(Closed) When did you buy your dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How long before your wedding did you buy/order your dress?
    Less than 6 months before : (26 votes)
    11 %
    6 Months before : (15 votes)
    6 %
    7 or 8 months before the big day : (36 votes)
    15 %
    9 months to 1 year ahead : (88 votes)
    38 %
    1 year to 15 months : (40 votes)
    17 %
    15-18 months : (12 votes)
    5 %
    18 months to 2 years : (14 votes)
    6 %
    2+ years ahead : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    1511 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @FutureMrsKelly2014:  I still love looking at the dress boards even though I have my dress already … There are so many gorgeous options out there!

    How long before your wedding did you buy/order your dress?  I ordered my dress in January, and my wedding is in November … So about 10 months before.  It already came in, so that’s exciting!  It didn’t take as long as I expected to receive it.

    Did you have dress regret?  No, none at all.  I was a little worried when I first choosing a dress that I’d pick the “wrong” one.  I had a really strong reaction to one specific dress (actually cried!), but I wasn’t sure if it was really the right one since I kept thinking about a couple of other dresses I’d tried on as well.  I went back for a second appointment to try on the dress that made me cry … And I cried again!  I knew it was the right one at that point.  When I tried it on again after my actual dress arrived (not the sample), I still felt so excited and happy.  I can’t wait until my fiance sees it!

    If you haven’t bought yet, when are you planning to buy?  N/A


    Post # 4
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I went dress shopping about 10 months before because my sister was home and I anticipated having to order the dress. I ended up buying the sample so I don’t have to worry about when it will come in. 

    As for dress regret.. YES. I think it was because I only want to two shops and the process felt rushed. Soo when I joined the Bee I saw tons of different dresses and made me second guess my dress. I am feeling more confident about the dress now (partly because I don’t have a choice to change dresses haha)

    Post # 5
    770 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    How long before your wedding did you buy/order your dress?  

    10 months before.

    Did you have dress regret?

    Sort of. I kind of regret not going to a salon and trying on lots of different styles. I bought this one because it was lovely and very affordable. I have no idea if other dresses would look better on me. At the same time, I’d probably choose it again based on the price. It’s just a dress! I think dress regret is something people feel when their dresses are expensive. If you’re dropping $1k on an outfit you only get to wear a few hours, of course you’re going to second guess yourself.

    Post # 6
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I purchased my wedding dress a year and a half before the wedding and it came in a year before the wedding. I had a lot of dress regret once it came in as my wedding had changed a lot (went from small, to big). I also felt I rushed purchasing the dress and got caught in the moment.

    I ended up purchasing a second dress about 4 months before the wedding, and just came in. Love my 2nd dress so much and cant wait to wear it.

    Post # 7
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Buying my dress was the first wedding-relating thing I did.  I bought it about 11 months prior to my wedding.  I love my dress, but sometimes I do wish I had taken a bit more time and looked at more options.

    Post # 8
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I haven’t got it yet, but will be doing so at the end of the year, so I voted 9mos-1 year ahead.  I am hoping to be a wee bit smaller before trying them on.  LOL

    Post # 9
    2389 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I bought mine the day before I got my ring, which was less than 4 months before the wedding.  One shop, 45 minutes, 2nd dress I tried on out of 3.  Paid in full, out the door.  

    Never had any regret.  I loved my dress.

    Post # 10
    1589 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m starting shopping on Monday, and let’s face I, I hope to find a dress. That will be 10.5 months out. 

    Post # 11
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I purchased my dress two weeks ago, so 18 months in advance.  I am constantly moving around due to my career path so this was the only time I knew I would be home to go shopping with my mom and girlfriends and have enough time to order the dress.

    Post # 12
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Bought my dress about 18 months before our original wedding date. We ended up postponing our wedding another 15months. So in total I’ll have had the dress almost 3 years when we get married this September!! Insane I know but I seriously still LOVE my dress! I have no interest in even looking at another dress, it’s definitely my dream dress. I love everything about it have never second guessed it. 

    Post # 13
    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We got engaged December 2012 and won’t be getting married until September 2014. I purchased my dress the day after we got engaged. I’ve been planning the wedding for a long time now and knew exactly what I wanted. It’s a classic dress that I knew wouldn’t go out of style any time soon. I loved the dress and was afraid that it would be discontinued by the time the wedding got closer.


    Post # 14
    11068 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    9 months before, only took 3 months to come in. 

    Post # 15
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I bought my dress in October for a June wedding.  Nope, no dress regret.  But I’m not as hyped about certain wedding related things as other brides, so I didn’t think about it.  If I saw another dress I liked, I thought “oh that’s pretty,” without wishing it was mine.  When it came to picking the dress, it was one thing I was very happy to have checked off the “to do” list.

    Post # 16
    1607 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    How long before your wedding did you buy/order your dress?   I will be ordering my dress 3.5 months before my wedding

    Did you have dress regret?

    If you haven’t bought yet, when are you planning to buy? I’m getting married mid-oct, and will be ordering the dress end of june. i have been in communication with the designer and she said that was fine, and they’re actually already dying the fabric. I don’t know what I will do if I don’t like it, but I’ve been in love with it for a year now and it’s being custom made to match my bouquet, I really can’t vision not loving it. Plus, getting it this close to the date means I won’t have tons of time to get regret!


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