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Curious Bride August 2021 Derbyshire

When did you buy your dress?

Emma, 14 August 2020 at 19:14 Posted on Wedding Planning 0 50
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I am getting married in August 2021 and I am already looking at wedding dresses 馃檲 how long before your wedding did you start shopping around for your dress? And when did you buy your dress?

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Latest activity by Sarah, 14 September 2020 at 03:36
  • Sarah
    Curious Bride September 2021 West Sussex
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    Congratulations on your wedding!


    Most dresses if they are being ordered take at least 6 months to come in so I think a year ahead is a good time to be looking.
    I鈥檓 getting married in 4 weeks and I ordered my dress at the beginning of December but was trying dresses on in November. My dress arrived in June and I鈥檝e had plenty of time to have alterations.
    Have loads of fun shopping x
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    Wow I didn't realise it can take that long to get a dress made!!
    I am just waiting to meet the vicar so we can put the deposit down on the date she has held for us then there will be no stopping me dress shopping haha x
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  • Sunnydiamonds92335
    Curious Bride August 2021 Cheshire
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    Hi
    I'm getting married in aug 2021 aswell an I went dress shopping for the first time on friday an I'm pretty sure I've found the dress 馃檪 I wanted to start as soon as poss as they said some dresses can take 8 months to arrive!! (If you dont buy off the rack) and it gives you plenty of time to shop around (I had no idea I'd find the one on the first trip out 馃槀 )
    Have fun shopping x
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    Haha its great you have found one you like already 馃檪 so what happens if you find one you like do you put a deposit down on it when they order it for you xx
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    Curious Bride August 2021 Cheshire
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    Yes, the place I went asks for 50% deposit then the rest when it arrives.
    I havent done that yet as i had another appointment booked at another shop so wanted to honour the appointment but I rekon I'll defo be going back for the dress (will be pretty hard to top)
    I'm glad I started looking this early tho as the ones I had in mind that I liked, I didnt like on me an the one that I dismissed when looking on the hanger is the one that i really like and want 馃ぃ馃檪
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    Fancy that happening haha.


    Well originally I was looking online at jjs house they have some beautiful dresses on there they make them to your measurements but I am panicking about the dress not fitting right on the day so I am now emailing round my local wedding shops to see there price ranges and at least I can try some on in person and get proper alterations done etc.
    I don't want to be spending more than 拢300 on a dress though as we are only having a small church wedding and not having any sort of reception due to covid xx
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    I looked on there,they do have some stunning dresses dont they. Have you checked reviews for there?
    That's the only trouble with online buying, getting the fit just right.
    Where abouts are you?? I went to copplestones bridal in liverpool they have dresses 50% off rrp. There are quite a few places that do off the rack or sample sales that are reasonably priced (worth googling to see if any places near you do)Or you could go to a few appointments to see what suits you and then you definatly no what styles, sizes etc for if you are ordering online?
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    Yeah they have some really lovely ones on jjs house.
    I'm in Derby so I've emailed around the ones closest to me.
    I mean could I go to a bridal shop literally just to try on with no intention of buying yet if I told them my price range I am willing to pay? I feel bad for trying but not buying 馃槀馃槀 but like you said you go to a few shops until you find the one don't you x
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    Curious Bride August 2021 Cheshire
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    Some people go to loads of shops before buying a dress. My sister in law went to about 8 places before finding hers lol after all you cant buy a dress in every shop lol
    If a shop have your price range and a dress you love then of course that would be the one you pick (they shouldn't show you anything over your budget) but if you went to a few an you still didnt find the one you wanted but have a better idea of styles then online could be the way to go. Esspecially if theres only so many shops in your area.
    It's hard as it's not like normal dress shopping, but it's still fun. Enjoy it, I was nervous at first (dont no why) but it was fun. The perfect dress is out there somewhere weather it be in store or online 馃槉馃檪
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    Yes your right 馃檪 thank you for reassuring me lol what date in August are you getting married we are 7th x
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  • Sunnydiamonds92335
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    Your welcome, its stressful planning a wedding isnt it (were doing almost everything ourselves as we are on a budget) then with covid happening aswell it's a nightmare.
    You said you were having a small church wedding but no reception? At least you havent got the added stress of that too.
    Oohh your before me, We are getting married 21st august x

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    Yeah we aren't having a reception incase we have to move dates or they ban weddings again at least then its not as stressful, we were thinking of going to Miller and carter's for a meal afterwards with our parents and siblings and their families but not sure if we will definatley be doing that yet.
    The vicar has said she will be in touch to meet us september/October time so I'm abit worried it's not set in stone yet as we haven't seen her to give a deposit but she took our names down etc and asked us what time we would like to get married so I'm nervous about that still x
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    It is a pain having the uncertainty isnt it but trying to stay positive. Least if it's a meal afterwards somewhere that can be booked nearer the time if things are still up in the air.
    She may have penciled you in so should be ok if you gave all the details x
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    Yes fingers crossed 馃 and yeah it's still a nice place to go and people will still enjoy it xx
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    馃for u lol
    They will. Sure everything will be great, good luck xx
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    Dedicated Bride September 2021 Merseyside
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    Hiya

    Can I ask what your experience was like at Copplestones? I am in Liverpool and am in a bit of a wedding dress pickle!

    We were due to get married this September, and so I bought my dress at Wed2B in May last year, so 18 months before our original date. Since then I have had surgery to remove about a stone of loose skin; I lost 8 stone and was left with loads of loose skin on my abdomen and arms. The original dress I bought was before all this was removed, so covered me up a lot.

    Now I am a different shape and another stone down, and our wedding is now another 12 months away. I am doubting my choice of dress - both in style and silhouette. I will be 51 when we finally tie the knot , but feel and look (I hope!) much younger than that.

    So, I am thinking that I might need another dress which suits my new shape better!

    Ali xx

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