(Closed) When to start dress shopping! (need advice!)

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: When should I start shopping/trying on dresses?
    Over the holidays when I'm home (with my mom) :) : (13 votes)
    52 %
    March (18 months from wedding) : (3 votes)
    12 %
    September 2012 (12 months from wedding) : (9 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
    39 posts
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I say start shopping!! πŸ™‚

    I bought my dress a few months ago, and we are not getting married until spring of 2014! I did buy a size that would leave me room to alter.

    However, I am not a person who second-guesses her decisions, so when I got that “this is my dress” feeling, I felt no hesitation about buying it.

    There is nothing wrong with shopping early, especially if you think it might take you awhile to find something you love. But if you plan to continue looking until the very last second, then you may not want to buy right away. You just have to do what you know is right for YOU.

    Good luck dress shopping!

    Post # 4
    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    You might as well start shopping! At least you can get an idea of things you like and don’t like. Maybe hold out on ordering for a bit though so you don’t get the dreaded dress regret. Some new styles might also come out next year. But it’s never too early to start looking! My dress could take up to 9 months to come in they told me, so definitely order by the 1 year mark to be safe. 

    Post # 5
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @WolvLove: Start shopping NOW!  I ordered my dress the week before Christmas, and was married in September. πŸ™‚  I probably had another month to spare though, so at least order your dress by the end of January.  Happy shopping!

    Post # 6
    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It never hurts to start too soon.  Even if you aren’t looking to find the ‘one’ its a fun ‘I’m getting married’ experience with your freinds and family.  Also it’s good to find what looks good on you versus what you like in mags.  Then you have plenty of time to find the perfict one! Have Fun! 

    Post # 7
    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have to disagree with the other posters.  I just spent two and a half months looking at dresses, I can’t imagine spending more time than that!  It is SUCH a time sink.  You said yourself that even if you found a dress you loved, you still wouldn’t order it!  If that’s the case, you could end up shopping for a dress for over a year!  Ugh!  Don’t do it!  The more time you spend on it, the more emotion you’ll put into it and it’ll just become overwhelming!  I can’t even really talk to my family about dresses anymore, because they all can’t believe that this has taken so long and so much of my energy!

    Post # 9
    266 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I said a year. I’m having a verrrry long engagement and I made a hasty choice and bought a dress I don’t want anymore πŸ™‚ so from experience wait until the final moments you can If you like something from last season you can probably get it on sale and you may like something from the upcoming season even more!

    Post # 10
    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Go now and try on a bunch of different styles.  This way you won’t fall in love with a certain dress online, stare at it for months, and then be disappointed when you finally try it on.  But don’t buy anything yet!!

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