(Closed) Dress before engagement?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper

watergirl569: 

 True true, but I wouldn buy a dress 2 years out from anything , especially not an   occasion as important and on-show as a wedding . That dress  is  lovely but very much ‘of the moment ”  If you don’t  care about  style change that much then  it doesn’t   matter at all. .

Post # 17
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Helper bee

if your wedding is still that sfar away I would wait, but thats cuz I change my mind all the time.

 

If you really are set on this dress and dont think you will have any regret I would talk to your SO and make sure you are both on the same page and see if he is okay with you buying the dress before the ring.

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Your entire description is almost exactly the same as mine, except my dream dress was 50% off. My boyfriend told me to buy it, so I did. Do what’s right for you and your relationship. My boyfriend’s opinion was the only one that mattered. I know many would think it’s “crazy” to buy the dress before being officially engaged, but I’m so glad I bought it. I know me, I would have regretted it, and nothing else would have compared, I have loved this dress for 2 years. I know we’re getting married, we’re completely committed, he’s just got some plan for a proposal and wants to do it a certain way, and he didn’t want me to miss out on my dream dress because of that.  

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2017

watergirl569:  OMG, me too!! I have so many desses for every occasion, when I see “the perfect dress” for an event, I just buy it, even though the ‘event’ doesn’t exist yet…. LOL. I have a thing for  dresses!

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee

Before even opening this thread I was going to say no.. but that is my dream dress.. so BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT.. and then post pictures!

Post # 22
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Busy bee

I wouldnt, only because who knows what new designs will come in a years time and getting your dress so early will probably make you get over it quick. 

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I bought a sample dress (pnina tornai) in April 2014 and got engaged in August 2014. And I’m getting married May 2016. I would just say to make sure you are 1274% positive it’s your dress. I have since bought another dress (a Lazaro, I could’ve bought a ridiculous dress for what I’ve paid so far lol). If I would’ve bought the “one” at the first time, it wouldn’t have mattered when I bought it. Dori is very trendy (I tried her on too) so, just make sure you’re positive on it! 

Post # 26
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Helper bee

Definitely buy it! I have been considering the same thing actually! I know I will be engaged by Christmas forsure though.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

If you loved it when you tried it on I say go for it. I thought Dori was my dream gown but I didn’t like it on me and ended up with a different Hayley Paige gown.

Post # 28
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Honey bee

Honestly you’d be crazy not to buy it for an inevitable wedding even if it is a way off.  You’ll be kicking your self later if its not available or if it’s full price and the discout being offerred is substantilal so I say DO IT!!!

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

watergirl569:  I’m still trying to sell it….

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’d be afraid to buy it without at least knowing what venue you’d want for the wedding.  When I knew Fiance was ring shopping, I let myself look a bit online to get an idea of a dress I’d like, and he’d mentioned wnating to get married at the hotel where the movie Somewhere in Time was filmed, so I originally wanted something like this to go with a 1910s vintage feel in Mighican, where it’d be cooler, and we’d get married in a tea garden or on the beautiful hotel porch:

But after we actaully got engaged, and looked at our budget and what we wanted to do, a “wedding-moon” in Jamaica at an all-inclusive which would cost about the same for 7 nights as a trip to the Grand Hotel for four, and it included the wedding and all emals and drinks.  So we will be getting married in the sand on the beautiful beach.  But for a beach wedding, all that beading looked really heavy, and so did the reviews of ladies who wore the above Allure C167 dress, so when I went dress shopping, I ended up loving this flowy, light, chiffon dress I can easily pack and steam, and wear barefoot (ignore the veil – making my own to be chin length):

I know it’s a deal, but it’s good to think about where you will wear it before buying.  

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