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My wedding is in 17 months. This time is flying by. I plan to go dress shopping tomorrow with my mom and sister since I will be visiting home this weekend. Do you think it's too soon? Will the consultants be weird? I found a dress I love that I found for a great price, but I'm worried it won't fit. So my mom wants to go shopping. I'm just worried it's too soon. When dI'd you go shopping?

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There are no hard and fast rules! lol There have been brides here that have gone shopping a year and a half before their date. It's up to you. If you find something that you love, then go for it. Just talk to the salon wherever you go about keeping it clean for that long. I know if you're getting white, you have to be careful about it going yellow over time, but don't ask me what that time is! Your salon will be able to help you out. Plus, a lot of times dresses take easily 6 months or more before they even come in so you've got plenty of cushion in terms of when your date is!!

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My wedding is in 17 months. This time is flying by. I plan to go dress shopping tomorrow with my mom and sister since I will be visiting home this weekend. Do you think it's too soon? Will the consultants be weird? I found a dress I love that I found for a great price, but I'm worried it won't fit. So my mom wants to go shopping. I'm just worried it's too soon. When dI'd you go shopping?

@@TheBHolders, my wedding is in January 2016 and I bought my wedding dress on October 2014, 14 months beforehand! I took a gamble at a sample sale and of course, fell in love with the first dress I tried on. It will be hard to make sure that I stay the same size and have minimal weight gain (or loss but don't think that will happen lol) but I have no regrets as I am in love with my dress. It's just more of a motivation to stay active!

 

The consultants weren't at all weird when they found out our wedding date. I say go for it if you want to go. I did see the dress you found and that was gorgeous on you. Why won't it fit, too big?

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Thanks @@Wafflesmom I love the dress, but it was a spur if the moment thing and my mom wasn't with me. The dress is also 1 or 2 sizes too small. Luckily it's a corset back and I do plan on losing weight, my gut and some thighs

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I don't think there are any rules. I bought mine a year out because I couldn't wait anymore! haha. I wasn't planning on buying anything, just getting an idea of what fit better but I happened to stumble upon the one and it was discontinued, I bought the last one. I didn't think anyone looked at me weird, most of the consultants' concerns were around changes in weight but if your weight is pretty constant it shouldn't be a problem. I know the feeling, I felt like they wouldn't take me seriously because my wedding was so far away but it wasn't like that at all. I only had one experience like that but I think it had more to do with the general service, rather than the time of my wedding. 

 

I still have to do a few alterations but i'm planning on doing that about 3 months before. 

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My wedding is in 17 months. This time is flying by. I plan to go dress shopping tomorrow with my mom and sister since I will be visiting home this weekend. Do you think it's too soon? Will the consultants be weird? I found a dress I love that I found for a great price, but I'm worried it won't fit. So my mom wants to go shopping. I'm just worried it's too soon. When dI'd you go shopping?

17 months is really early.   You will find something you love, and while looking at wedding sites and what not, end up stumbling across something else that you really like as well.

 

I bought an Oleg Cassini for too much money, but loved it.  Ended up going thrift store shopping one day, and HAPPENED to stumble upon a vintage Jessica McClintock vintage dress that i LOVED and bought it for $25.  I ended up having it customized for $150.  I spent $175 on a dress, which is soooo much less than what I payed for my Oleg Cassini.

 

I highly recommend going to a thrift store and seeing what you can find.  Yes they are usually vintage, dated BUT they are in mint condition and under $100.  You can go to a great seamstress and have it customized to what you want for less than how much a designer dress cost to be altered to your shape.

 

I sincerely believe wedding dress shopping is like car shopping, once you leave the store you are left with a really expensive dress, that will either A) end up being stored somewhere like a garage/basement or attic only to be looked at once every few years and bring up some great memories, that's why you're paying for that expensive photographer OR B) you want to sell it, and let's face it, there is NO LUCK in selling a used dress, because a majority of women want that "say yes to the dress moment" in some booshie boutique.

 

Wedding dresses are great, I love them, wanted the Kleinfeld experience, but the real side is, there is a much more logical way to go about it.

 

Seriously, thrift store, find something that you like the material, the cut, the color, take it to a seamstress let them know what you want, and voila, you got A ONE OF A KIND dress THAT NO OTHER CHICK WILL EVER WEAR!!! 

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