(Closed) Dress shopping/ dilemma (mini vent)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Your dress:  I’d check with different bridal salons since some dresses have to be ordered and can take several months to arrive.  I bought mine maybe 8ish months before the wedding?  I ended up buying off the rack which save a ton of money and I just sort of held onto it until 2 months before the wedding when I started looking at alterations.  I’d allow yourself a good 8 months just in case you order a gown, but don’t get to stressed about timelines!

Engagement pics:  You can do these whenever, or skip them.  For us, it was a way to test out a potential wedding photographer as well as an opportunity to have some great photos of us.  Many people do engagement photos to use for newspaper engagement announcements or for save-the-dates.  I had a particularly long engagement (2 years) so we had our E photos a few months after getting engaged but decided not to send out Save-The-Date Cards or do announcements.  We are cheap 🙂

FBIL’s gf:  You are not obligated to include her in anything, but she should be invited to the wedding.  I gather from your post that you do intend to invite her, but you don’t want her tagging along dress shopping or getting ready the morning of, right?  Just explain to your Future Mother-In-Law that you would really prefer to include only those to whom you are very close as this is a very special and exciting time in your life.  Or, use the space excuse: “The area I’ll be using to get ready is really only so big, and we’ll have the bridesmaids, mom, Future Mother-In-Law, hairdresser….etc” and just say it will be too crowded and you want to be able to relax and not stress the morning of the wedding.  You have plenty of time to deal with that situation, so don’t stress!!

Post # 4
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Welcome to WeddingBee!

Just a tip: when you have questions on multiple issues like this, you might be better off posting them as 2-3 separate posts under the various boards. For example, these questions could easily be 3 separate posts under the “Dress,” “Photo” and “Emotional” categories. It’ll just help you tap into the Hive’s expertise a little more efficiently. Wink

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