How far in advance did you buy your dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I already ordered mine, although I never intended to this early. I wanted my BFF/MOH, who is moving, to be there the first time I tried on dresses, and I fell in love with one. That was 2 weeks ago. I can’t speak from the after the wedding perspective, but so far I’m happy I ordered early. I found something I love at a great price, and it’s one less thing I’ll have to do later. I would not recommend looking at dresses at all after you buy though

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I just bought my dress and my wedding is in early October. I was like you, I didn’t want to buy something right away once I got engaged because I was afraid I’d hate it by the time the day actually came. I’d give it 9-12 months before your wedding. It’s an adequate amount of time to order something in without rush and plenty of time to get in all the alterations you might need.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I bought my dress the week of Black Friday 2013. I didn’t plan on finding it so quickly – I wanted both of my MOHs with me. My mom wanted to see in me in a dress and so I went to the salon I’ve been dreaming about and found it while with her and one of my MOHs.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I bought mine December 2012 for our June 2013 wedding. It came in around April.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I bought my dress a year before my wedding. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@kl6294:  I got engaged in early October, bought my dress in early November, and should have the dress delivered in February for my August 2014 wedding.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I just ordered mine a few weeks ago and we’re not planning on getting married until June 2015. We got engaged at the end of August and I decided I wouldn’t do anything wedding related until after the new year, but I never thouught I’d end up with a dress so soon. I decided to try on dresses on a whim since there a was trunk show in town. Also since we got engaged over 4 months ago, it made the wedding seem real again. Luckily my mom, aunt, sister, MOH, and 6 year old daughter had time to spare and go with me. I found a dress that I really loved, but also the thought of more shopping and trying on more dresses was overwhelming and exhausting. I only tried on 8 dresses during my appointment and that was more than enough for me to make a decision. But I also went to the shop with dresses in mind that I liked and let my consultant have free reign since, to me, all the dresses looked the same on the hanger. Truthfully I’m glad I got it out the way, it won’t be here until July, and then it needs alterations. I know I won’t do well if there’s a time crunch.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I bought my dress in July of last year, and it arrived in October for a May ’14 wedding. So I ordered 9 months in advance.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I ordered 9 months in advance – very beginning of October, and we are marrying in July. It should come between February-April. I think 9 months is a good amount of time because if it takes 6 months to arrive, that leaves about 3 months for alterations.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I just got mine last weekend for my wedding in October. I hear it can take 6-8 months for a dress to come in, so I wanted to make sure I had time.

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I bought mine a year to the day before my wedding. It wasn’t exactly intended, but because I live 3.5 hours from my hometown, and wanted my mom and MOH there, I decided to make an appointment when I was visiting. Found the dress and figured, why wait? Had it been longer than a year I would have probably held off, but I didn’t want to let time get away from me, and now I have plenty of time of alterations, which I will be travelling for.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@kl6294:  chose aug 2013- getting married October 2014. Actually purchased in 12/2013 cuz I thought I’d lose weight first.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I bought my dress a little longer than a year out.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I ordered mine in the beginning of Nov. 

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