Eek! Cutting it waaaay close! Would you buy a backup?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

can you buy a used one of it online?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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 # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@DW82:  1, thats an awesome turn around time, mine took over 7 months to come in. 2. Can you pay a rush fee?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Honestly, I would seriously consider a backup if it is in your budget. That is cutting it WAY too close.  

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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 # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Bee Keeper
  • 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 # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@senglish0410:  +1

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…

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