(Closed) Dress or Venue First?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Dress or Venue
    Dress : (12 votes)
    23 %
    Venue : (40 votes)
    77 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    Venue!

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    You should call the venue for their opinion. Otherwise go with your gut and the sale and buy that dress.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    You can find another version of the dress, but it’ll be hard to find another venue! That’s my rationale, at least. 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    Is the dress you’re ordering a sample? Well, not ordering, but the one you’d be buying? That changes things. :p

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I would put the deposit on the gown first. I think when you find “the dress” and it is at a good price, you should get that done first. You can always find another venue, if it comes down to it, but you should be fine on that, since your wedding is going to be off season and on a Thursday.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I say dress! I bought my dress before putting the deposit on the venue.

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee

    The venue is the first thing you need to secure. You can’t really do anything else until you get that taken care of.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I vote venue too!

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I vote dress. If you feel like you can get another venue and are happier about doing that than getting another dress (which is what it sounds like to me) then bite the bullet and do it. A Thursday wedding in Dec… I’d be really surprised if your venue did book that date by Feb but if by any chance it did would you rather have the wedding somewhere else but in the dress of your dreams or the wedding at the venue of your dreams but (possibly) in another dress? That’s kind of how you have to look at it. And that dress is just too beautiful on you to pass it up!

    (I hasten to add that I booked my venue first, but only cause I was scared to death of dress shopping and held it off until I had the money to do it).

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We did venue within a week of getting engaged and I just ordered my dress yesterday (6 months later).  We had a pretty specific timeframe when we wanted to get married and wanted to make sure we found a place we loved.  I always knew I could find a dress I adored (though to be fair, I didn’t expect it to take as long as it did…)

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