(Closed) How many of you tried on wedding dresses before the proposal?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Have/did you try on dresses before being engaged?
    Yes and I loved it : (20 votes)
    10 %
    Yes but I felt kinda silly : (13 votes)
    7 %
    No, but I have thought of it : (31 votes)
    16 %
    No, I would never do that ! : (134 votes)
    68 %
  • Post # 4
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @maudemaisha:  Aw…why? There are Bees on here that have tried on/purchased dresses before the proposal. You should check out the “Waiting” section on here. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
    2122 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

    If I knew my partner would propose soon and/or if we were planning a short engagement I would. Otherwise I wouldn’t just to avoid awkward questions like ‘when are you getting married?’ ‘can I see your e-ring?’ or something.

    Or perhaps if I went dress shopping with a friend and she suggested ‘why don’t you try some on?’ then I would too.

    Otherwise I wouldn’t!

    Post # 6
    1063 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    I didn’t try on any before we started planning, even though I wanted to.  I did try-on and purchase without a engagement ring on my finger.  We aren’t doing engagement rings…we’ll exchange rings when I walk down the aisle.  My co-worker tried on some dresses last year with me before she was engaged, but it was expected to come soon and she actually just got engaged at the end of March.

    Post # 7
    11068 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I didn’t and couldn’t I’d feel I was tempting fate too much

    Post # 8
    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I did with my mom when I was 16. In all fairness, I was dating my current husband, but nowhere near ready to get married or even engaged. We just thought it’d be fun, and I looked quite a bit older so no one really questioned it. It did feel a bit weird, but I think a lot of that stemmed from being so young rather than the fact that I wasn’t anywhere near engaged yet. Or a mix of the two. 

    Post # 9
    1841 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I did! And Fiance was with me! He was Out of Town working and I’d driven up for the weekend. He was off work earlier than expected and there was a DB down the street from the Homewood. It was fun! What’s crazy is one of the dresses I tried is eerily similar to what I actually ordered. 

    Post # 12
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I don’t want to be rude, but I used to be a bridal consultant… this is a big pet peeve for people who do this for a living.  If you go to a place where someone is helping you, one-on-one, it is a real waste of their time and somewhat disrespectful.  I would wait.

    Post # 13
    9691 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I did (and bought one)…but we had a date set.  We just didn’t have the ring yet so we hadn’t announced it to the world.  So I was engaged (without a ring) but (almost) no one knew yet.

    Post # 14
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @maudemaisha:  I did it because I blew the proposal was coming soon (we’d discussed it) but I was also looking at white cocktail dresses not a traditional bridal gown. 

    Post # 15
    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I didn’t, and I probably wouldn’t have.  Pinterest, the Bee, and catalogues were enough to tide me over! Plus, I think consultants are paid off commission, so it seems rude to me to waste their time if you don’t intend on buying.


    Post # 16
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i went and tried on dresses WITH my Fiance before we were officially engaged.  i actually bought my dress before we were officially engaged, lol.  i bought it on september 9, 2011, and we made it official on october 15, a month later.  that said, the only reason we hadn’t made it official was because we wanted our families to have more time to wrap their heads around “us” before springing it on them.  we knew we were right for each other, but most of my family hadn’t even met Fiance, and we’d only been together for a few months.

    and then we had to postpone the wedding for financial reasons (original planned date was october 27, 2012), and even though we have another tentative date, it’s still not set in stone because we still haven’t worked the issues out.  :

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