(Closed) How soon is too soon to buy the dress?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I say go for it if you know you can return if you don’t like it! I bought my dress a year out from my wedding…but I tried on probably about 60-70 dresses…and I KNEW the one I picked was the one for me. I don’t envision myself having dress regret–like somebody said above me, I’ve seen a ton of beautiful dresses since I ordered mine, but none of them look like “me” since I found my dress 🙂

Post # 18
597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you love the dress then you should buy it! I just bought mine a few weeks ago and I got about 6 months til the wedding. I have had fun looking at other dresses online and in magazines, but have yet to see any that compare to the dress I bought.

Post # 19
1316 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I bought mine 16 months before my wedding as it was the first thing I wanted to do after getting engaged.  I still love my dress but after seeing all these other gorgeous dresses on here, I do sometimes regret not shopping around a bit more.  That being said, I only went to DB and got a great price on my dress; I know if I had shopped around more, I could quite easily have ended up spending a lot more money that I didn’t want to spend.  

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with buying your dress more than a year before your wedding, just be prepared to stop looking at other dresses so you don’t fall victim to buyer’s remorse!

Post # 20
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I bought my dress before we even set a date! It turned out to be about 16 months in advance, haha. I had looked a TON before buying it, and was positive it was the one. I also just forced myself to stop looking and focus on other things. In any case, the only thing to worry about with time is the fit. Mine has a corest closure so it’s forgiving and I was never worried about my weight changing. However, with a full return policy I don’t see any reason not to buy it!

Post # 21
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i got mine 16 months out. in my opinion, when you know you know!

Post # 22
8943 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I got mine about a year before the wedding.  You need to avoid pictures of other dresses because dress doubt may come if you do!

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