Post # 1
Just trying to figure out when I can realistically expect my dress to arrive, based on previous brides experiences. I ordered it at the beginning of October and at the time, they figured it will arrive in April, giving us two months leeway. (I will call in January to find out if they have a better idea of ship date – trying to keep myself from pestering them just 6 weeks after the fact.)
I am extra anxious as I have ordered the dress without actually seeing it in person (it’s part of the 2014 collection), after a long struggle in finding the right dress. I am praying it will look as good as I’m hoping it will.
Post # 3
I ordered my dress from his Sincerity collection on the 6th of July and they called to tell me it was in on October 30th which was much sooner than their estimate of mid-December.
Post # 4
I ordered my JA dress last month, mid-October, and the store predicted that it would arrive in March. I think that stores overestimate the shipping time because they don’t want a late dress and an angry bride. I think some stores also do it as a sales tactic to get brides to order a dress now instead of leaving to think about it and possibly never coming back, but that’s another discussion.
Post # 5
@torchrunner: Lovely dress 🙂 I ordered my JA dress in April and it came in August
Post # 6
@Eckle: Wow! That is much sooner. That makes me feel much better.
@asbtoabs: Agreed! (I walked out of a few salons very frustrated because of this kind of pressure.) Fortunately I went in wanting to order this particular dress, so they didn’t have to talk me into anything.
Post # 7
Just as an update to help future brides, I ordered my dress the beginning of October and it arrived early January.
Post # 8
I’m so glad I found this thread. I’m getting a bit scared (it’s my own fault for being indecisive) because I want to order a Justin Alexander dress but I’m afraid it won’t make it to me (in Canada) in time.
Are there any other brides out there who can tell me how long it took for their dress to arrive?
Post # 9
I live in Wisconsin and ordered my JA August 3rd of last year, and when I went back to the shop to look at bridesmaid dresses on November 8th, it was in.
Hope that helps! Good luck 🙂
Post # 10
I ordered my dress in October… The shoppe owner DID say it would take about 6 mos, so I should def buy it ASAP. It felt like a weak sales ploy at the time, but now I’m wondering why she failed to mention that when I 1st came in to try the dress on this past APRIL. My wedding is June 21. It’s not here yet. The shoppe owner has been so sketchy & elusive, first, she said 4/20/15. On 4/20, she explained that was the SHIP date, another 1.5 was give or take a few days. Now it’s 5/22 ‘at the latest’. I actually called Justin Alexander HQ to make sure a dress had even been ordered!! My mother is insisting I buy a back-up dress… If I do, I’ll need to cut back on our flowers… I have advice for other brides: Always tell the dress shoppe your wedding is SOONER than it actually is, and ALWAYS make sure you walk out with a contract in hand.
It’s been quite a stressful 7 mos:-/
Post # 11
Bridewithtwodresses: this is soooo scary to me! ughk too much stress. i pray you get your dress in time.
Post # 12
I’ve worked in a shop that carries JA and related lines. They do take longer to come in than many other designers; 5-6 months is not uncommon. Depends on the time of year you order in, as well; come January, ship dates get extended due to demand, factories closing for a month for Chinese New Year, etc… I know lately there have been gowns stuck in shipping containers off the West coast, something to do with a huge back up in LA’s ports. I wanted to order my dress 1 year out just in case, I was so paranoid from seeing all the various things that can contribute to a dress taking 6+ months to come in! Couldn’t make up my mind that quickly, but it can take quite awhile; many dress shops aren’t trying to be manipulative when they urge you to order early, it’s less stressful for both parties!