(Closed) Dress: To Buy or To Wait?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do?
    Wait 2 weeks to try on JH : (12 votes)
    92 %
    Order the Casablanca Gown : (1 votes)
    8 %
    Go dress shopping with FI : (0 votes)
    other, please explain : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I say go ahead and look in NYC with your mom for the JH dress. If it’s the dress you love, then it will be worth the trip. Good luck!

    Post # 4
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would definitely wait and go try on the JH dress. Whether that means waiting 2 weeks or going with your Fiance (if you don’t mind him seeing the dress). If you’ve lusted after JH dresses, I think you should definitely at least try them on, or else I think there’s a chance you could have dress regret (I know I definitely did for a while). Especially if you’d be getting a JH dress preowned, then there’s no need to worry about it getting here in time, since it’s already made. Good luck!

    Post # 5
    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Yeah definitely wait – 2 weeks isn’t going to make a big difference.  Just don’t wait too much longer.  Ane 1 more thing – if you want to try on the dress beforehand I say go try it on yourself.  I went with my sister and niece the first time I went shopping and was talked into buying a dress that I ended up HATING!  I woke up with a panic attack 2 days later and called the shop to see if it was too late to change.  Thankfully it wasn’t and I was able to go try on other dresses and pick one out that was totally me.

    There are definitely plusses in going dress shopping by yourself.  If you want to bring your Fiance then do it…but I honestly can say that I was weirded out about going by myself until my experience and then realized I should have done it alone from the beginning.  You know what looks good on you.

    Post # 6
    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I would wait and try on the JH.  If it is weighing this heavily on your mind you probably won’t be able to shake the feeling of “what if”.  Best to get it out of your system by trying it on.

    Post # 7
    2475 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I agree that you should wait 2 weeks to try on the Jim Hjelm dress.  I know how it feels to get antsy to get the dress situation out of the way, but you really have plenty of time to order a dress.  Bridal stores recommend ordering one 9 months before, but I really don’t think that’s necessary.  My dress came in two months after ordering it. 

    I don’t think it’s weird going dress shopping with your Fiance if that’s what you want to do.  I would have done that too, but I didn’t want him to see the dress before the wedding.

    Post # 9
    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Try on the JH dress!!! Its so beautiful!

    Post # 10
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Before you go see the JH with your mom make sure you talk to her about the fact that you realize the dresses are out of the budget and if you found one you liked then you would be looking to purchase a pre-owned one online.  Make sure your mom is ok with this before you go.

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