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Just Said Yes June 2022

Order dress now or later?

Alessandra, on July 17, 2020 at 12:23 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 7
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So my fiancé and I decided this week that we will probably postpone our Spring 2021 wedding to June 2022 (we’re about 90% sure). However, I already had a few dress shopping appointments scheduled for this week. Low and behold I fell in love with a dress! My question now is, am I crazy to order this dress when we might not get married for another 2 years? Should I wait to order it until closer to the new date? Why or why not? Thanks!!



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Latest activity by Mrs.a, on July 17, 2020 at 3:41 PM
  • Chrysta
    Master November 2022
    Chrysta ·
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    I think this is heavily dependent upon what type of person you are. Are you the type of person who is confident in their decision and won’t second-guess themselves? Or do you know that over the next two years you won’t be able to resist looking at dresses online? I would say if you are 100% confident that you have found the dress you want to be married in, and that you will not continue to look at other options after purchasing it, then there’s nothing wrong with getting your dress early (assuming you don’t plan to gain or lose a ton of weight between now and then!). But, if you think you will be tempted to continue to look and possibly experience dress regret, then you may want to wait until about a year out.
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  • M
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Do you think it’s also a good deal now? Like what’re the chances of it going on sale or there being a further discount on it
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    I agree with both of the previous comments. The only comment I have to add is, how strongly do you feel about that specific dress? If you wait to buy it and came back a year from now ready to buy it, and that dress was unavailable, would you be heartbroken? Or would you be bummed, but ready to find a different dress? If you'd be heartbroken and don't want a different dress, I'd recommend buying it now. Otherwise, I'd wait until a year out.
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  • V
    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    I think I would have two concerns with buying a dress too soon. The first one being if you will regret the decision and end up wanting a different dress. The second would be if your weight changes at all. If you were to gain or lose weight, the dress might not fit anymore. Like the other poster mentioned, will you be devastated if the dress is no longer available? Dresses become discounted all of the time so it might not be available when you go back.

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  • Jessica
    Master September 2020
    Jessica ·
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    I bought my dress around a year and a half before our wedding, and I still love it, but I have wished I hadn’t bought it so soon. It was during a sample sale and was discontinued, so it was either buy it then or hope I found something I loved as much or more (and could afford) later. Every time over the last several months that I’ve wished I shopped longer, I’ve pulled it out and looked at it or put it on again and been completely reassured I made the right choice. I’ve seen a few other dresses that I liked, things that popped up on Pinterest or pictures brides share here, but I think the thing I really miss most was the fun of shopping and trying on all the beautiful dresses.
    Only you know yourself well enough to know if you will keep looking and regret buying this dress or not.
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  • Angel
    Expert August 2020
    Angel ·
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    Unless you're positive that you found a dress you want and it's for a super great deal, I'd wait! You never know if your mind may change, or if a new/better dress will be available.

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  • Mrs.a
    Master October 2021
    Mrs.a ·
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    It depends...are you apt to change your mind later and want another dress or are you more likely to regret not getting this dress if/when it becomes unavailable?
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