(Closed) I think I found her!

posted 9 years ago in New Jersey – North Central New Jersey
Post # 3
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

it’s lovely, congrats! My advice would be: would you regret if you didn’t get it? You can always try and sell it later on if you change your mind, but if you think it’s going to be discontinued and you decide a few months from now you want it, you might not be able to get it. Basically, it seems easier to get it now and possibly have to get rid of it if you change your mind, than to not get it now and not be able to find it if you decide you do want it down the road.

Post # 4
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I personally would wait. I am just 9 months away from my wedding and I’m waiting as long as possible to order my dress because I’m afraid I won’t love it as much come July… but maybe that’s just me. For me, the dress isn’t going to make or break my wedding day. But if it is super important to you, maybe you should take the plunge.

But from a practical standpoint, you might want to nail down the overall feeling you are going for with the ceremony and reception (modern, classic, vintage) and what the venue will be (outside, ballroom, fire hall, etc.) before you purchase your dress.

Questions I’d ask myself:
1. Would I have liked to wear this dress 2 years ago? Will it still fit my personality and likes/dislikes in 2 more years?
2. Is it within my budget, even if I have to resell the dress and take a loss?
3. Will I still fit in the dress in 2 years?
4. Why do I love this dress so much and why have none of the others compared?
5. Did I try on enough dresses to know this is the style and exact dress that I want?

How big is the bridal store? Sometimes if you buy a sample, the store will let you change your mind and put the money towards another floor sample… but maybe not if it is a couple of seasons old. Figure out exactly what your options are.

Post # 5
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Go for it.
The what if would suck, especially about your dress for The Day.

Post # 6
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I personally would wait too unless you are ABOSLUTELY sure, no doubts what so ever. August 2011 is a looooooong ways away and I would hate for you to spend so much money on something that you might change your mind about!

Post # 7
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper


I’d go for it if I were you.

Post # 8
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

if you’ve already been stalking it for a year it sounds like it’s the one for you! go for it!!

Post # 9
530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think I’d wait, too. Two years is a loooong time, and your taste might change as you go further into the preparations. So much can happen in two years, from wedding style changes, to personal changes.

Post # 10
5498 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d say get it. It’s not the only one you tried on and you’ve been “stalking” it for a year. It’s easier to change your mind and get a new one 8 months from the wedding than it will be to be wishing you had it on your wedding day. It’s not like you can’t get it altered closer to the day, either.

Post # 11
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I was in the same boat as you. I was getting married two years from now..in May

and to be honest, my dream dress is in my closet at the moment and I have a year and eight months to go.

Go for it! Just make sure you buy a breathable garment bag to store it properly.


If weight goes up or down: wedding gowns usually allow 3 sizes so you can always have it alter.

I wasn’t worried about that because I don’t really go up and down on weight too much and I knew I wasn’t going to change my mind.

Post # 13
22 posts
  • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venetian

your dress is gorgeous and perfect. congrats on finding the one~! i actually cried when i found my dress as well. 

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