Post # 17
I did too, honestly. Fiance and I had already set a date, though and we were just waiting for some of the ring logistics, like you. I found it for a super great price and everything kind of just fell into place. Congrats on the upcoming engagement!
Post # 18
I would not recomened bying your dress over a year in advance. I bought mine off the rack and it fit perfectly but in the year and a half I lost a lot of weight and now have to spend a few hundred dollars on alterations. If you have a date then ya go ahead and buy but if you dont just wait a little till you put down your deposit.