(Closed) Too soon for dress shopping?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1722 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My wedding is a few months before yours and I’m waiting until 2 years before because I’m afraid my body will change to much or I’ll change my mind :/  I want to go so badly but I feel like it’s best to wait.

Post # 4
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1227 posts
Bumble bee

Personally, I would wait. I think buying too early is a recipe for dress regret. Also, unless it is a “classic” design, it may not be your fancy 2+ years from now.

I wouldn’t worry about the dress being large and looking weird when taken in. I have some lovely dresses that I bought in sizes medium and large, and had tailored to my size (small or x-small). They look lovely. Better than if I had bought my size.  What I WOULD worry about is that you’ll drop weight and decide you want to highlight your new figure/assets, and the dress you buy now hides them.

I have a lovely ballgown style dress I had bought about 16 years ago when I was previously engaged. I really think it’s a gorgeous dress, I still love it and I could still wear it today if I chose (not that I would), EXCEPT I have lost about 30 pounds since I bought it, and while it would highlight my little waist, it would hide the rest of my figure. I’m proud of my figure, and I wouldn’t want to cover it like that.  After losing some weight, you may feel the same way. Just something to consider.

Post # 5
Hostess
23607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would wait as well, based on the reasonings that have been mentioned.  But I think it’s a great idea to start flipping through  magazines, browsing dress styles online, etc. to start getting a feel for what dresses you like!

Post # 6
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11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

way too early in my opinion you should wait until about the 1 year mark.

Post # 7
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9539 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

WAIT!  I would wait until probably around the 1 year mark at least.  If you buy it too early there is a strong chance you will have dress regret once you start seeing new styles come out!  What you want out of your dress could also completely change in 2.5 years.

Post # 8
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11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

definitely wait.  the dress you saw at db will still be there next year.

besides, with the bridal shops so busy right now, you won’t have the best experience.

Post # 9
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4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

YES.  I bought my dress 9 months before my wedding and now seeing all the new styles coming out I want to go shopping again!  You could go through this THREE times before your wedding with all the new styles that will come out in all this time, plus what else do you have planned?  Your venue and other details may change what you’re thinking for a dress.

Post # 11
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111 posts
Blushing bee

I would wait… especially if you plan to lose sizes. and it may go on sale before then too 🙂

Post # 12
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4606 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

FH and I just pushed our date back from 2013 to 2014, and I was excited about going dress shopping, but now that it’s been pushed back, I’ve decided to wait. I’m very indecisive though and I know that if I buy a dress now, I’ll probably change my mind later and I don’t have the money required to change my mind. 

If you’re determined to go soon, is it a style that you could have altered either way? In case your body does change between now and then? 

Post # 14
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4606 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@notestasiskis:  I would do that then if you’re postive about the dress and you want to go ahead and buy it in the near future.

Post # 15
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7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

You should really wait. Trends change, tastes change. With how many posts there are on here about dress regret, I’d definitely wait. You have SO much time. Plus, you may change your vision for your wedding by then too… and what if this perfect dress doesn’t fit that vision?

Post # 16
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732 posts
Busy bee

You seem like you already pretty much have your mind made up because you keep defending your thinking, so why not go ahead and buy it?

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