(Closed) How early is too early to buy a dress?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If you are sure you won’t change your mind, go for it!

I think if it’s stored correctly, it shouldn’t yellow. But I would check with the bridal shop about it.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Like tessabella said, be sure you wont change your mind.  2 years is a long time, you might get some dress envy.  I got mine about 7 months before mine and STILL had dress envy.  Though every time I put it back on, that goes away =o)  It shouldnt yellow if it is stored properly for that time.  My moms has been in her closet for 26 years and is barely yellowed, she is very careful about how she stores it.  you are right in syaing that it might be gone by the time you are ready to purchase, so again, if you’re sure, go for it!  When ya know ya know =O)

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree, if you aren’t going to change your mind, go for it. I bought my dress three months ago and will be getting married in October…and I know I’ve questioned my decision once or twice. I think if it’s stored properly (ask the bridal salon) it shouldn’t yellow.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

If you KNOW that you won’t change your mind I don’t see any harm in buying it.  What dress is it?  Some designers, like Casablanca, NEVER discontinue their sytles.  Just make sure if you DO buy it – STOP looking at dresses, there are SO many beautiful ones out there it’s so easy to start thinking of yourself wearing another dress.

Post # 7
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30 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I bought my dress in October, and my wedding isn’t until June 2010.  I love my dress, but I’ve seen so many other new styles that I LOVE.  I would say to wait a little while before choosing, just to be sure.  Just from my experience.

Post # 8
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635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I bought my dress in mid-December, and my wedding isn’t till next October.. and I still love it and I can’t wait to wear it.  But it’s really your choice and your experience – my original plan was to get it this past June, still quite early.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i agree if you don’t change your mind, it’s never too early to buy it – assuming you can store it w/o your Fiance peeking or having it be crushed. I find a girl never has enough closet space. 

but more importantly, do you have a view as to what your wedding is going to be like? i shopped for a dress as I was looking for a venue.  that made it difficult because I found that some dresses would go better with certain venues than others. and i had a hard time deciding both as a result! not sure if that matters to you?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Knowing me personally, I wouldn’t buy a dress more than a year ahead of time…and probably closer to 8-9 months.  My mind changed around the 7 month mark and I’m SO glad I wasn’t locked into something, so I could pick something different.  i would have been so unhappy with anything else!

It’s a tough call because lots may change in almost two years!  But I would be cautious about buying this early if i were you.

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