(Closed) Am I too late to buy my dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Bainise2013:  If you want something so specific, why don’t you find a dressmaker and have it made? It probably won’t actually cost any more than buying a “designer” wedding dress from a shop and you’ll have more control over what’s happening with it.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just bought my dress two weeks ago and I’m getting married June 22. I had just enough time to order if I wanted to, but the sample fit and it was in great shape so I just bought the sample. 

I think you have lots of time depending on the designer.

Post # 5
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182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think it just depends on the designer. The first dress I considered buying was Enzoani, and I was told they would take 20 weeks. The Allure I ended up buying was a 4 month turn around time, and it came in 4 days early.

 

Post # 6
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688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I just bought mine yesterday and they said it would arrive in July. I would definetly order before March.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It depends on the designer. Maggie’s only take like 4-5 months. If you want something specific, try Jasmine’s and they can combine two dresses you love!

Post # 8
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490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

my wedding is Sept 21 2013 and all the stores said to order by end of Jan to make sure i have enough time for the dress to get in and make any alterations before the wedding, I bought a Maggie Sottero gown and was told it would take 6 months to get in. So fingers crossed itll be here by June.

Post # 9
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490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Im sorry I didnt answer you question….The turn around time is really going to depend on who is making the dress, I dont think there trying to hard sell you just informing you your down to the wire to order.

Post # 10
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238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m getting married at the end of August and I just bought my dress yesterday. When we signed the contract the consultant told me my dress would be in no later than the end of May with no rush fee required. It must depend on the designer. 

Post # 11
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59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Bainise2013:  It might depend on the designer.  Do you have an Alfred Angelo close by?  I went in last week and bought one off the rack, but they said they could rush any of their dresses and get them in a bit sooner.  Good luck!!

Post # 12
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544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Bainise2013:  could you post pictures of the dress? My wedding is in September and I bought my dress ~3 weeks ago! 

Post # 13
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12250 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I bought my dress in January, and it came in IN JANUARY!

Maggie Sottero does a six week custom dress thing, but mine came in in three weeks!

You have TONS of time to dress shop! Don’t get pressured into a dress you aren’t CRAZY about!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I had a 4 month engagement and ordered a Casablanca dress with custom changes. I actually had to pay a rush fee, but there are designers that will allow you to rush it if you pay the fee so you can have more time. I wouldn’t settle, but I would start doing a lot more research and start really honing in on dresses with the pick ups you love and places you can go to try them on. 

Post # 15
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317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Bainise2013:  The cut off date for ordering your wedding gown depends entirely on the designer.  For example, my wedding gown is by Monique Lhuiller and I am getting remeasured so my gown can be ordered this weekend, which is the last possible date to order the gown for my Oct. 13, 2013 wedding.  That’s a total of 8 months prior to the date.  

That said, I don’t think you should settle for a gown.  You have a lot of time, and truth be told there are so many gowns out there by so many different designers, you are bound to find something that you love that you can get in time for your wedding.  

If there is a specific designer that you love, you might want to contact them directly and ask how far in advance you need to order your gown.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@FutureArmyWife12:  Date twins! (haven’t fixed my profile yet).

I’m having my dress made by a dressmaker – two dresses actually – and she doesn’t even start making it until three months out. 

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