Post # 1
I am not getting married until June 2012. I am a type A personality, I like to plan things and get things secured! We have our reception venue, we are about to book our photographer, and everything else can wait a tiny bit longer.
I have been looking at dresses online for quite awhile. I keep coming back to one particular dress. I know that when I get hooked on something, that’s it for me. I’m just trying to figure out timing. When did you order your dress? How many did you try on before you made your decision? I had a friend who ordered hers around 2 years out. That seemed really early to me, but six months (in this case) doesn’t seem to make that big of a difference.
Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I don’t know what to tell you, but I wanted to say that I’m the same way! You sound just like me. I am a major type A person too. I had been planning my wedding before I even had a ring.
I had been wondering the same thing about the dress. I plan to look this coming March, which is 13 months before the wedding.
Post # 4
I’ve heard to start looking at least 9 months out, since many times an ordered dress won’t be in for 6 or so months and then you need to to alterations and fittings. Dress shopping is super fun though! I tried on about 20 but ended up getting the 2nd one I tried on in the end (it was all in one day). I bought a sample so the 6 month thing didn’t apply but it feels really good to have my dress set and be able to start looking at bridesmaid dresses, veils, and accessories now!
I think there’s no harm in going to try on dresses, especially if there are a few people in different places that want to go with you and you’ll need to make a few trips. Just be sure if you buy one this early to make sure it’s definitely the one for you, otherwise you’ll second guess yourself as new seasons of dresses keep coming out 🙂
Post # 5
I ended up finding mine about 13 months before my wedding. It was the first dress I tried on, I tried on some others, bought it and never looked back!
Post # 6
I found and bought mine about 17 months before my wedding. I bought it in October and I’m not getting married until March 2012. I knew exactly what I wanted, and there was a trunk sale going on, so I saved some money on it too. The dress shop I ordered it from holds onto the dress for you until the wedding, so I wasn’t worried about storing it on my own for a long period of time. I say if you know what you want, go for it! Especially if it’s a particular dress, because you never know if they’ll discontinue it or something!
Post # 7
I agree with @mikaylav3:, if you’ve found it and love it, go for it! I bought my dress in early November, and I’m not getting married until March 2012! The bridal salon that’s doing my alterations is holding my gown for me for $1/month…I figured the 16 bucks is worth the peace of mind of not smelling like my cooking 🙂 I only tried on about 10 dresses. Once I put on ‘my dress’ I was done shopping!
Post # 8
i would wait until about a year out for the dress. if you get it too early, you might come to have dress regret when you keep seeing a few seasons of new styles come out between now and your wedding. unless you want to risk being a two-dress bride (and you can afford taking that kind of loss), i would wait.