Is 24 months too early to be buying my wedding dress?!?!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: To buy or not to buy? 24 months early
    yes : (70 votes)
    67 %
    No : (34 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I think buying that early can put you at really high risk for developing dress regret sometime in the next two years, there’s also the changing sizes problem. Although if you’re really certain that neither of these things will happen to you, I think it’s just fine. I have my dress already, but I bought it because it was a super good deal and a limited time offer.

    Post # 4
    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with buying your dress early. I only just got engaged in February and my wedding isn’t until next December but I have already bought my dress, then again I had the dress picked out before the proposal. Like many people have said before, the trick is once you buy the dress you have to stop looking. If you like it and whenever you try on other dress you keep comparing them to this one then it may just be the perfect dress. 

    Post # 5
    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    my wedding is also 2 years from now and theres no way im making a dress purchase yet, its way too early. the styles change. you could fall in love with something else next year. i wont actively shop for a dress until the summer of 2013.




    Post # 6
    345 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I bought mine 17 months before, I love it, no wobbles and I get married in 6 months, I think it depends on your personailty and whether you can like something one month and dislike it the next 🙂

    I know some brides that have bought theirs years in advance and still love it, and others that have had wobbles

    Post # 7
    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I bought mine 18 months before. I did get some dress regret but this was due to alterations not being done properly. You look gorgeous and there is no problem with buying THE dress early!

    Post # 8
    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    I have to admit that I had a hard time reading that big paragraph (paragraphs, friends!!). 

    There is plenty of time to find a great dress and a great deal.  Keep trying on dresses. 


    I had my dress 13 months early due to a unique circumstance.  It’s been sitting on a high shelf since and taking up A LOT of space.  I kind of wish I had been on the traditional time line.

    Post # 9
    651 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Did you buy the dress already?

    I do think buying it early could increase the risk of dress regret but as we said in another thread, it depends on the kind of person that you are! Probably best if you don’t dress shop further haha

    If you have not bought the dress, I would advise you to wait because the Alcanar is a pretty dress but it’s also classic. It’s one of those dresses Pronovias churns out every year (maybe a different name, slightly different lace or something) so if you still love it closer to your date, you can probably get it!

    You look beautiful in it btw!

    Post # 11
    2494 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    There is nothing wrong if you won’t have dress regret. I would suggest buying from a store where, if 12 months from now, you find a different style you fall in love with you can easily exchange it.

    Post # 12
    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    A LOT of girls on here have dress regret… your style and tastes may change with the rest of the wedding industry over the next two years. I’d wait. 

    Post # 13
    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If you love it, go for it. JUST DON”T LOOK AT OR TRY ON ANY DRESSES AFTER IT.

    You wouldn’t cheat on your partner, so don’t cheat on your dress, and you wont get dress regret.

    Post # 14
    792 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I already have my dress – I fell in love with it and got an amazing deal so, for me, it was the right thing to do. I wont be looking at other dresses though, too risky!

    Post # 15
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I bought mine early and regretted it a bit.  But if you really love it, go for it and don’t look at other dresses!

    Post # 16
    23607 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If you love it, I say go for it!!

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