How long did it really take for your wedding dress to come in…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1646 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m sure it varies, but mine only took 4 months. My mom’s dress on the other hand took 5 months.

Post # 3
72 posts
Worker bee

My first dress took about 4 months. My second dress (which is replacing the first, and which I ordered today) could come in in two weeks, or it could take 4-5 months (soo the dress shop wasn’t really helpful there, lol). Keep in mind (as I’ve been told by 21340 bridal stores) that during parts of December and January (or all of both months, depending on who you’re talking to) production “completely stops” in China for Chinese New Year, so that’s at least 4 weeks, if not more, lost on your production timeline. 

Post # 4
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I purchased my dress at David’s Bridal.  They told me it would take 3-4 months for the dress to arrive.  The dress arrived 3 weeks later!

8 months should be enough time to get your dress.

Post # 5
87 posts
Worker bee

I actually just bought mine last saturday at davids bridal and it came in on Thursday. So mine only took five days. I was actually surprised because reading the boards everyone was saying it took months to come in. 

Post # 6
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

When I ordered mine, they said it would probably take 6 months because I had some special considerations. Adding straps & shortening the hem of the dress.

Post # 7
39 posts

I would always check your dress from top to hem. Sometimes with big box chains, dresses get returned and sent back to the warehouse and then sent out again. I work at a formal wear store, and we see this happen all the time with dress lines. Dresses were worn in Fashion Shows, Photoshoots, etc then returned to the warehouse! Look for everything, bead work, dirt in the hem, smelly armpits, etc. 

Don’t take anything but the best! 

Post # 8
7298 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

They told me 4-6 months and it was in within the month. Kinda shady IMO lol.

Post # 9
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

THey told me a minimum of 6 months and it came in 4 months including the Chinese New Year. My dress was Pronovias. 

Post # 10
2938 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

mine took 5 months to come in. my shop doesn’t start alterations until about 2 months before the wedding, so it just sat at the shop for 3 months until then. i’d say you have plenty of time.

Post # 11
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

I got my dress from Alfred Angelo, they told me 14 weeks, and it came in 18 weeks.

Post # 12
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My dress took seven months.  I bought an Enzoani. 

Post # 14
884 posts
Busy bee

I heard it varies by designer and style. They went over which designers I looked and and how long. The one dress I liked is all made in Canada and they said it only takes 3 months. Other dresses Were 6. 

Post # 15
1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I was told 5 months and it took 5 months and 1 week. 

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