(Closed) Long engagement, when to start dress browsing?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 18
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Busy bee

I got engaged last September and we knew that we wouldn’t be getting married until Spring of 2013.  I started trying on gowns in October lol. I haven’t been too crazy. I’ve gone three times to try on gowns total. The way I look at it is, it can’t hurt to start looking early.  Especially if you have a hard time making decisions, like me.  You can take your time and enjoy the process.

Post # 19
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Busy bee

@Jacqui90:  you never know until you try? Try asking your mom to go wedding shopping with you. You might be surprised.

My mom thought it was ridiculous to go wedding dress shopping. And then we got there, and she totally changed. She was like ‘this is really nice’. I did end up getting my dress on the first go. It was a really great price on a brand new dress. I don’t know if it’s “the one”. My mom loved it, and she loved shopping for the wedding. My mentality was more “ok, I did some shopping … there’s still a long way to go … I can take it slow.” And she was the one that ended up dragging me out of the house to start looking at other stuff. We even ended up getting my veil, a reception dress, and accessories. Even though I already had a dress, when she saw a sale at David’s Bridal, she called me and asked if I wanted to go. 

I think most mothers get excited about their daughters getting married. Sad, but also excited. Wedding dress shopping is one of those special moments a girl has with her mom. Why regulate that to a short time frame? It’s the only time that you’ll get to do this, and it’s one of the last things you’ll get to do as mommy’s little girl before you are married and starting your own family. 

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