a while and even liked a different version of the style, I think you should be able to find it or something similar when you do get engaged.

    Post # 15
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    9648 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    or take as many photos as you can of the dress and when you do get engaged, if you can’t find something you love as much, you can get something similar made 🙂

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Honestly, no. All of the dresses I saved pre-engagement that I saw online looked completely different in person/on my body. Your tastes may change or suprise you when you go start trying on dresses.

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