(Closed) When is too early to start Dress shopping?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t think so. Well I looked in magazines and online for a few months before shopping and calling around to the stores to see if they had the dresses I wanted to try on. I started about 16 to 15 months before and started trying on dresses about 10 months before. It’s never to early I don’t think unless you plan to lose or gain weight then I would start closer to the wedding date. 

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

No, definitely not! Go ahead and start shopping now!  You usually want to make your purchase 9-10 months prior to your wedding, and sometimes it takes a while to find your perfect dress! This gives you a good buffer time.

Post # 5
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Go ahead and shop, but don’t tell them you’re not going to buy 🙂

Post # 6
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I think it would be ok to look, but I wouldn’t buy anything until you are less then a year out. I think earlier then that you are asking for dress regret.

Post # 7
1095 posts
Bumble bee

Start shopping, and keep in mind that the styles you try on will most likely be there when you go back a few months later, so dont feel pressured to buy! You want to make sure you’ve tried on enough dresses to know what styles you like. And don’t feel like your burdoning the staff… it’s their job to be there and help you.

Post # 8
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i’m like, 22 months out from my wedding, and i’ve been shopping for a couple months now. 

for most shops, they reccommend ordering your dress a year in advance. so 15 months isn’t early at all (:


Post # 9
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I started looking exactly a year from my wedding (we’ll be engaged 13 months total). i thought the same thing as you about burdening the salespeople. However, they know that a lot of people come through just to try on dresses to get an idea of the style they like.

The biggest shocker was when I put on the 8th dress and started crying becaue I loved the dress so much. Didn’t expect to leave with a dress that day but I did.

My only fear is that it leaves more room for dress regret. I think I’ll have more of a problem fearing the dress regret than having actual dress regret, if that makes sense.

So, I think you should go have some fun and keep in mind anything can happen!

Post # 10
1438 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Go shopping girl! I bought my dress 8 months ago and we still dont have a wedding date. lol

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