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You’re officially engaged and find it difficult to contain your excitement! You may not have set the date for the big day but it’s time to head to the shops to seek out your wedding gown. It might sound like a good idea, but practically there are several reasons why we shouldn’t head make our bridal dress purchase too far in advance of the wedding. So when does the bride to be make what’s perhaps the biggest purchase of the wedding?

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Look but don’t buy

There’s no harm in looking and keeping your eyes open to new styles and trends in bridal attire months, if not years, before you are actually going to tie the knot. Keeping a close eye on bridal trends will mean when you come to make the big purchase you will have a clearer understanding of the type of dress you want.

Keep an open mind by looking at the different styles appearing in bridal shops, online and in wedding magazines, it will all add to the excitement of the whole wedding event!

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Think about storage

Depending on which style of dress you opt for, wedding gowns can be pretty bulky and difficult to store. Before you buy the dress you should ideally find a safe place to store it so it’s well away from prying eyes, grubby little fingers, and anything else that might compromise its condition.

Whether you can safely store the dress might determine how far away from the wedding you buy the dress.

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Will it still be fashionable in 18 months’ time?

If you’ve taken the plunge and bought your dress well in advance of the wedding, you run the risk of the dress being surpassed by a whole new wave of gowns coming out the next year. Only you will know if you might be influenced by trends and regret committing to this year’s style for a wedding next year.

If you staunchly know that it’s the dress for you and nothing will surpass it, then buying it sooner rather than later should not be a problem.

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Will the dress need alterations?

What might fit you perfectly now could prove to be a completely different story in 18 months’ time, or perhaps even longer. You know your body and if you’re prone to fluctuations in your weight it might be a good idea to postpone buying the wedding dress until nearer the big day, if not you could be looking having some alterations made to the dress, which can be quite costly.

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Think of the season

What might make the perfect wedding dress when you buy it in the middle of the summer might not be so practical in the depths of the winter when the wedding is booked for, or vice-versa. When buying your wedding dress, the present weather shouldn’t be a determining factor at all but rather the season the wedding will take place.

That said, if you do find the wedding dress of your dreams and know nothing will stop you from wearing it and feeling like a million dollars, then buying it well in advance of the wedding should not be a problem, as there is always the option to accessories the dress to make it more in-keeping with the weather!

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The ten-month guideline

A general rule of thumb when it comes to buying a wedding dress is to leave the purchase until ten months before the wedding.

If you’ve not yet set a date, it might be a good idea to wait until you have something concrete in place before you make the most exciting purchase of your big day. This will give you plenty of time to search for the perfect dress, and make any alterations it might require. It will also mean next year’s bridal gown season is not likely to come out and make you wish you’d waited.

To recap, whilst purchasing your wedding gown as soon as you get engaged might be tempting, buying the dress too early may mean you run into issues later down the line. By the same token, leaving it too late until you buy the dress could be equally problematic and even more stressful.

That said, every bride-to-be is different and you will know what is the perfect dress for you and when is the right time to buy it.

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The blog was written by Venus Bridal, specialists in diverse collections of bridal wear, offering both brides and bridesmaids a full range of beautiful dresses to cater for different styles of weddings at different times of the year.

 

How long before the wedding should you buy your wedding gown?

You’re officially engaged and find it difficult to contain your excitement! You may not have set the date for the big day but it’s time to head to the shops to seek out your wedding gown. It might sound like a good idea, but practically there are several reasons why we shouldn’t head make our bridal dress purchase too far in advance of the wedding. So when does the bride to be make what’s perhaps the biggest purchase of the wedding?

Look but don’t buy

There’s no harm in looking and keeping your eyes open to new styles and trends in bridal attire months, if not years, before you are actually going to tie the knot. Keeping a close eye on bridal trends will mean when you come to make the big purchase you will have a clearer understanding of the type of dress you want.

Keep an open mind by looking at the different styles appearing in bridal shops, online and in wedding magazines, it will all add to the excitement of the whole wedding event!

Think about storage

Depending on which style of dress you opt for, wedding gowns can be pretty bulky and difficult to store. Before you buy the dress you should ideally find a safe place to store it so it’s well away from prying eyes, grubby little fingers, and anything else that might compromise its condition.

Whether you can safely store the dress might determine how far away from the wedding you buy the dress.

Will it still be fashionable in 18 months’ time?

If you’ve taken the plunge and bought your dress well in advance of the wedding, you run the risk of the dress being surpassed by a whole new wave of gowns coming out the next year. Only you will know if you might be influenced by trends and regret committing to this year’s style for a wedding next year.

If you staunchly know that it’s the dress for you and nothing will surpass it, then buying it sooner rather than later should not be a problem.

Will the dress need alterations?

What might fit you perfectly now could prove to be a completely different story in 18 months’ time, or perhaps even longer. You know your body and if you’re prone to fluctuations in your weight it might be a good idea to postpone buying the wedding dress until nearer the big day, if not you could be looking having some alterations made to the dress, which can be quite costly.

Think of the season

What might make the perfect wedding dress when you buy it in the middle of the summer might not be so practical in the depths of the winter when the wedding is booked for, or vice-versa. When buying your wedding dress, the present weather shouldn’t be a determining factor at all but rather the season the wedding will take place.

That said, if you do find the wedding dress of your dreams and know nothing will stop you from wearing it and feeling like a million dollars, then buying it well in advance of the wedding should not be a problem, as there is always the option to accessories the dress to make it more in-keeping with the weather!

The ten-month guideline

A general rule of thumb when it comes to buying a wedding dress is to leave the purchase until ten months before the wedding.

If you’ve not yet set a date, it might be a good idea to wait until you have something concrete in place before you make the most exciting purchase of your big day. This will give you plenty of time to search for the perfect dress, and make any alterations it might require. It will also mean next year’s bridal gown season is not likely to come out and make you wish you’d waited.

To recap, whilst purchasing your wedding gown as soon as you get engaged might be tempting, buying the dress too early may mean you run into issues later down the line. By the same token, leaving it too late until you buy the dress could be equally problematic and even more stressful.

That said, every bride-to-be is different and you will know what is the perfect dress for you and when is the right time to buy it.

The blog was written by Venus Bridal, specialists in diverse collections of bridal wear, offering both brides and bridesmaids a full range of beautiful dresses to cater for different styles of weddings at different times of the year.