(Closed) Wedding Dress Shopping

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
10454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with looking now. But styles change so much over 2 years that you might very well end up regretting something you buy now, later. 

Post # 5
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I personally would wait until about 1 year prior to that date. That saves you the trouble of falling out of love with the dress that you picked which would lead to dress regret which leads to (since you’ll have so much time) trying to sell the dress to get the money to buy your new dream dress.


Post # 6
2972 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I wouldn’t look yet. Your body or tastes might change by then. Take it from someone who learned that hard way.

Post # 7
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It’s really up to you. Just because you go look doesn’t mean you will buy. I’m getting married  June 28, 2014 and I bought my dress in March of this year so 1 year and 4 months before my wedding. I have no dress regret.

Post # 8
10 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

Don’t go yet!  I know you think you’ll just look, but you’ll likely end up buying one if you look (like I did).  I regretted it later…and then fell back in love with it after alterations. But that’s a long story.  Bridal shops want you to buy too, so they’re always telling you things like you won’t be able to find the dress again, or that it’s going to go up in price.  That’s usually not true.  I would wait.  Right now the big thing is trumpet lace gowns (mine is one and I love it!) but in 2 years that may look kind of dated.  Just wait.  Plus, it depends a lot on your venue and the style of wedding you want to have.  I originally planned for a rustic wedding, but ended up having a vintage 20’s style wedding because of the venue we could afford.

Edit:  Or if you do go, leave your card at home so you CAN’T buy. haha

Post # 9
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

From a frugal gal – you may very well find a dress now and buy it. Then it goes on sale before you need to wear it. You could have just worn the same exact perfect dress on your wedding day for the sale price by shopping later. And well, that’s a shame. 

Try on. It’s fun. Don’t buy. 

Post # 10
18 posts
  • Wedding: December 2014

@SamJane:  OMG, I know how you feel!! My wedding day is in Dec. 2014 and I’ve been looking for dresses online for  A WHILE (been engaged for over a year now).  I would REALLY love to try one or 2, just because, but I’m still avoiding going to any stores. I might fall in love with a dress too early, and I don’t want that to happen, I would have too much time to change my mind, and like other bees said, the style could be out by your W day.  Another thing I think about is that I’d rather go with close friends/family and make an “event” out of my dress shopping day/weekend.  I recommend you focus on some of the other items on your W planning list.  The time will be right before you know it.

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