(Closed) EARLY dress find, grab it?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: To wait to buy the dress, or not to wait...

    Jump on it now, are you crazy??!!

    It's not on clearance, so you could wait.

    Wait, but not more than a few weeks!

  • Post # 2
    50 posts
    Worker bee

    Errrm photo?


    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
    4147 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    have you picked a venue yet? Does your dress go with the venue/feel of hte wedding that you envision? 

    Post # 4
    6935 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2016

    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
    47 posts
    • Wedding: October 2016

    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 # 7
    6107 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    flutterdash:  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
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    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
    11048 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    flutterdash: I love the top. But as 
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    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
    618 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

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    flutterdash:  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
    1289 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    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
    1727 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015


    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
    1099 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015 - Versailles Banquets (Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)

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    flutterdash:  You are right at the year mark, I think if you love it get it. 

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