How long before your wedding did you buy your dress?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center

I bought my dress 11 months before my wedding,and started looking maybe 13 months before I got married 🙂

Post # 4
1233 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I got my dress exactly a year before my wedding. They told me it could take 4-6 months to show up so I ordered very early. Well, three weeks later it showed up haha!

Post # 5
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Engaged sept 17, started looking online asap

went dress shopping starting in january

bought my dress late jan

came in around april/may ( didnt fit…. exchanged it)

and now set to come in begining of aug

Post # 6
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I started looking right at the year mark and bought at the 11 month mark – it took about 6 months for it to come in

Post # 7
697 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

About 14 months before (August 2012)! I was eager.

Post # 8
2578 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Got married August 2012, and got my dress (second-hand) in November 2011–9 months prior.

Post # 9
3745 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

. Knew we were talking about marriage so i satrted looking online around june 2012. Got engaged August 2012. Went dress shopping in September 2012 and bought the dress othey second shipping trip at the end of September 2012. Dress arrived in April 2013. 

I fell totally head over heels in love with a dress online. Nothing else did it for me. I started early to check out that dress – if it didn’t work, I was going to need time to “mourn” and regroup before starting again. Luckily, that original dress I fell in love with was wonderful and is now my dress!!!!

Post # 10
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I started looking in august 2012 and then I brought my dresses 16 months before my wedding date!!!!


Post # 12
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Got engaged on Christmas Eve 2011. Started looking and bought dress in February 2012. Dress arrived at the store in June. First fitting was in August and final fitting was in September. Wedding was October 6, 2012.

Post # 13
2441 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Wedding is November 10th, bought the dress May 31st. So just over 5 months and the dress came in a month later. 

Post # 14
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Wedding was June 21, went the previous October so 9 months BUT I had dress regret and got another dress!

Post # 15
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I bought my dress 14 months before the wedding after looking for 2 months. I started stalking Craigslist as soon as I got engaged because I knew I didn’t want to pay full price. Now I kind of want to move the wedding up ha ha 

Post # 16
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I bought my dress early June 2013 …. my wedding is in September 2014 so about 15 months! & I put the deposit down for my reception dress last week so about 14 months ahead haha

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