Post # 1
Do I need to make wedding dress shopping a priority? For some reason I just really wanted to lock in the caterer, venue, photog, florist, etc. before I got my dress. All of my friends are urging me to hurry and go pick something. I’m anxious!! What if I don’t find anything I like or look good in?
Post # 3
If you are nervous about finding a dress you will like, I would start looking pronto. Some dresses take a long time to come in and you may need to do alterations. You could be cutting it pretty close.
If you are not picky and have a tendency to look good in many different styles and shades of white, then you could put it off if you really wanted to. Many stores will sell you a sample dress that you can buy off the rack.
I would not put dress shopping off too long, though. June 25th will be here before we know it!! Good luck.
Post # 4
Oh, you have time. Not the most time ever, but if you order within the next month, most places won’t make you do a rush order. Don’t let your friends freak you out too much! It must feel good to have all that other stuff done. You will definitely find something you like and look good in. 🙂 You might want to look through theknot.com’s dress search–you can filter by price, style, etc., and begin to learn what you’re looking for in a wedding dress. I know it helped me sort through my ideas. Then, hit the stores! Once you get below six months, that’s running out of time a little. But there have definitely been many, many women who found something beautiful in much less time! But if you don’t want to have to compromise at all, I’d make the dress my next priority!
Post # 5
you will find something you love that is perfect for you. it sounds like there’s something keeping you from wanting to get the dress, and that’s totally understandable. it’s a big purchase and a big deal (it’s THE dress you’ve thought about your entire life!), and if you have body issues that can make the anxiety worse too. you will find something gorgeous, i promise.
and yeah, you need to get on it now! most dresses take 4-6 months to come in, and then you need time for alterations…so with a june wedding, you’re getting close. dress shopping won’t be nearly as bad as you think, and once you have a dress, it’s amazing how relieved you feel!
Post # 6
Thanks for the encouragement!!
It’s my big ole’ butt that makes me nervous…I just never thought I’d be this size while shopping for wedding dresses. I’m nervous about finding a gorgeous dress in a 14 or 16…I wear a 12, so I might need a 14 or 16, right?
And budget is a big concern. I’ve been looking at the classifieds.
I cannot spend more than $900 on my dress. I’m a teacher, so you know we are on a tight budget! 🙂 🙂
Post # 7
You can definately find a dress under $900. You just have to have an open mind! David’s Bridal has many dresses under $900 and you will be able to try on dresses in your size.
Most dress shops I went to had dresses in size 12. The selection of dresses with samples in 14 or 16s are fewer, but present. Don’t let size or money stop you from shopping! I think that is even more the reason to start looking so you have an idea of what you want and when you see it for a sample sale you can snatch it up.
Post # 8
You are so right!
Love the positivity!! Thank you 🙂
Post # 9
I would definitely do some research online to figure out what sort of style you’re looking for and which stores in your area carry dresses in your price range. But before you go out shopping, I think it’s important to have your venue set because that can help you decide what type of dress is right for you. For example if you have a small garden wedding with 20 guests, a huge ballgown may be out of place. But that same gown may look great with a church and ballroom type of wedding. So I’d try to set your venue before you buy your dress. Good luck!
Post # 10
If you want to take your time shopping and have full choice to choose any dress you want, I’d probably get started soon.
I ordered my dress just before Christmas last year, and it came in at the end of June, but you’d have options of dresses that are faster to ship or samples.
However, if you’re saying you’re a street size 12 like me, that’s pretty much the black hole of sample sizes. I don’t think I ever tried on a dress that actually FIT.