(Closed) How early is too early?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@micahg: I think you should wait at least a month or so before trying on, but you don’t need to wait too much longer than that. Some salons want you to allow 6-9 months for a dress to come in and be altered. So looking about 1 year in advance isn’t so bad.

I started looking in October for my September wedding and I felt a bit rushed by some salons even though I was allowing 11 months.

Post # 4
5889 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i dont think it is too early!  remember, dresses can take 6-9 months to come in, so while i may not buy anything just yet, you can definitely try some on and figure out what styles you like.

Post # 5
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I got engaged August 2010, and bought my dress in October.  My wedding isn’t until March 2012.  I went pretty early, but I fell in love and yet to have any dress regret 🙂

Post # 6
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@micahg: I’m waiting til the summer, but I know there are a TON of 2012 brides here that have gone shopping already and/or have purchased their dresses.

For me, I will be one of those girls who will buy my dress and then 2 months later find something “better”. I’d like to wait til the summer so I’ve been putting my efforts into other parts of wedding planning in order to keep my mind off of the dress!!

Post # 7
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Your friend is right. Wait till about 12 months out. You’ll be too tempted to buy if you go before then, and your risk of changing your mind/your body changing/your budget changing/your wedding plans changing/etc goes way up. Don’t risk being a 2 or 3 dress bride – wait! Your bank account will thank you.

Post # 8
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think the key to this is, if you find one you like a lot and buy it, STOP LOOKING. That is how people spend 2 or 3 times their dress budget. 

Post # 10
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m going to wait until June. That seems like a good time to start the ball rolling. You can still collect ideas though. ^_^

Post # 11
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@micahg: Also, don’t expect to find your dress on the first time out. Also, don’t expect to instantly KNOW when you’ve found your dress. Some people just ‘know’ others don’t.

I tried on over 60 dresses and then went back and forth between 4 dresses before finally deciding on “my” dress.

There really wasn’t an epiphany moment, or an “OMG this is my dress” and tears. I just realized it was my dress after putting it on a few times and loving it every single time.

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