(Closed) How soon is too soon?!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

Too soon? Maybe before you’re engaged…? πŸ˜€

 

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
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764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@hayleyelizabeth:  Go ahead! Just because you go dress shopping does not mean you have to buy a dress! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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4895 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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
Member
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve bought mine and couldn’t be happier!!! Start looking now- it’s so much fun!

Post # 7
Hostess
3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
Member
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@mepayne:  Wow, that’s even longer than I’d thought. The anticipation would drive me crazy!

Post # 11
Member
4895 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

@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
Member
624 posts
Busy bee

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
Member
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
Member
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

It’s never too soon!  I’ve had my gown for about a month now & our wedding isn’t until March 2015 ;D

Post # 16
Member
2437 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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. πŸ™‚

 

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