Post # 1
I am just starting to think about dress shopping, with the wedding being about a year out. How long before the wedding did you start shopping and how far in advance did you actually order your dress?
Post # 3
I started about 12 months before.
I’d err on the side of early – the bridal salons I went to offered general guidelines of 5-6 months to get the dress, and 2-3 for alterations.
Of course, if you buy a sample, it could just take a few weeks for cleaning and touchups.
Post # 4
I bought mine last week for my dec 2012 wedding, wont see it until july, maybe august. I started shopping about 2 months ago. Summer’s easier shopping time for me.
Also, howdy neighbor. I’m in Philadelphia. I went to a few NJ stores since theres no tax but ended up buying in NYC
Post # 5
most places advice that you buy the gown 7-9 months ahead of time. I bought mine at the 8 month mark, but started reall dress shopping at 9month mark.
Post # 6
I bought mine a year out and was quoted it would take least 8 months to come in.
Post # 7
I bought my dress about a year out. I think you are in the perfect time frame right now!! Good luck on your hunt for the perfect dress.