(Closed) Dress etiquette

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

well, can we see this amazing dress?  you should definitely wait, because in the next 2 years you will see a million more that you love just as much, if not more, and you will regret having bought yours so soon.  plus, i have a friend who went and bought hers a year and a half before her wedding and then went and gained weight!  so it definitely doesn’t fit anymore.  not saying you’re gonna go and get fat lol, but it is something to think about.  dress shopping is so fun and exciting tho, i totally get why you’re ready to get out there and start looking!  it was my fave part of the whole planning process 🙂

Post # 4
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would definitely wait.  There could be a new trend, designer or something that changes your mind 18 months from now.  Or something that looks great today could look dated later.  There are lots of people on here (myself included) that changed their minds, which can get expensive.

This does not mean you shouldn’t have a great time looking between now and then!

Post # 5
3639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would wait for two reasons:

You might change your mind between now and then.


If you don’t change your mind then it will probablly be cheaper because it won’t be for the current season. You might be able to find it elsewhere on eBay later on.

So waiting = win-win. 🙂

Post # 6
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I bought my dress over a year away from my wedding (about 16 months before) but I’ve made sure to stop looking after I paid for it.  I refuse to be a multi-dress bride. we’re on a budget.  So, if you truely feel that this is THE ONE and you can keep yourself from buying more dresses or regreting it, then do it.  But, personally, I wouldn’t buy a dress when I’m still two years out. Designs change, your tastes might change, your wedding location, theme, etc.  You wouldn’t want to regret it!

The question about your cousin, I’d maybe ask her if she’s chosen a dress yet, just to be sure you’re not looking at the same one, but, I wouldn’t base my dress buying on when or if a friend or cousin had gotten her dress yet, even if her wedding is first.  Though, even if she did buy the same dress, her wedding is first, so you’d look like the copy-cat even if you did purchase it first.  Just a thought. =)

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