(Closed) Purchasing a dress too early vs. possible discontinue

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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5166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Personally I would wait till at least 9-10 months to the wedding date to purchase. I follow bridal fashion week and they churn out so mnay gorgeous gowns, you may very likely fall in love with another gown before 2012

Post # 19
Hostess
7103 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The dress looks lovely on you but I would echo flyinpig3 comment

Post # 20
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171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had the same issue, I fell in love with a unique dress that you just don’t find every day. I actually bought my dress before I even got the ring (I knew the ring existed, I just didn’t have it yet).

I also bought it because it was $1,300 full price and I paid $300 for it. It was the only ivory size 10 in a 200km radius of where I live.

I bought it in May 2009, got engaged Jan 2010 and getting married Oct 2011. There was no way I would find that dress again (especialy for that price) if I didn’t buy it then and there!

Go for it!

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Post # 21
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375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I agree with the person or two that said if you buy the dress, STOP LOOKING at dresses.  I bought mine a month or two ago and my wedding isn’t till June 2012…I haven’t actively looked at dresses since (other than the posts on the wedding forums).  Also, I found my invitations, so I stopped looking at invitations.  Also, like the one other poster, I don’t change my mind easily.  I think those who are buying more than one dress were the people who kept looking, which is why they warn people not to buy so far out.  But if you can afford it and KNOW you won’t be tempted to go try on other dresses, then get it.

Post # 22
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182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I bought mine two years before we got married.  WTF was I thinking?  It was originally marked at $2800 but I got it for $675 so I just went for it.  We didn’t even know where or when we were getting married.  Once we made our minds up and it was time to go get the dress altered….like 3 months before our wedding day I started freaking out.  I saw a ton of gorgeous dresses on here and was like omg omg my dress sucks.  Then taking bad photos at the seamstress didn’t help.  The final seamstress appointment is what fixed my head.  I went in with fresh hair, fresh makeup, jewelry etc…and was like okay yeah this is it.  I think your dress is gorgeous!  I would buy it if it’s what you love but be prepared to question yourself at some point. 

Post # 23
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7039 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

WHY are you dress shopping so early????! That is a really simple/popular style. Wait. You can find a similer dress later.

Post # 24
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328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i say “if you want it and youre in love with it. then get it.”

would you let the love of your life slip away? ok ok so maybe this isnt as serious as that but still.

and you shouldnt have/get dress envy if you dont continue looking for a dress or even looking at dresses once youve ordered yours.

i believe it was say yes to the dress that said “if you found the love of your life would you put him back and keep looking?” No. exactly. Laughing

btw the dress looks amazing on you!

Post # 25
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2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

the pleating on the “new” dress might just be the way it fits on the model, so it could actually be the same dress

Post # 26
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136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I bought my dress in July 2010 and my wedding is in October 2011. I would definitely say buy early. It’s nice to know that your dress is in on time and that it’s the actual dress you ordered. Also, you can try it on to make sure you’re not losing or gaining weight!

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