Savvy July 2018

How early is too early to say "Yes to the Dress?"

Sara, on July 25, 2017 at 9:34 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 13

Our wedding is July 21, 2018. I've recently picked up my dress and I love it now as much as I did picking it out. My biggest fear is not loving it in the next year. Does any other BTB have this anxiety or am I just stressing over nothing?


Latest activity by Stephanie, on July 27, 2017 at 1:20 PM
  • MrsDrum
    Master June 2017
    MrsDrum ·
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    I pinned my dress on Pinterest in 2014. I ended up buying and wearing that same dress 3 years later.

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  • Munchkin9218
    Master September 2018
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    The best advice I got was to stop looking at other dresses and to just relax!! If you continue to look at yours cosntantly youll pick it apart and if you continue to look at other dresses you will get dress regret!

    Also what @Kate said about dresses taking some time to come in! You should be fine, but don't look at other dresses!

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  • Steph
    Super June 2018
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    I picked out my dress in March of this year, so 15 months early. I sometimes have this anxiety, but I mostly don't even think about the dress. Don't look at any other dress pictures and don't look at yourself in the dress. Focus on other parts of your wedding or take a break from wedding planning totally. From what I've heard and read, the people who have dress regret are the ones who weren't totally in love in the first place and the ones who continually look at dresses and analyze if their dress is the 'perfect' one.

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  • Amanda
    Devoted June 2018
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    I went in April! And my wedding is in June of 2018.. 14 months before my wedding

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  • Tammy S.
    VIP August 2017
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    I bought mine 14 months ahead with no regrets! Still love it!

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  • MrsBeetoBe
    Super October 2017
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    Go for it! Just don't keep shopping/pinning afterwards!

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  • TarHeel729
    Expert July 2017
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    I picked my dress 10 months before the wedding and watched the two-minute video of me in the dress (that my dad took) over and over again (because it made me happy) until I went in for my first fitting a month before my wedding. If you love your dress now, I don't think you will have dress regret.

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  • CoolKat
    Super October 2017
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    I don't think it is too early. Like PP said, it could take months to have it in and you might want alteration which can take weeks itself. You might also not find the dress you want the first time shopping and will need more time to look

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  • Chantelle
    Devoted September 2018
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    I picked out my dress this weekend and am getting married in September 2018. I've stopped looking at other dress pictures and shopping around for them, because I love my dress and don't want to not love it in a year!

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  • KatieMBY
    VIP January 2018
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    Start looking now. Some dresses may take 6 months to come in, and if you wait too long, you'll be crunched for time if you need alterations. I bought mine in March and my wedding in January. I got it in April, and they told me it would arrive in July. It really varies, but I wouldn't wait.

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  • Rachel
    VIP September 2018
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    I'm planning to start looking in September (at the one year mark for me). I think this is the right time for you to get your dress. Try not to look at other dresses and you should be good. I would also clear our your pintrest if you have dresses. I did that with venues after we booked ours.

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  • Spaghetti
    VIP November 2018
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    I am going shopping on August 6th about 15 months before my wedding.

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  • Stephanie
    Expert October 2018
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    I got mine a year and a half before my wedding, because I found a dress I loved on Pinterest, and found the store that carried it. Then ordered it because they told me the dresses get discontinued soon! I am so happy with my purchase <3 Just see what you like and do not continue to go shopping after you find one you love. that is how dress regret happens!

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