Post # 1
Bees….I need to know something!!!! I am really wanting to go try on Dresses! My Wedding isn’t til October 2012…so I don’t want to go too soon b/c I have been loosing weight & I don’t want to get something & then have to have it altered. I guess I am so anxious to go b/c I have been loosing wieght & I am also 5″0 feet tall & I am just curious to see what some dresses will look like on me!! So the question I am asking is how early was it when you went & tried on dresses?!?!? Or tell me if you have went early to just try on dresses & then went back a second time sooner to the date & bought your dress? Really need some advice!!! 🙂 I am going to add a Poll but please leave comments too!!
Post # 3
I got engaged in April 2009 and bought my dress in July 2009. So I didn’t wait long! My dress came in 13 months before my wedding. Some people think this is too early, but I never had dress regret or wished I would have waited, so it worked out perfectly for me!
Post # 4
Just under a year was my first try on session, though I haven’t bought yet.
Post # 5
I started looking 11 months before the wedding. I ordered 9 months before. It is suggested you have at least 6 months to give it time to come in and make alterations.
Obviously this is only if you do it thru a store, I am doing mine online so should only take 2 months to arrive, and this gives me plenty of time to do alternations. Going into the store was just to help me decide on a silhouette and the feature I wanted 🙂
Post # 6
I tried on dresses for the first time just 1 month after our engagement (15 months before the wedding). But I only went because my mom was in town and wanted to, and I had a strict no-buy policy. After that, I didn’t go again until 7 months before, and didn’t buy my dress until 6 months before.
Basically – try on dresses whenever! Remember – you can go (and have fun) as many times as you’d like. 🙂
Post # 7
I got engaged in June and first tried on dresses in October. My wedding is in September. I’m getting it this weekend though!
Post # 8
I answered “other” because I got engaged 23 months before the wedding, and started trying on dresses 2 months after that. Try on dresses whenever you want! I bought my dress 11 months before the wedding date, and I’m still waiting for it to come in.
Post # 9
@LissaBell86: By the way, I am 5’0 too, and it definitely made dressing shopping a little more challenging.
Post # 10
Thank you Bees!!! I thought it might be weird to go & just have fun & try on dresses…or maybe the women in the store would look at me funny when I told them how far off my wedding date is! So now I know that most Brides do this!! Guess I am going to make an appointment for after Christmas to go & try some on!!! SO EXCITED!! Thanks again Bees!!!! 🙂
Post # 11
I bought my dress about 14 months before and spent 2 months shopping before that deciding. If you can be confident in your decision, I say go for it.
Post # 12
I got engaged in May and ordered my dress in October (which will be in, in March 2012). I am not getting married until December 2012. We are having a 19 month long engagement.
Post # 13
I was engaged in May 2010, started trying on dresses in November 2010, and ordered December 2010. The dress arrived in April. My wedding was in September 2011!
Post # 14
You shouldn’t wait too much longer! They told me my dress could take up to 9 months to come in. I went in October 2011 for my October 2012 wedding.
Post # 15
I started looking for my dress about 3 months after I got engaged. So over a year before my wedding. I actually had a tiny bit of dress regeret last week. I think because I had been staring at pictures of myself in the sample for too long. But I definitely got over it and I am back to loving my dress.
I agree with @Nicoley1985 do not wait much longer. Wedding dresses take a while to come in 🙂
Good luck and don’t forget to post photos!
Post # 16
From working at a couture cleaner, I can tell you that we normally suggest that a bride come in with their gown about three months prior to the wedding for the initial consultation. You may be surprised how long it takes for certain gowns to come in…and those dates given are not set in stone either. Even if you are planning on choosing a sample gown, it’s important to take into the consideration of cleaning this gown. Please keep in mind that sample gowns rarely turn out looking “like new” . However, a good cleaner can bring it back to life and also do some minor restructuring to certain areas that were possibly damaged by all the previous try-ons.