Post # 1
So ladies….a co-worker of mine almost had a melt down when she heard my wedding date and that i have tried on exactly one wedding dress in my entire life! she said that you absolutely HAVE to order your dress a year a head, 8 months is too late….so that i apparently have to start tryind dresses on or i wont have one unless i buy a sample, and if i start looking heavily at the 10 month mark like i want to if i dont find one on my first 2 appointments i will have to buy a sample, and probably wont get alterations done on time….
So is there any truth tho this? Im in the weight loss process and ive already lost 1 pant size and about 11 pounds…..im now down to a street size baggy 22/slightly snug 20…..so i know ill have to work hard to loose the rest….but what if i loose too much weight and i order a dress now and it dosent fit?????
so in a nutshell how far out should you ideally order your dres…i will be ordering from a bridal salon…..if that makes any difference!
Post # 3
Well, you hold get on it soon! My dress took 7 months, but I was originally told 9. They also suggested starting alterations 2 months out so it could have been a total of 11 months.
Post # 4
@kansas_nurse: My dress was NOT a sample, and it only took 6 WEEKS to ship!
You definitely should order by December, but you have months from now until then!
Post # 5
@kansas_nurse: It all depends on how quickly the salon can get your dress. If you decide on a new and/or extremely popular style, for example, that might cause your order to take longer. Also, the Chinese dressmakers (not just talking the direct order option but also the shops that make the actual brand-name dresses) take almost the entire month of February off, and depending on their backlog and the timing of your order, it might push your dress back further still. The other side of the spectrum is that you might find something right off the rack, but I wouldn’t bank on that plan just because that’s a bit risky.
I would at least talk to multiple salons in your area and ask them about potential timelines. Yes they will push you to buy ASAP, but try to get them to give you an answer. Also, look around for a reputable seamstress/tailor outside a salon that you could go to in case the timeline is tight. They tend to need less time than the in-salon tailors.
You have some time yet before you have to get the order in. Don’t let your coworker pressure you!
Post # 6
My wedding was 7 months out when I ordered mine and they told me it would take 3-4 months to come in after ordering. I’m due to get it oct/nov.
You should be fine.
Post # 7
@kansas_nurse: Most are 8-12 months depending on designer/salon you order it from….I would get started incase you fall in love with a dress that takes a long time to get in 😀
Post # 8
For the dresses that I asked about (Justin Alexander, Essense of Australia, and Watters) the salons estimated 4-6 months for the dresses to arrive, depending on the designer.
Post # 9
thanks everyone! I wasnt sure how long it would take….i knew id need a few months for alteratons….but i didnt know depending on the designer or style it could take that long to come in! Yikes! I should probably schedule some appointments for like november then…..
Post # 10
Depending on the vendor, you should order your dress six-to-eight months in advance of your wedding. Mine took five months to arrive.
Post # 11
I ordered my dress in March of this year and was told it could take up to 6 months to come in. I got it in 3 months. They told me to make my first fitting appointment 6-8 weeks before my wedding. So I would start looking pretty soon because it may take a while for you to find the one. I found my dress at my first appointment and it was the 6th dress I tried on. Good Luck!
Post # 12
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
My original wedding date was in August, so I ordered my dress in January. I was told it wouldn’t be in until June. I got it back by the next week.
Post # 13
@kansas_nurse: I ordered mine in Febuary and had it in early July. It honestly will have to do with a few things: where you’re buying it from (David’s Bridal vs a boutique), how popular the dress is and where the designer will be shipping from.
I’d start looking but don’t start to freak out yet.
Post # 14
Ok I am starting to feel a little better
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I ordered mine in December for my August wedding. It came in May. I started looking about a year out, but took 3 months to look