Post # 1
Our wedding is scheduled for January 19, 2014 and I”m getting nervous that I am dress shopping late in the game. What is the latest you all have found dresses?
I had wanted MLK wknd for awhile, due to having a dw and getting that monday off, but not doing a more popular memorial day or labor day wknd (that FI was against). MLK seemed perfect for the warm weather destination aspect. It took some time to order my ring and for him to propose and now all of a sudden I’m wondering if I made a mistake choosing this date? We knew where we wanted it, and it is all-inclusive so at least that knocks out venue, food, photographer, decorations, those vendors, etc.
At this point I have a sense of the type of dress I want but I just started dress shopping.
Post # 3
@flowerring: You’ll be fine! When I had issues with the store owner the first time I ordered a dress, I ended up having to order a new one the 2nd week of February. it came in mid-June. (4 months)
Just let the consultant know the time frame you have to work with so if a rush has to be placed with a certain designer, it will be 🙂
Post # 4
I bought my first dress 8 months out, regretted it, and got an amazing gown 4 months out! You can always buy a sample gown, even if it’s two weeks before your day! I’d get into the bridal shops soon though, so that you can get something you really like and not have to be rushed!
Post # 5
Got mine 5 months out because everyone said I had left it too late, bought the sample got a huge discount and love it.
6 months should be plenty even if you want to order a new one. Enjoy!
Post # 6
You can order a new one in 6-9 months, typically. You can get a new one with a rush order (costs extra) if you’re under that. And, if you’re really pressed for time, you can always buy a sample dress and get it at a discount, too. You will be able to find something, but don’t push off looking for one any further!
Post # 7
one place i went said 8 months to order, another place said 3 months.
the place where i got my dress said 5 months, it came in 4 months.
call the store before going to make sure of the ordering timeline.
you shoould be fine, but would start looking asap.
Post # 8
Where I went standard turn-around was like 4-6 months, and I had 5 months until the wedding. However, you could get the dress expedited for $100. Seriously, only $100 and it came in 2-3 months!
Though I ended up ordering from Maggie Sottero’s something or other line… Maggie Sottero has a TON of dresses that can be made for you in 6 weeks… Mine came in just 3 weeks! And it was a SERIOUSLY ornate 53 pound ballgown!
Post # 9
well you can always get a dress. it really depends what kind of dress you want to have.
Post # 10
I got mine in late March-early April for a November wedding, and it will come in plenty of time.
Post # 11
I bought my dress the middle of January and it came in the last week of June. I have a Maggie and they said it can take 6 to 8 months depending are certain times of the year, but usually it only takes up to 6. Good luck, i think you still have time 🙂
Post # 12
@flowerring: First off, you’re getting married on my birhtday so yayy!!! Lol
Secondly, I think you have time to order your dress. I would start really looking/trying them on now though. My dress was supposed to take 6 months to arrive but it only took 4.
Post # 13
@anna567: “well you can always get a dress. it really depends what kind of dress you want to have.”
This is very wise. Any dress can be a wedding dress, you aren’t limited to the specialty bridal shops. Just allow a few weeks for the dress to be tailored to your figure (very important) and you’re golden.