(Closed) Too early to start the search?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I would say it’s way too early. You’ll change your mind, so don’t buy a dress!!! You can go try them on, because it’s really fun, but do not settle on one. Remember that this seasons dresses will go on sale next year, so if you find something you like wait until you can find it at a sample sale.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree.. Try on all you want. It will help you get a better idea for what you want when you do go buy. But wait on buying.

 

 

Post # 5
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Newbee

My wedding is in June 2011, the week before yours actually, and I already have put the deposit down on my dress!! A lot of people may think it’s too early now, but it depends on what kind of person you are.. I tried on somewhere around 20 dresses, and the very last one that I tried on I fell in love with.. It was a feeling that none of the other dresses gave me, and even when I see other dresses, I just love mine even more and I know it’s perfect for me.. I’m the kind of person that just “knows” though, and won’t second guess it.. If you’re the kind of person that’s going to have second thoughts within the next two years and tenish months, then I would wait on putting any sort of deposit down.. But it’s never too early to start looking!! Dress shopping is fun, and the earlier you start, the less pressure on you, and the more time you have to try on hundreds of dresses if you feel like it and find the one that’s perfect for you.. I say go ahead and just have a good time and get a feel for what you’re looking for..

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would start trying on dresses just to get an idea of what styles work best for you and what you like. But I wouldn’t be so quick to buy. I would wait awhile longer.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I bought mine 9 months in advance and walked out with it that day

look all you want, but odn’t buy unless you’re sure….or unless it’s too good to pass up lke mine was =]

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Well, you are still quite a ways out.  I bought my dress pretty early, like 15 months before.  If you are absolutely 100% certain that you won’t get bitten by the dress bug AGAIN (i.e. after you buy the first dress) then I guess it can’t hurt to start looking.  Honestly though, you’d still have two seasons for designers to come out with new dresses so for that reason alone I’d hold off.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

That’s way to early!!! What I did when I was two years out was look online and see the different dresses for each designer for each season to get an idea of who I liked and also see the different styles for each season, it’s fun. I strongly believe in not wasting people’s time. The bridal store sales associates work on commissions usually. If you are there with no intention of buying until much later, I would wait.

 Everyone wants to try on five million dresses just to see..and don’t think anything of the person heaving all those dresses from rack to you.

I admit it is a rush when you try on different dresses…

I’m in sales for work, I guess that’s why I’m a little sensitive on this subject don’t mind me!:)

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree, you might change your mind, so I would wait.

That’s hard though (I went dress shopping like a week after I got engaged), so good luck!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i guess i’m in a different situation, i don’t have a traditional wedding dress, just a white dress from a boutique. even buying mine a year out was iffy for me because now i’m terrified to eat anything for fear of not being able to fit into the dress!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Not too early to look — but I’d definitely resist the urge to buy, because being this far out you risk becoming a two-, three- or more dress bride!

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