How long did you wait before purchasing the dress?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
    purchased dress 1 month or less before wedding date : (1 votes)
    1 %
    purchased dress 2-3 months before wedding date : (3 votes)
    2 %
    purchased dress 4-5 months before wedding date : (10 votes)
    8 %
    purchased dress 6-7 months before wedding date : (15 votes)
    12 %
    purchased dress 8-9 months before wedding date : (22 votes)
    17 %
    purchased dress 10-11 months before wedding date : (27 votes)
    21 %
    purchased dress a year before wedding date : (30 votes)
    24 %
    purchased dress a year and a half before wedding date : (12 votes)
    9 %
    purchased dress two years before wedding date : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    7061 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    A couple of weeks! I knew I was moving out of state shortly and o wanted to go dress shopping with my mom so we went shopping a couple of weeks after I got engaged. 

    ETA: I bought it over a year before our wedding. I don’t think we even had a date picked at that point.

    Post # 4
    431 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @cmoest:  I tried it on last Thursday, bought it on Sunday. It was part of a trunk show.

    Post # 5
    2278 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I got my dress about a year before my wedding (which is Saturday). I bought it the Sunday before Hurricane Sandy.

    Post # 6
    10457 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    One year and one day! 

    Post # 7
    8707 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I got it about 9 months before my wedding.

    Post # 8
    2612 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I ordered my dress 10 months before the wedding, it took three months to come in after that

    Post # 9
    12262 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We set a firm date the last weekend in November, and I bought my dress in the third week of December! We got married in May.

    Post # 11
    2494 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I got engaged mid-May and bought the dress two weeks later. The wedding is in November so this was around 5.5 months before the wedding. 

    Post # 12
    2441 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Officially purchased it about a year before.  I found the dress about 6 months before that but waited so I could check out a few more salons and be sure.  I choose an Italian gown that takes 10 months to come in!!  I’d say as long as you have a long engagement it doesn’t hurt to start looking because you will have the most chooses!!!  Most foreign designers take longer, but any domestic down can be gotten in 6 months.  You can also ask them if they will get any new dresses by the time you absolutely would have to order.  Usually designers only have new lines about twice a year  

    Post # 13
    1674 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

    I went out the week after I got engaged, and bought my dress one month after that.  1 year and 3 months before my wedding.  I waited so long for the proposal that I couldn’t wait to try on dresses, and I already knew what I wanted 🙂 

    Post # 14
    317 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    I  ordered  mine 9 months prior, was told that was really short notice ( what?!)  and it came in 8  months later…

    Post # 16
    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @cmoest:  I bought mine 14 months before my wedding (didn’t mean to, it just happened), and it came in within a month, I was shocked. Also, they told me I had to pick it up, I didn’t want to store that thing for that long but apparently they didn’t want to either!

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