Post # 1
Hello bridal world!
I am getting married next July (2016) so that is about 14 months away. I have already gone dress shopping because my sister (MOH1) is moving across the country, so we wanted to do some fun wedding things before she left. We found a dress that I think is the one! The problem is, the wedding is so far down the road, I am not sure whether or not to jump on it. Money is certainly an issue for our wedding, I am a graduate student having to pay for classes out of pocket for this year if that gives any perspective. I have a very hard time spending a lot of money on a dress, but I am reassured by many people that the dress is very reasonable in price. ($349 on sale, $399 usual price.) It is a simple dress, not on clearance. I am wondering if it is safe to wait a few months and just keep an eye out for other sales, clearance deals, or other options for buying. The dress is from David’s Bridal.
Another concern I have is that the dress may be warm for a July, outdoor wedding. Any tips on keeping cool during this crazy event? Suggestions are much appreciated!
Post # 2
Do you LOVE this dress and feel that it’s the right dress for you? or do you feel that it’s an acceptable dress but you could do better?
Post # 3
have you picked a venue yet? Does your dress go with the venue/feel of hte wedding that you envision?
Post # 4
Have you picked your venue yet? I’m of the mind that the first thing you do is pick a venue and then go shopping for the dress. But if you’ve done that then I say go for it!
Post # 5
If you love it than get it! My wedding isn’t until October 2016 and I got my dress last weekend! I found it at an outlet store for a great price and I absolutely loved it. When you find it you know, no need to wait.
Post # 6
Ladies, you’re amazing! I was at first torn between this dress and another dress. Both were beautiful, but after thinking about it and talking about it with a few people who were both there and saw pictures, this one seems to fit my personality nicely. It is simple, the lines of it are very flattering, and will look lovely with the kilts the guys are wearing 😉 So I didn’t get “the feeling” right away, it was kind of a slow creeping satisfaction. Actually, I was first thinking the other one would be a better option because it is lighter, but found it online for cheaper as a sample dress and I found myself thinking, “Aw, I wish it was the other one!” So it is completely possible that I could find another dress and fall in love. But, I feel like I’m connecting with this one… My hesitation with the dress what that the satin is a little more stiff than I would have preferred, but when considering other fabrics, it just wouldn’t be the same dress.
We have not selected a specific venue yet, but we know we are choosing between 3 state parks.
Post # 7
honestly, it’s such a simple dress you won’t have a hard time finding one like it late down the road. David’s Bridal will probably have that almost identical dress even months from now. The sale price isn’t that big of a difference from the original price so I don’t feel like it’s a huge deal to try and jump on it now. Basically what I’m saying is, I’d wait.
Post # 8
Although it’s a beautiful dress, I think that it might be premature since I’m guessing your “vision” of the wedding probably isn’t clear yet.
Also, it’s not to say that $50 is chump change, but it’s not like it’s marked down by $100s. It’s still affordable not marked down (IMHO).
Post # 9
I love the top. But as IzzyBear:
has said you’ll be able to find something similar. I’d wait, but definitely consider dresses with rouching detail, it’s very flattering on you.
Post # 10
I ordered my dress 14 months out. I found it, I loved it, I knew it was the one and everything else kind of just fell into place around my dress, haha.
Like you, I was torn between two different dresses. There was another dress that I loved before I found the dress that I ordered. I thought that was going to be the one, but I kept an appointment at another bridal shop because I didn’t want to regret not looking there. Then I found my dress. Right after I ordered, there was a span of about three weeks where I kind of still drooled over the other dress and had a small bout with dress regret once new seasons were released, but once my dress actually came in and I put it on again, I had absolutely no regrets. I randomly look at the photo of me in it all the time and I cannot wait to wear it. It’ll be a long time coming!
Post # 11
I say wait. Agree with other bees that this is such a simple dress and the sale isn’t great. Honestly, with over a year until the wedding, you taste might change, and that gives you plenty of time for dress regret. Db stocks the same styles all the time and always has some sort of sale.
Post # 12
I don’t think the time frame is the problem. To me it sounds like you are not completely in love with the dress. It sounds like you want to love it really badly but you are not sold. If you love it get it but you shouldn’t have to talk yourself into loving it.
Post # 13
Trust me… i think you’ll find something better than that! 😉 If not, then this dress has a pretty common design and I’m sure you’ll find many just like it for a low price as well, maybe even lower. I am having two weddings that are about one year apart and I know that your taste is very likely to change. I wanted a fluffly/poofy tea leangth ball gown with a veil for the first wedding, now for some reason I find that kind of dress (and veil) really ugly and now I’m going with a fit and flare dress and a backwards flower crown the second time. hahaha
Post # 14
At first I was going to say to go with your instincts and get it but I’m with the bees that say to wait. Only because your bridal vision doesn’t seem totally clear and it kind of seems like your forcing yourself to love the dress not just loving it instinctively. I was kind of the opposite I knew the kind of dress I wanted and found similar at DB but decided it wasn’t “enough” (the price the style etc) to even try to try on and went a very loooooong search for something better only to come back to what I originally loved. Trust us when we say that dress will 9/10 be there when and if you come back to it. Have at little fun trying some other things out first you never know what you may find.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2015 - Versailles Banquets (Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
You are right at the year mark, I think if you love it get it.