(Closed) is it bad that i bought my wedding dress 15 month before my wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I bought my dress that early too – it was an amazing bargain and I couldn’t pass it up. I do miss that I didn’t do much dress shopping, and I have had some intermittent dress envy, but I don’t regret it. 


Show us your dress! 🙂

Post # 4
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I agree….show us the dress! 

As for if it’s too early? I guess that depends on your personality! I’ve had LOTS of friends get married. Those that were planners would have had no regrets buying a dress that early. Those that were NOT, well a few of my friends “planned” their weddings 2 years in advance….only to change the ENTIRE thing (location, colors, dress, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, etc) a few months before. 


Post # 5
40 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

The only thing i think about buying it to early is it not fitting but that can always be fixed so i dont see anything wrong but id still love to see the dress.

Post # 6
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I bouhgt my dress about that far out in advance too.  My only concern is dress regret.  It happens all the time and even I would see a pretty dress and think what if.  As long as you love it and dont go near another dress I see no problem.  People can be so negative sometimes.

Post # 7
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Bought mine nearly that far in advance as well. I just suggest do random try on’s once you get it to make sure you continue to fit it 🙂 and if you notice it getting tight you can work on it before you have to go for alterations!


Also, don’t look around too much or you might regret your purchase. I have and I do see dresses I like more, but I can’t bear to spend $1000.00 or more on a dress. So just remember the reasons you bought it and loved it. Then work with accessories or alterations to make it what exactly what you want if it isn’t quite there yet.

Post # 8
1384 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@soh12:  I bought mine 12 months in advance, but I knew it was THE dress for like a year before. So no, I don’t think it is too soon. When you know, you know.

Post # 9
3860 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I bought mine like 18 months in advance and never looked back. Sometimes I wished I had gotten to try on more dresses, but I LOVED my dress!

Post # 10
1589 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I only got engaged 14 months out and started planning right away. Everyone commented about how early I was planning. Now with a month to go I’m so glad I got that head start. 

Post # 11
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I also bought my dress 18 months in advance. I had started trying on dresses a week before, with the intention of finding out what I liked and what looked good on me. I found my dress at a trunk show and the promo was no tax on the dress, and at 13% of $900 I couldn’t pass it up, plus I had come to the store with a list of about 10 dresses (after a 2 hour bus ride from the city to the suburbs just to get there) and when I tried it on, I tossed the list. So I don’t think it’s too soon! The only advice I have is to stop looking at dresses, especially when new styles come out.

Post # 12
6526 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@soh12:  oh please. They are just being negative nellies. 

I bought my dress 17 months before the wedding. I was so excited about dress shopping! Why would i want to wait ? And plus it was a designer gown and they can take about 10 months to come in. So im glad i ordered it early.

Dont pay attention to those stupid comments

Post # 13
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@soh12:  I ordered my dress about 14 months before the wedding. I wanted to start shopping earlier because I was so excited to go, but I knew I couldn’t go too early. I was engaged for 1 year and 3 months before I went dress shopping, but our engagement is pretty long 2.5 years.

Post # 14
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@soh12:  I bought mine early too. There were parts of me that wished I would have waited so I could see new designs or try on more, but I really don’t have any regrets! I love it and didn’t have to stress about it coming in on time or anything else 🙂

Post # 15
8039 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

First… stop talking to people about it. Answer if they ask, but if not, don’t bring it up. 15 months is a long time.

I don’t think there’s anything wrong per se with buying the dress early, as long as you have an idea what the venue will be like (e.g. it would be bad if you decided after the fact on a beach wedding when you bought a long-sleeved ballgown), and if you stop looking at other dresses now that you have one.

Post # 16
2961 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I bought my first dress about a year and a half before my wedding (it would have been closer to, but had to delay the wedding about 6 months). I then started a new workout routine, and my body completely changed. My dress looked totally whack on me, and when I went to get it altered she ruined it. I ended up having to get a new dress right before my wedding. 

So my advice : don’t start doing anything too crazy to get into shape. 

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