(Closed) Were you ever tempted to buy a dress before getting engaged?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Before Fiance and I were engaged, Future Mother-In-Law tried to get me into a bridal salon to try on dresses. I told her I wasn’t setting foot in there until there was a ring on my finger! LOL!

Post # 4
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Yep! Guilty!

I saw a dress in a bridal boutique window once (about the time the hubs and I had started talking marriage, but I didn’t have a ring), and I Googled it and found the designer. I was SO tempted to go in and try it on because the price was reasonable, but I never did.

And let me tell you … thank God! Our wedding style evolved quite a bit while we were planning and the dress I first saw was so far off from how I wanted up wanting to look on our wedding day.

Post # 5
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s tempting, but you know what I decided to focus on instead? Looking for an engagement party dress!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 6
118 posts
Blushing bee

I’m not going to lie about it, I’ve definitely thought about this. I decided against bc I’d be way too embarassed if my family EVER found out. I have very specific taste as well, and wonder what would happen if when the time comes, I have nothing to wear. I guess I’ll just have to figure it out then.

Post # 7
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

A dress? No, defintely not. But I did haunt every ‘design your own engagment ring’ site known to man.

Post # 8
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh yes. I almost did once or twice (when I was single, boo me!). I kind of wish I would have bought the second one I looked at. It was GORGEOUS and marked down from $3000 to like $400 (it was 3 or 4 seasons old). Fit me like a glove too.

I like my dress though. I think it will be perfect!

Post # 9
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think I’m the only one who NEVER looked at wedding dresses (or wedding websites!) until we had a date set!  I didn’t even know dresses take so long to come in, and was going to wait until my mom is in town in August to start looking (my wedding is in Brazil, in November).  Good thing I then started going to boards and wedding websites!

Post # 10
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I bought my dress before I was engaged!  My hubby and I had been living together for about a year and a half and were started to talk about wedding plans (and had already been ring shopping, so I knew one was eventually coming).  One of the things I looked forward to most was dress shopping with my mom, who lives 600 miles from me.  She came to visit about a month before I got engaged and since I’m usually so indecisive, we decided to start dress shopping, thinking the search for my dress would take forever.  Well, surprise, I adored the first dress I tried on (David’s Bridal V9010) and we bought it that day!  My hubby proposed a month later!  He still teases me about how I had a dress before I had a ring!

Post # 11
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Nope never tought about it. Once and awhile I looked at dresses for fun online but I would have never thought to buy one..I wanted to wait until I was engaged before I started to plan anything.  We were in no rush.  There are millions of dresses out there!  When the times comes you will find one you love!

Post # 12
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Yes! I’m worried that my favorite Monique Lhuillier styles that keep popping up on OnceWed now will be extinct by the time I get engaged!!

Post # 13
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

no! i didn’t want to jinx anything…i did look at invitations and stuff online though…

Post # 14
1109 posts
Bumble bee

Most certainly I have not, as I haven’t seen any that scream “zomg you neeeed meeee!”.

There’s also that business of being recently employed and trying to stock the coffers.

Post # 15
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

no no no no!  I’m a big believer in “nothing’s guaranteed to happen until it happens”, and was afraid I would jinx myself.  Bridal magazines were actually my biggest temptation, I would sit in the magazine store reading them but would never buy one until i had that rock.



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