(Closed) Wedding Dress Help!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Have you checked out the White by Vera Wang series at Davids Bridal…one word…stunning!  I also am in love with all the Pronovias lines.

Post # 4
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

You have plenty of time!  Take it easy.  I’d suggest you just start flipping through magazines or surfing online at pictures.  Maybe even browse the dress forums from time to time, see what dresses girls are “crazy” over these days.  See if anything sparks your interest.  The general rule of thumb is 8-9 months to order your dress, but obviously if you find *the* dress earlier, it will eliminate some element of stress. This being said, your wedding is in July 2012, so you still have some time.  I say take this time to start planning your “healthy regimen” whatever that entails.  I have a 15-20 pound weight loss in mind before my day in September, and I was about halfway there when I started dress shopping (currently working on the last 5-10 or so). Try to just enjoy engaged life, and take it easy!

Post # 5
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160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My advice would be to not buy one too early. Look online and get a feel for what you like, and try to lose the weight that you want. Then in July go look, thats a whole year before. I have had a 3 year engagement. And i am now on my 4th, and FINAL lol, dress. I looked too early and got too caught up in trying dresses on. And they come out with new dresses, etc. I found THE ONE in December and Im getting married in May of this year. So my personal opinion is to research and look online and then go later. Especially being newly engaged, you will get excited. I hope that helps.

My Fave designers are Allure, Enzoani, Watters, Maggie Sottero, and Pronovias. And Aire Barcelona.

Post # 7
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9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

You have plenty of time.  I got married July 9, and ordered my dress at the end of December prior.  It came in about 6 months. 

Definitely start browsing the net and get ideas about what you like, but you have almost a year before you REALLY need to order it.

Post # 8
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5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

You have plenty of time! I will say if you plan to get a dress ordered and are not planning to buy “off the rack” just to tbe safe give yourself anywhere from 7-9 months.

And I agree with PP’s. Check out some styles you think you like online. Print them out, take them with you when trying on. I can’t speak for other bees, but what I “thought” I wanted for myself could not be further from what I ended up with!

And fyi…most wedding dresses are VERY flattering!  

Post # 11
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention: Just like @Mrs.tobe:, I too ended up with a completely different style than I thought I wanted.  I am a girly girl, and thought I wanted nothing more than a princess ballgown for my wedding.  My final choices came down to Maggie Sottero’s Kendra (ballgown with pickups and a beautiful train), and a trumpet Anjolique gown.  The trumpet gown was just so flattering on my body – I knew that it wasn’t what I thought I wanted, but I loved the way it looked on!  I think what I learned from my dress shopping experience was to “expect the unexpected”.

Like lots of other shopping brides, I also love Maggie Sottero, as well as Sottero and Midgley.  Also, Enzoani and Anjolique as well!

Post # 12
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14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

online right now (special tab on the left not in the all wedding gowns) and available in stores feb 11th. 

If you want to look at a ton of styles online I suggest weddingshoppeinc.com.  I bought my reception dress from their brick and mortar store in MN an their website is great.

Post # 13
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65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh yeah you’ve got loads of time. I agree with what everyone is saying- buy magazines and check out websites to see what dresses and designers you like. Also keep in mind what kind of wedding you want to have. If you’re getting married outside in a low-key wedding, a super fancy ballgown probably is out of place. Don’t feel pressured to go to the bridal store right away- you don’t want to make a rash decision just because people are pressuring you! It’s an exciting part of the planning process- just go at your own pace and enjoy it!

 

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