Finding a dress on short notice

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2460 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I got my dress from davids bridal. It was ordered and came in less than a month and they were willing to sell me any of their samples. They have a lot of dresses in your price range. Good luck!

Post # 4
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Try to look for a sample dress in the store.  Even if they aren’t advertising a sample sale, they can sell you the sample off the rack. 

Post # 5
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I bought my dress off eBay and I was so happy with it! It was new with tags and a Mori lee gown. I scoured the net for my size dress and when I found it, I had to make sure everything was right. So we kept in communication and I am well please with it.


so you need to know what dress you want to wear and go from there.


Post # 6
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i almost bought a mori lee for under $500. i know there are a few different dresses they offer for that cost.

Post # 7
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Depending how formal you want to go, you can get a REALLY pretty, REALLY well made infinity dress off of Etsy (I can look up the seller if you want), I think she even adds trains upon request!

Post # 8
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My wedding is October 12th too!

But, initially we were planning to have our wedding this spring or summer, which only gave me 4 months to get a dress. I just called up the local bridal shops around me and ended up finding a sample off the rack that I will be having altered elsewhere.

Post # 9
6985 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think every store I went to was willing to sell their samples right off the rack.

Post # 10
4474 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would go to David’s Bridal and look at their sale or clearance rack where you can take the dress the same day you buy it. I would also call other bridal stores around the area where you are (even up to a few hours away from you) and see if they have any sample/sale/clearance racks. After that, about alterations, all you have to do is find a reputable seamstress who has bridal gown experience. You can look them up online or on different wedding websites, or ask friends or relatives for referrals. 

Post # 11
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

+1 to David’s Bridal. Lots of options in your price range, and you can even order new from their warehouse in your time frame.

Post # 12
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015


Another +1 for David’s Bridal.  If you have an Alfred Angelo in your area, that might be a good option too.  I would also try looking up any bridal consignment shops in your area, if you don’t mind used dresses.

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