(Closed) Too early to shop?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
788 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


It’s fun to try on dresses, but I’d say wait a little longer before buying the dress. I’ve seen a lot of bees express dress regret, even when they’ve had just a year to plan. Your tastes might change, or you might see something you like a lot more later on down the road.

Post # 4
8701 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would wait at least another two years. There’s no way I would still think the dress is “the one” 3 years later. I would explain to FMIL some of the same concerns you voiced in your OP. BUT I have seen some bees have their dress for years and still love it so it could be possible. 

Post # 5
1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

FutureMrsHodgy:  I would definitely wait. My cousin did the same thing and ended up hating her dress, but a new one was out of budget. I bought mine a year out, after I had been engaged for 4 months. That would give plenty of time to deal with any disasters that come up, but not so much that your taste is likely to change.

Post # 6
9481 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Go try on dresses for fun sure, but i definitely wouldn’t be buying before I knew my wedding venue/vibe. 

Post # 7
788 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

FutureMrsHodgy:  I think checking out some dresses in different styles would be beneficial for you to start figuring out what you like. There’s nothing like trying them on. I thought a few styles would look good on me and when I tried them on, I realized how wrong I was. 

That being said, I’d maybe spend the next year or so figuring out your budget, guestlist and start looking at venues before checking out dresses. 

Post # 8
623 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

3 years is a LONG time, wait until 1-1.5 years away, know venue and “feel” of the wedding and ready to buy a wedding dress. Just looking and trying on dresses may be fun and all, but if you try on too many you could just be confused when it comes time to pick and end up with dress regret.

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