Post # 1
I’m new to the boards, and I’m not getting married until June of 2011, but I have already been engaged for a year now and I felt the urge to go dress shopping.. I’ve only tried on about ten so far, and I do plan to try on more, but I fell in love with a dress that I tried on and I’m really close to positive that it’s "the one". I had ideas of what I wanted to look for in a dress, and this dress just meshes it all together and it looks absolutely beautiful and I feel more beautiful than I have ever felt in my life when I was in it. It was the only dress that I tried on that I didn’t want to take off.. Only problem is that it’s a lot more than I wanted to pay for a dress, and I’m still two years out from my wedding. The dress is part of the Blue by Enzoani 08 collection, so I know that if I wait until next year to get it, it is almost certain it will be discontinued.
I am going to try on a lot of other dresses over the course of the summer just in case, but what should I do if none of those other dresses give me the feeling that one did when I had it on? I’m guessing none of them will, as I loved some of the other dresses I tried on as well, but none of them gave me that beautiful blushing bride feeling as this one did.. Should I just order it at the end of the summer and hopefully be able to set up a payment plan over the next two years? Or should I settle for something similar that may not give me the same feeling? I have never had any problems with my weight fluctuating, and I’m still young, so I don’t think I’d really have a problem with fittings, and I’m also the type of person who once something like this is ordered, I don’t look for other dresses but rather spend days just staring at mine and falling more in love with it.. So if this dress is "the one" should I not pass it up?
The shop wouldn’t let me take picture of myself in the dress, but I’ll post pictures from online, hopefully they work..
Post # 3
Maybe you could find a sample next year… some websites find you samples on the style and designer you want.
I really won´t spend more than budget for my dress, just because I think regular wedding dress budget are already too much for a dress you will only wear once.
But that is just me.
Post # 4
I say go for it. If you’re self-aware enough to know that you aren’t going to keep looking at dresses and are 99% positive you’ll still love your dress in two years, then definitely buy it. Take it as a happy circumstance that you have extra time to pay it off.
This is assuming, of course, that the dress isn’t so over budget that you can still justify the purchase. 🙂
Post # 5
I bought an Enzoani from the 2006 collection. I went in the store with a list of the 2008/09 collection I liked and was surprised to find out it was from 2006. The lady at the store told me it doesnt matter the year because they make it for you when you place your order.
I wouldn’t get it now, it’s way too far off. I started tearing out pictures from bridal magazines when I got engaged, and looking online. But a year later I hated all of them. People change. And so do your ideas for how the wedding will look. My suggestion is just to take it all in and weed out what you like and dont like, but don’t make any major decisions until closer to the time.
Post # 6
Have you decided where you are getting married? I think thats important in making the decision.
I have a friend who picked out a lovely full ball gown..and then got married at an old fashioned European manor with a tiny aisle and narrow hallways. The dress was just so out of proportion for her location it stood out in a not so great way. She has been really flustered by it ever since.
Consider carefully what you overall plan is–if you marry outside will the dress drag or get dirty? If you marry in a grand ballroom, does it make enough of a statement or does it get lost-same goesfor a simple small chapel, does the dress overpower the place and the decor? Figure out some of the other elements of your wedding ideal and make sure your dress strikes a good balance in proportion and functionality.
I think the dress you are considering is gorgeous b the way, and you could always structure the wedding plans around the dress you choose to make sure it fits the overall look.
Post # 7
I definitely agree with the last two posts. It is way too soon to buy your dress. I am pretty sure that the dress I would have chosen two years ago would have been different than the dress that I bought in November simply because my style has changed and what is available in terms of dresses has changed (not much, but there is always new styles coming out). Also, part of what helped me narrow down on the style of dress that I wanted was the location of the wedding. I think you definitely need to decide on some other elements of the wedding first and then buy the dress. Its good that you know what styles you like and I’m sure that this dress will still be available next year. Start saving for it now!!
Post # 8
I know it seems early, but if you really think it’s "the one", go for it!
I tried on dresses in January/February and picked out the one that I wanted, but I thought it was just a few months too early to order yet. I went back to order the dress about 2 weeks ago and found out that it had been discontinued. Luckily, the shop is selling me the dress of the rack (at a discounted rate), but they have to do some significant alterations because it’s not my size.
Point of story, the designer could very well discontinue your dress if you wait too long to buy. If it feels right, do it!