(Closed) What do you think about dress shopping now?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Would you try dresses on now or wait until official proposal?
    I would wait until we are officially engaged : (53 votes)
    88 %
    He said he's ok with it, so I would start shopping now : (7 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee

    In my opinion, I would wait until I was engaged, because that may be in back of your mind during your shopping and you don’t want anything to be incomplete during that special time. Also, if you want the big experience with your family, I would wait until you can have that and not worry about a sale that you are seeing. There’s always more sales! At the same time, it can’t hurt browsing online though so you are ready for your big shopping day now can it? 🙂 Have fun!!!

    Post # 4
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    2863 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Don’t do it. David’s has sales all the time, another one will come. Take it on step at a time- planning your wedding before you are even engaged kind of ruins it… the engagement becomes an after thought as you are already focused on the wedding. 

    Post # 6
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    1278 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    How exciting that he has said it is coming!!

    I would wait to buy your dress – you dont know what kind of wedding you wil have yet and its also something to look forward to after you get engaged!

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    No harm in looking…I dunno, I shopped 4 stores and would have been that much more stressed if I had started prior to the engagement, I would have had too many possibilities in my head. Even with 4 shops, I ended up with 5 possibilities and only decided my dress on Monday

    Post # 8
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    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    Personally, I would wait. Engagement is a special time, and I’d save all of that fun wedding planning (like dress shopping) for when you’re actually engaged. I think dress shopping before I was engaged would have just lessened the excitement of actually beign engaged, if that makes sense. And yes, David’s Bridal has sales all the time. 

    Post # 9
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    2949 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I’d look online to get an idea of the dresses that you would like to try on after you get engaged (and thus lessen the hassle) but In My Humble Opinion, I would suggest that you hold off actually/physically shopping for a dress until then. Plenty of dress porn online to bode you over anyway Smile

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Old Stone House in Brookyn

    I’ve read that David’s has sales four times a year. If there is one specific dress you love than you might want to snap it up before it’s discontinued. Otherwise, it’s probably not worth missing out of the shopping experience you imagined.

    Post # 11
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    692 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Unless you plan to have a REALLY short engagement (less than 4-6 months), I’d wait.  Beyond wanting the family experience, the kind of wedding dress you’d wear for a winter wedding in a huge cathedral is totally different than one you might wear for an outdoor summer BBQ wedding, and if you don’t have those details nailed down (not just “this is what I’d like”, but “this is what SO wants too”, “my family can reasonably get there at this time” and “we’ve put money down on a place so we KNOW this is what we’re doing”), you might fall in love with a dress that looks strangely out of place!

    Post # 12
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    3304 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would look online but don’t go in to try any on. Save that experience for when you are engaged officially.

    Post # 13
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    196 posts
    Blushing bee

    Well, I happen to have a close friend who works at a bridal shop in town and I totally went in to try on dresses. It was actually her idea, and I mean really, it’s hard to say no to something so pretty! According to my friend, they have had ladies purchase dresses pre-engagement. Plus, I know that engagement is going to happen and our latest plans are to get married this summer. So there is a bit of a time crunch on my part so I want to have an idea of what I’m looking for so that when I go with my family and friends, it’s not overwhelming. It was only my sister and I, though; she came for moral support so I didn’t feel like a complete doofus. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I was so glad I waited until we were engaged.  It’s just such a special time and you want it to be perfect.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @future.mrs.c: I would wait until after we got engaged.  You kind of want to have the season, venue and type of wedding in mind when shopping for your dress.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Don’t do it! They have sales all the time! (unless, you’re planning to only be engaged for like 4 months or something.) Enjoy your engagement!

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