Post # 1
I’m just wondering how soon is too soon to go dress shopping?! We are getting married May of 2014 and I feel like it might be too soon to start looking now. Some people are telling me its not because alterations take so long. Im just afraid if I look too soon I’ll have dress regret and second guess myself. When did you guys go dress shopping? Did it work out for you? Did you have dress regret?
Post # 3
Too soon? Maybe before you’re engaged…? 😀
Some gowns take 6-9 months to come in, and there are Bees on here who’ve already found their dresses when they have late 2014 dates. So, if you want to start now, it’s fine. Maybe you can use this time to try on dresses to help you figure out what styles/silhouettes/fabrics you like (to help prevent or curtail possible dress regret).
Post # 4
@hayleyelizabeth: Go ahead! Just because you go dress shopping does not mean you have to buy a dress! 🙂 And that is only a year away. Many girls get their dress that soon. I almost did. I gave myself 11 months. I so far have no dress regrets! 🙂
Post # 5
Dresses, as a general rule, take about 10 months to come in, so you need to go at least before then! I’ve gone several times already and I’m ordering my dress in the next couple weeks. At this point, it’s really not *that* early.
Post # 6
I’ve bought mine and couldn’t be happier!!! Start looking now- it’s so much fun!
Post # 7
I would go ahead and go! Just keep in mind that there will be another season of dresses before you have to order though, so make sure it’s what you want! I bought my dress last July, and I’m getting married in 23 days. 🙂
Post # 8
Go as soon as you want! I’m getting married May 2014 also, and I went looking for the first time last December. No one bat an eye. I’m looking seriously, hoping to buy, in May/June, as soon as I get home from college for the summer.
Post # 9
Go look but don’t buy. Or if you do, make sure you look around. Don’t buy the first dress you fall in love with. I bought the first dress I tried on. I loved it and still do but i’ve seen so many other dresses that are gorgeous and would have bought instead. I don’t regret buying my dress but I do wish I would have taken more time.
Post # 10
@mepayne: Wow, that’s even longer than I’d thought. The anticipation would drive me crazy!
Post # 11
@MlleFabuleux: Sometimes they don’t take nearly that long, but it’s better to be prepared for them to take longer and it sit in your closet for a bit than be panicking at the last minute when your dress hasn’t come in yet.
Post # 12
I am taking my time to try various different dresses and take lots of pics (and get your lovely ladies’ advice!) but I want to get my dress in the next few months. I want to get as much as possible out of the way before my wedding because I have to deal with selling my house and getting my daughter into a new college before the wedding and that will take all my time,
I also feel that a lot of other things kinda depend on my dress – colours, bridesmaids and flowers so that I want to get a reference point.
And I am not getting married until August 2015!!!!
Post # 13
Most places won’t let you even start alterations until 2 months before your wedding. I would start looking 10-11 months out.
Post # 14
It’s never too soon! I’ve had my gown for about a month now & our wedding isn’t until March 2015 ;D
Post # 15
Thanks for the opinions everyone!!! I think I’m going to start looking next month!
Post # 16
@hayleyelizabeth: I ordered my dress almost a year ago from my wedding date. They usually give a lead time of 4-8 months. I would def stick to the ladder. My friend ordered a Maggie Sottero and it took forever to come in. While my dress only took 3. I would def start shopping at the one year mark. I was glad to have my dress here. It gave me time to think about my whole wedding day look. Plus, it gave me plenty of time for alterations. 🙂