Post # 1
I bought my dress yesterday (an Alfred Angelo, the only dress I even tried on because I new it was the one before going to the store). It, and my mom and daughter’s dresses, won’t be in until “early June.” The wedding is june 14, and both the dress and wedding are over three hours away from home.
I had no idea it’d take FOUR MONTHS to get a dress in. So really freaked out here! What if it doesn’t come in time? Would you buy back up dresses for the ones on order?
I really thought I’d buy the dress in my size, take it home, and have MY seamstress fix it. Or that I could order it and have it in sooner.
Post # 3
can you buy a used one of it online?
Post # 4
Can you pay extra for them to rush it? I’d be suuuuuper nervous with that timing, it doesn’t leave much time for alterations. A backup might not be a bad plan.
Post # 5
It’s too new to have a used one. I looked for used dresses because I’m all about recycling and saving money, but I found NOTHING like it.
The bridal associate say she’d make sure to stress that the dress is needed ASAP, but I understand that the dress probably has to be made first. I doubt there’s hundreds of size 0 in this model just waiting for me to order one haha.
We have no bridal stores where I live, hence the long drive to get to any bridal stores. We have a Bealls and a Sears department stores. That’s literally it for fancy attire.
Post # 6
Wow…that is a time crunch. But 4 months is generally a REALLY good time frame. I ordered my dress in October, it arrived mid-June and my wedding was July. The store was also about 2 and a bit hours away from me.
Generally, you can do a rush if they haven’t already offered that. However, that always costs extra because the designer then needs to put current orders to the side to do yours. I would call and make sure they are rushing it because a sales associate saying “I’ve told them to rush it” doesn’t really mean much to the designer when they get hundreds of orders daily.
Sorry if I’ve worried you more…just want you to have all the info! You still have time, and maybe your dress will come in early (most stores that have a 4 month turn around usually just tell customers that, when in reality, it’s a lot sooner. They just don’t want people to think they are pulling stuff off racks instead of it being “made-to-order”).
Keep an eye out for backups, but try and have faith your dress will come in on time. Most places have great alteration departments that will work with you to get your dress done in a time crunch if need be. Good luck! I’m sure everything will work out perfectly for your big day 🙂
Post # 7
That is cutting it very fine, especially if you need to do alterations (95% chance that you will). Wedding dresses are also fairly notorious for arriving later than expected since designers can easily get backlogged, especially in the peak season around April/May/June. Personally, I would get a backup dress just in case.
Post # 8
@DW82: 1, thats an awesome turn around time, mine took over 7 months to come in. 2. Can you pay a rush fee?
Post # 9
When I walked in the store and told them my date, like legit look of “oh shit” on their faces. I don’t think they were bluffing on the time frame.
Surely they can’t force me to use THEIR seamstress. I think I’ll go pick up the dress and bring it home and have my lady alter it (and yes, it will probably need it, unless I can gain about 10 pounds). I can’t/no time to drive 3 hours for every damn fitting.
Post # 10
Honestly, I would seriously consider a backup if it is in your budget. That is cutting it WAY too close.
Post # 11
That is cutting it seriously close! My wedding is April 12th and I already had my first fitting and have my second a month before the wedding.
bestbridalprices.com has loads of dresses that ship today. You would have it within a week. That is always an option (albeit scary buying dress sight unseen!) if you are getting closer to the wedding and the dress might not arrive in time.
Post # 12
I think what I’ll do is find a reception dress that can serve as a back up wedding dress. My daughter’s reception dress can also double as her wedding attire. The only person left to worry about then is my mom.
Still just, grrr. File this under “things no one tells you about getting married.” (I’ve literally never known anyone who didn’t do a jeans-and-shirt courthouse wedding or an “off the rack at Bealls” potluck backyard wedding.)
Post # 13
It really varies with the designer. I got married in August, ordered my dress in November, they told me it would come in in April or May, and it came in in January. Try not to stress out yet!
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I’d bookmark a backup from a department store, but I’d wait and see. It might come in earlier than expected, and then you won’t need anything. Dont’ spend the money just yet!
Post # 15
GRRR! I just called the store and they said “we can’t put a rush on it because it’s bridal season.”
What the hell.
Post # 16
I’d totally look for the style you chose online so you can get in ASAP instead of “early June” – You’ll probably find it cheaper even after losing your deposit and the peace of mind in having it in your posession is priceless.
What style is it? What size do you need? Color?
I could look for ya too if you want…