Too early to buy my dream dress?? Help wanted!
I'm new to the forum and looking for some help from all you other bride2be's and any recent brides who have just been through their big days.
My fiance, Aaron, and I have been engaged for just over two years but are only beginning to plan our wedding now. We are looking to get married in 2021, either in May, June or September. We are hoping to decide and book a date in the next couple of months after visiting a few more reception venues before making our final decision.
Since July last year I've loved looking through all the different wedding dress designers and their collections, and not long after I started looking I came across the most beautiful and breath-taking (in my opinion) Demetrios Platinum 2018 dress called 'Augusta', which since then I've always thought would be "the one". Not long after this in October 2017, I saw it for the first time in real life at the Scottish Wedding Show on their catwalk. And this only made me love it more.
As we haven't set a date yet, I didn't plan on going dress shopping til some time next year. But I've still been keeping up to date and enjoying looking online at all the beautiful dresses, until recently when the bridal shop in Glasgow, who stock the Demetrios dress, posted on their Instagram recently again about the dress. This then kicking me into action, and making me worry as it was a 2018 collection dress, that it wouldn't be available to buy much longer. So I decided to contact the store and book an appointment to try it as I think I would be heartbroken if they pulled the collection and I hadn't even had the chance to try it. So we are now a couple of weeks after my first ever bridal appointment and the dress did not disappoint me when I tried it on anyway! It was perfect! It had the beautiful cathedral train, the illusion neckline, the lace, the 3D floral appliques and the detailed back. So it was everything and more that I'd always pictured and dreamed of. But now my dilemma is that as the store had their sample 'Augusta' dress on sale I could buy it at a discounted price now or wait until next year and hope that I can still get them to order a brand new dress straight from the designer but pay full price (if they haven't pulled the dress). Or the other option is that I wait til closer to the date and look then, but I feel like nothing has even come close to that dress in my eyes, either trying other dresses in the same shop on that day or looking again afterwards online. I've got another appointment to try on dresses at another couple of shops this Saturday, just to help me try and make a final decision before it's too late and I regret it.
Any opinions or advice on what you did or think I should do would be great, and would help me hugely in my decision.
This is the 'Augusta' dress below -