(Closed) How far in advance did you buy your dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 46
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Picked the dress out in August 2013, Ordered it January 10th 2014 and Received the call that my dress arrived April 21st 2014 for my September 13, 2014 wedding 

Post # 47
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Country Club

I bought mine 1 year and 8 months from the wedding, and glad I did.

Post # 48
1316 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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kl6294:  If you are not 100% sure about your dress, I would wait. I made my dress decision 1.5 years out from the wedding, but that is because I’m wearing my mom’s dress.  I just know there are so many stories of dress regret, and you don’t want to have to deal with that. The biggest thing to help me finalize my decision was to try on dresses in the styles I’d always dreamed about (even if they were ridiculously out of my budget) just to make sure I didn’t like them better. If you find one you love but can’t afford, it is still likely that you can find something of a similar style in your price range, and it might answer some of your doubts. If you are totally sure about your dress though, I would grab it haha! I would be so afraid to see it go out of stock! When my mom was purchasing her wedding dress, the bridal shop actually went out of business after she had ordered it, and she had to track down the dress in another place–it was a big hassle!

Post # 49
1133 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I bought my dress in September 2013 for my May 2015 wedding!  Yes, I realize I was crazy haha but this dress has been the one I was starring at for months beforehand.  It’s been sitting in a box in a protective cover since September, and I take it out every bit.  It’s just a bit wrinkly because it’s a sparkly tulle ballgown, but nothing a professional cleaner can’t fix. 

I bought it that early because I got it brand new for $500; the dress retails for $1200 and is a designer brand. Couldn’t pass it up!  I knew if I came across a better one, I could easily sell this.

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