(Closed) Have you made a wedding purchase pre engagement?

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Ha Ha I have not but now that I saw this post I think I might go check out some shoes πŸ˜‰

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I didn’t buy anything….however, these shoes are fab! Wish, I could walk in any of those…I am sure you could also wear them on other occasions!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I haven’t gotten anything– though I have been extremely tempted to start buying fabric for making my dress, particularly since I am going to put a lot of fabric flowers on it, and I’m going to make the flowers, too. I’m really hoping that my SO and I end up being engaged for a little more than a year, because I’ll still be a grad student if it happens when I think it will, and making a complicated dress is likely to take me months, especially because I don’t want him to see it and we have a tiny house!

 

I do have a lot of vintage lace in my posession that I’m planning to use on the dress. It’s really hard not to start getting fabric and making those flowers, but I refuse to purchase anything that is SPECIFICALLY wedding stuff until I’m engaged. I’m just being superstitious.  Plus my taste tends to change a lot, so I’d be afraid to buy shoes or a veil before having the dress design finalized.

 

What I have been doing is collecting a massive number of dress inspiration pictures on Pinterest in a special “dress design” board, and when I’m in my most boring classes, I sketch dress ideas in my notebook. . . Tongue Out

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@peonyinlove:  I think that if you know you’d wear those shoes to other events, you could totally get them! They are almost identical to the Choos that you like– and you could make them even more similar by adding some crystals to the toe area. πŸ˜‰ I wish I could wear heels like that!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

The last shoes with the stones on them are delicious!! 

 

DAYS after our engagement Fiance insisted we buy wedding invitations we found on sale. It was too cute! I scrapbook and craft, so I’ll be able to customize them. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I already knew I was going to be engaged (he told me he bought the ring and we were already making plans) but the only thing I let myself buy pre-engagement was a tank-top off etsy that says “Sweating for the Wedding” on it. I didn’t wear it until after we were officially engaged though.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We talked about getting married, but supposedly, we started looking at venues to get an idea of how much we had to save up.  Yeah.  Not so much.  The engagement happened a year before I thought it would (that was all part of his plan to surprise me) and the wedding is happening 1 year from engagement so he wanted to make sure we didn’t waste a few months in picking a venue.  Smart guy that Fiance is πŸ˜‰

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@peonyinlove:  There’s a Steve Madden version of the half-strassed Jimmy Choos if you care to look for them.

My caution with buying shoes is that you don’t have a dress yet…if you bought a shoe that didn’t go with the dress you picked then you would be out the money you already spent.

Also, I bought all of my bridesmaid’s dresses before I was engaged. I knew all their sizes because 4/5 were in a wedding that summer and the other was my sister. I couldn’t risk then going out of stock before I needed them and they are an integral piece of the whole atmosphere. I couldn’t find anything like them anywhere else – and like you said – the price was right.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@peonyinlove:  I just posted in the SIUP thread yesterday about this! A facebook friend posted all these pictures from her wedding last week. She had sort of a steampunk/vintage vibe but I noticed a LOT of old, hard cover books. My SO & I are avid readers and I’ve had this literary themed wedding building in my mind. It is so incredibly hard for me not to message this girl and ask if she’s selling the books! LOL I think decor is a bit much… but shoes? Shoes you can get away with!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have pretty much everything. Dress, veil, accessories, shoes,  venue, caterer, officiant, musician, etc. We have a date set, but are not ‘officially’ engaged.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@peonyinlove:  Yeeessss. πŸ˜€ I’ve sewed things since I was a kid and have made a partial living being a seamstress. . . and I’m a poor grad student so I don’t have money to purchase the kind of dress I’d want! I looooooove Claire Pettibone’s dresses– the vintagey ones (like Titanic-era ones) and the modern ones that have flowers all over them. I’m going to do something that’s a combination of those two ideas. At least I think so. I will have to make a mockup of it and make sure the design works. . . I wish I could do that soon, but nope, can’t allow it until I’m engaged! (That is one of the very few things that I worry about jinxing myself with.)

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