(Closed) should i go try on gowns? when did you go?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I start looking in the next few months knowing that my situation is complicated?
    Yes, there's no harm in getting an idea and it will speed up the process : (52 votes)
    90 %
    No, you should have a clearer idea before you go : (6 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @peonyinlove:  Congrats first of all, and it’s not too early to try stuff on! It’s a good idea to see what styles you like and what flatters your body shape. You could be gung-ho for a mermaid dress, and end up falling in love with a ballgown instead.  πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
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    132 posts
    Blushing bee

    I am getting married this July but bought my dress January of last year.  Go and shop and love every moment of it!  I found the perfect dress and thankfully I had enough time to absorb that cost becuase it was a bit on the pricier side but gave me enough time till we needed to start paying for wedding costs.  I also started alterations on the earlier side, November and looks like I have my final fitting next month.  Definitely give enough time for alterations too!

    Post # 5
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    178 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I don’t think it’s too early at all! I’m going this Tuesday for the first time and we’re getting married July 25, 2015. Honestly I’m just proud I waited this long (we’ve been engaged since September)! Have fun!!

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @peonyinlove:  definitely start trying things on now, even though you will buy in Canada. It took me several months to find a dress I loved – the ones I loved in pics I hated on my body. It’s possible some of the places you shop overseas will carry brands that you can get in Canada…maybe find your dress there and then locate a shop near or in your hometown that can order it for you before you’re home. (if you find one you absolutely adore!)

    Post # 8
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    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would definitely just go and try stuff on to get an idea of what style you want. I went dress shopping about a year before my wedding to a bridal shop that was closing – I just wanted to browse and try things on to see what I liked and ended up buying my dress that day off the rack! I think 11 months is fine to get a dress, and at least if you go shopping now you’ll probably know exactly what you want in a dress when you start shopping in Canada.

    Post # 9
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    i got my dress before we even set a date! and i ended up taking it home with me 1 year and half before our wedding, and have no regrets. the salons will tell you general guidelines of when they recommend shopping, but you can go whenever works for you πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @peonyinlove:  I bought my dress in July, it just arrived now and I’m getting married in May.  So bought 10 months ahead and arrived in 6 months with 4 to go?  The bridal salon recommended that I do my alterations early in May so I won’t change size by game time.  

    Before I went dress shopping for real with my mom and sisters, I went out once my own to narrow down which styles were flattering. Basically by the end of that appointment I knew I liked drop waist/fit & flare/trumpets but not full mermaids, I knew I wanted ruching and some kind of embellishment but was back and forth on lace or bling. Then I bought my dress in the first store that I went to when I went shopping with my family! Mom cried, it was an easy choice, haha. It was definitely easier to shop with purpose when I had styles in mind already rather than getting confused by “but the ballgown is pretty…and so is the mermaid…and that sheath with the keyhole back was so cool…waaaah I don’t even know what I want!!”

    Dress shopping has been my fav part of wedding planning so far – so much fun! 

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    go and have fun! and i wouldn’t worry too much about shopping without intention to buy–i think it’s part of the business that many customers at a salon don’t end up buying there.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    You should definitely go! I don’t think there is anything wrong with going early to get an idea of what you like / dislike, etc. I also think you should feel comfortable trying on any dress you want, regardless of whether you intend to buy it. That’s what they are there for, right? 

    I hope you share pics!

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee

    I’m getting married June 5, 2015 and I already tried on dresses once (back in July). I’m really glad I did because there are soo many styles of gowns and so much to choose from. I definitely need a few trips to bridal salons to narrow down exactly what I want. Plus, it’s fun :]

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