Post # 1
So.. There’s a street close to my place that is kinda known as bridal central… and I ended up there as I was talking a walk the other day… Walked into a store just to admire the gorgeous dresses… ended up trying some on… I’m not engaged yet…
How many of you have done that ? 😛
Post # 3
Oops… I kinda feel terrible now
Post # 4
@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. 🙂
Post # 5
- 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
- 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
I didn’t and couldn’t I’d feel I was tempting fate too much
Post # 8
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
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 # 10
@Mrs Canuck: Really? So you tried on wedding dresses with your Fiance present? You are not a superstitious bride are you ? haha Thats pretty awesome 🙂
Post # 11
@MlleFabuleux: Just because of the votes 🙂
Post # 12
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
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
@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
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
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. :