(Closed) Too Early to Dress Shop?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: 14 Months...too early?
    YES : (12 votes)
    16 %
    NO : (62 votes)
    84 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I first went shopping in December last year, 19 months from my date.  I didn’t buy anything until 2 weeks ago, but I say there’s no harm in starting to look early.  Good luck!

    Post # 4
    Member
    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I don’t think it’s ever too early to start looking, doing research, and getting a feel for what you truly want… but actually buying that early might result in dress regret.

    Post # 5
    Member
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I went dress shopping more than two years before my wedding because I wanted my grandmother to be able to see me in a dress and she’s already almost 90. All the shop people were very nice and none of them gave me the impression they thought that I was wasting their time :o)

    Post # 6
    Member
    5080 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    nope.  Go for it.

    He proposed in June, I went dress shopping and found my dress at the end of July.

    15 mos before the wedding  

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    11328 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I wanted to start at around that time but didn’t as my BM was getting married and I didn’t want to see like I was jumping on the band wagon, so I waited till after she was married. The earlier the better – the more styles and shapes you can try on.

    Post # 8
    Member
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Too early to me is not even being engaged. I think you’re good 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Definitely go for it. It’s fun and a good opportunity get familiar with what you like and don’t like. If you’re anything like me, your taste will evolve, so you might as well go through that journey now whilst you still have time! I also ordered a dress online, which i have now and which I love, yet my wedding is two years away!

    If you do go, please share pics if poss! And have fun!

    Post # 10
    Member
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    i think that’s perfectly fine. I personally wouldn’t do it becuase I would have a fear of second guessing but ive heard of a lot of people doing it that early

    Post # 11
    Member
    7986 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wish I would have waited as long as possible. My “vision” changed the more my planning progressed, and I also lost a lot of weight which resulted in me buying a second dress.

    Post # 12
    Member
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I knew I wanted a Maggie Sottero and had heard horror stories of it taking up to 9 mos. so go for it. Better safe than sorry. I would definitely recommend starting at the latest latest this fall because when wedding season peaks next spring you never know how long it may take for your dress to come in considering your wedding is in April.

    Post # 13
    Member
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    i think you should make a point of not buying anything on your first visit. Don’t make the same mistake as me, shop around!

    Post # 14
    Member
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I found my dress about 13 months before my wedding, I was lucky to find one I loved after just a few times looking, other girls search for months and months tho, I think you’re smart to start looking early!

    Post # 15
    Member
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    No way, go for it.  But once you find the dress stop looking!  I think that’s the problem lots of women have.  And if you think you’ve found the one, sleep on it.  Mull it over for a day or two.  If you still love it, go back and get it.

    Post # 16
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    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted yes because some people buy it right away and then have all this time left and torture themselves by looking at other dresses >.< so I wouldn’t do it RIGHT this second.  But, with that said they do take a long time to come in.  I ordered mine in January and it just came in.  So you can look, just don’t find one and then like…continue to look.

     

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