(Closed) How soon is too soon to but your dress??

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@jc2488:  i get married in december and have been trying on dresses for months. i think i first went in august last year, my main aim was to get the style right so i could spend time hunting down the perfect dress. 

Post # 4
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

In my experience, buy it as close to your wedding as you possibly can. Give yourself a chance to try on many dresses before making a final decision. Also, if you are planning on losing weight, please wait as long as possible before making a purchase! I say this because I bought a dress around 8 months out from my wedding, lost 30lbs and ended up having to buy a new dress because my old one could not be altered to fit my new size without ruining the integrity of it.

Post # 5
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I looked a little under 2 years until our wedding once. Then I didn’t start going until about July/June/August of last year.. and that’s when I bought my dress. And my wedding is June of this year. I would rather be safe then sorry and look and try something on love it put money down on it then hate it later.. But you seem to be coming up to a year.. I would start browsing definitely. 

Post # 6
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My wedding is December 2013. My dress should be arriving in a couple months! πŸ™‚

Post # 7
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I bought too soon, and I’ve changed my mind about how I feel about it. I also ordered online since I thought I was saving money, so I didn’t actually try it on. Now I’m considering buying a second dress!

So, in my opinion, WAIT. Enjoy looking, try on LOTS of dresses. but it’s kinda torturous just having the dress hang in your closet, waiting for the day anyway. just my 2 cents.

It’s a big decision, and we brides often changes our minds, and you don’t want to be a two dress bride, like me. (luckily first dress was $300, this second dress is lace and on sale for $200! thank god)


Post # 8
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Eh, If you are head over heels for it and your weight doesn’t fluctuate much and you aren’t planning on losing/gaining any significant amount pre wedding, I would buy it.

Post # 9
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I had my dress in May 2011 and my wedding this June.  It’s been laying on a high shelf in a walk in closet for months.  I take it down every now and then to look at it.  πŸ™‚

Post # 10
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I got my dress over a year ago and I am still crazy in love with it. Assuming you don’t expect your weight to drastically change then it’s alright to try and buy. If it’s the one then it’s still going to be the one next year.

Post # 11
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would wait.  Styles change, and it seems like each season of dresses that come out I like more and more.  I know it’s exciting, but hold tight and make sure you know exactly what you want as your whole wedding vision starts to come together more! πŸ™‚

Post # 12
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I found mine, first try, first dress, in November and my wedding is this October. I would agree with PP that as long as you don’t plan to loose or gain drastic amounts of weight you should be in the clear to order whenever you find *THE ONE* πŸ™‚ Happy hunting!!!

Post # 13
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Set a date for when you want to buy (say… five months from now). Then shop all you want, but don’t buy. Leave your checkbook at home. It’s also a nice way to take the pressure off and make sure you’re taking your time.

Post # 14
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i got engaged nov ’10. at the beginning of 2011 i made appointments at all the big NY salons to go with my bmaids, both moms, everyone to try on dresses.

then i went to visit my mom for a weekend. we went to a store by her house randomly just me, her, and my two sisters. tried on 5 or 6 dresses. the 6th dress was one i had really liked online but because my proportions are kinda wonky (I’m 5’10” with suuuuuuuuuuuper long legs and giant boobs) I knew better than to fall in love with how a dress looked on a model. 

the dress was perfect. everything i dreamed of and more. bought it on the spot. that was in april ’11. my wedding is this september. so i got my dress a full 17 months before the big day lol. 

i LOVE her (pronovias alison) and look at pictures of her almost on a daily basis. my store FINALLY actually ordered her a couple of months ago and we expect her to arrive in July. i. cannot. wait. 

i have heard though that some brides who buy that early end up regretting their decision. thankfully this hasnt happened to me yet (even tho i keep looking at wedding dresses every chance i get – they’re just soooooooooo pretty!!!). 

i would say though, if you bought your dress DONT LOOK AT ANYMORE DRESSES. this will surely bring on the dress regret. but since i have my whole dress model vs me thing going for i feel i’m safe and can just look at dresses without developing feelings lol

good luck! 

Post # 15
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I felt the same way, I got engaged last Feb and was really excited to start trying on dresses!! I did not want to buy anything till Ocober as we were not getting married till April 2012.  Well my mom and I went for fun to try on dresses in March and I fell in love and found the perfect one! I ended up getting it and it has been hanging up in my parents house ever since πŸ™‚ Im really happy I got that one eventhough it was a year in advance.  Felt good to get that out of the way too becuase everything else that needed to get done started to add up

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