(Closed) Too early to buy my dress?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is it too early to buy my dress?
    Waaay too early, give it some time to look elsewhere. : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Think about it for another month or two, then make your choice. : (19 votes)
    66 %
    Buy it now, you can always sell it and get another one. : (4 votes)
    14 %
    Buy it before it's gone! : (4 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 4
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I bought mine in October for a June wedding. I felt like I was WAY early. It doesn’t hurt, but you also have time to wait for a sale or a better bargain or a used dress. Plus you might change your mind…LOTS of brides do this and then they lose a LOT of money. Not like the dress is going anywhere, right? But it was a HUGE relief to have bought mine early. I walked out the store with it and was like "wow THAT’S done" and it was awesome.

    Post # 5
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    321 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    If you really think you love it then buy it. However, I caution, don’t go looking after you buy or else you might have buyers remorse.

    Plus you need to consider the fact that it could take 4 months to recieve the dress anyway. I got lucky, the boutique owner let me buy from the rack, thank goodness because I only had 6 weeks to find a dress. But I don’t think this is often the case.

     If you really don’t love the dress, like really feel like you never want to take it off, well, then I would wait. 

    I love my dress. I feel like I never want to take it off. I haven’t looked at any other dress after buying and trying on the one I got. I think this is good karma and helps to keep me happy with what I consider my "perfect dress".  

    Best Wishes. And, it is a beautiful dress.

    Post # 6
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    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    You know what, I know most people are going to say "Wait, you have a lot of time etc" but I dont know if I am on that band wagon.
    I
    bought my dress in April 2008 and was getting married in March 2009 (but since that time the wedding was called off and rescheduled for August 2009) so I will have had my dress for oooovvveeer a year, So about the same time line your at. I think the only thing is if your the type of person who changes their mind alot, or second guesses things, then it might be an issue to buy a dress so early – my best friend is that type of person and is already looking for her dress and her wedding is in April 2010….so we all know she will buy one and end up doubting it…but thats besides the point.
    If you think this dress is THE one, then thats it I think. like I said I got my dress over a year ago and I still love it, love love love it, wouldnt change it for the world….and you think that would be hard with your best friend not dress shopping and trying on all these new season dresses…but keep it in mind.
    Your call!
    Good luck with the decision making

    Post # 7
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    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I bought my dress about a year ahead of time and while there have been times i’ve seen a pic and been like "oooh, that’s pretty, perhaps i should have considered this other option" i am very happy with my decision. i love love love my dress and really lost enthusiasm for dress shopping after i found it. you never know when they are going to discontinue a dress, too, and then you don’t want to be scavenging for it.

    Post # 8
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    161 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    i’ll tell you my experience in case that’s helpful at all, but really it’s different for every person and i think whatever you do is fine.

    i bought my dress about 15 months before my wedding. i had tried on about 50-75 dress in about 10 salons (i LOVED the dress shopping experience). i looked at preownedweddingdresses.com constantly.  by the time i bought my dress, i realized that at least for me, there was no "one" dress.  there is no possible way one person can look at all the dresses available, and in the end i just picked one that had features that i really liked from other dresses.

    i promised myself i wouldn’t look at wedding dress websites anymore. and i didn’t. for about 2 months. i now look everyday. and you know what? i don’t regret my decision. first, i rarely see something in the same price range that i think would suit me as well (probably my psyche comforting itself).

    second, even when i do see something beautiful that is in my price range, i just think, oh that would have been nice also but you know what, i picked the best dress for me that i could find at the time. i’d like to think that we all would look fantastic in more than just one dress–if you really want this one, go for it. just don’t be upset if you see another dress out there that looks great. it probably is a great dress, but so is the one that you’ve got. 

    Post # 9
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    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    because of my fiance being in the military and deploying in nov, our wedding isnt until june 11 2011 and i bought mine a few weeks ago! if you love it then i say get it! sometimes, if the gown is handmade then it takes a while to make. for instance, mine take 7-9 months and thhen if i need alterations another 3 months.

    a year out is the norm, go with it! i wouldnt wait!

    Post # 10
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    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I changed my mind a couple of times, so I was glad I waited until 8 months out 🙂

    Post # 11
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    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    let me clarify: if its the first gown you try on, i wouldnt jump the gun…try on as many as you can and narrow it down to a top 5. definitely sleep on it but if its the one you want, then i say get it!

    Post # 12
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    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    You only get to try on wedding dresses for a few short months.  I say take another couple weeks to think about it and if by then you are still in love GET IT.  But I agree with the other bees, when you buy …STOP looking. Good Luck

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