(Closed) Is buying a dress (maggie!) silly if I don’t have a date yet?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Am I crazy to buy a dress without a venue or a date?
    Yes, you are crazy. Focus on picking your venue! : (18 votes)
    33 %
    No, not crazy! Go and if you find a dress, grab it quick! : (19 votes)
    35 %
    Proceed with caution - go ahead, but you might not want to commit this early . . . : (17 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I bought it without a date. No problem unless you’re an insane mind changer.

    Post # 4
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    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If you do buy a dress this early, do yourself a favor and STOP LOOKING. Because you don’t want to put yourself in the position where you fall in love with another dress and are stuck trying to sell your first dress.

    Post # 5
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    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Ms. Dove: I’m in a similar situation and I’m buying my dress tomorrow! We hope to have our date set for sep/oct 2012, we don’t officially have a venue yet, or a theme or anything, but I LOVE this dress, and I’m going to wear it no matter what. This is our first big wedding item (seeing as how we don’t have anything else picked out) and we’re both really okay with that. If you’re in love with a dress then go for it, but if you are just buying because it’s on sale I wouldn’t. You have a lot of time, and we still have one more whole season to go through (i.e. the new seasons styles will go on sale too in about a year). 

    that being said, there isn’t anything wrong with shopping this early. But you know yourself best, and if you envision that you *might* change your mind in this year an a half ahead, then I would wait.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    There’s nothing inherently wrong, but I think that you’re increasing the likelihood that you’ll change the mind or find yourself wishing that you hadn’t picked something this early.  The advice about stopping looking is good advice, but it’s also hard to stop reading dress threads on weddingbee/looking at eye candy online. 

    ETA: I just remembered that I have two local friends who are both also planning weddings.  Both of them bought dresses a year-plus in advance, before they had venues or dates set.  It seems like neither one is having any regrets, but I know for me, the venue HAD to come first.

    Post # 7
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    925 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I say go for it! As long as your wedding won’t be like 5 years away or more! I got a Maggie and I am getting nervous that I won’t get it with much time to spare. I am hearing that they take longer to get in, so if you get yours early then you will have plenty of time for alterations. Just make sure it is a style you won’t get sick of if you think your wedding might be far out.

    PS–Maggies are AMAZING! I am in love with so many of her styles! Have fun!

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think that’s TOTALLY fine.  SInce there is a sale it totally MAKES sense.  I was exciting about planning early in order to take advantage of some sales one things… I didn’ though 🙁

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I wouldnt buy a dress more than a year out. Trust me there will be other sales, and other great deals and other beautiful dresses. If you rush and buy it you might end up wishing you had waited

    Post # 10
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    189 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    bells so true I bought two dresses already changed  my mind the wedding is 2013

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    There will be other sales!!!  I wouldn’t buy right now.  Hell, I have a date and I’m still not going to seriously look for a dress for another couple months.

    And yeah I personally wouldn’t buy a dress without the venue set.  You could end up outside/inside in something super hot/cold/formal/informal… you just never know!

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I bought my dress before we had a date or a venue AND before he proposed.  I lucked out & got an appointment at a salon during a sale & fell in love with my dress (which is also a Maggie).  Other people may think it’s crazy but it worked for us.  We knew we were getting married.  The timing of things didn’t matter.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I bought without a DEFINITE date, but we did have a season in mind! =) Might want to consider your fabric options for your “most likely” season or type of weather you may have in the month you may get married! =)

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If you are getting married in the fall of 2012, then, wont there be the same inventory clean out next May? That is enough time to order most dresses. I say, proceed with caution.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I say go and look….and if you find the one, get it! Those are amazing prices and totally worth it. If you change your mind before your wedding you wont be out too much money and im sure you can always resell it. 

    I have been to 4 stores looking for my dream dress…..and am going to two more tomorrow. Its not always as easy as it seems. Im getting married August 2012, but I do already have a venue booked. However I know that I am so picky that I wont change my mind once i find one I love. =)

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    It’s only a “deal” if you’re getting exactly what you want. So if this is THE dress, get it or you’ll kick yourself. If you’re buying it more because it’s on sale, let it go and focus on other aspects like venue before settling on a final dress.

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