Post # 1
I was about to book my wedding for a little over 6 months from now. I’m confident in planning everything in that time frame, but literally JUST realized (while reading another post), that I might not be able to get a dress by then! Is it possible to get a dress ordered and altered in five to six months? I haven’t even started looking yet 🙁
I know that David’s bridal is usually quick, but I didn’t necessarily want to buy from there.
If you had to scramble to find a dress, please share your experience! (and dress pics!)
Post # 3
Most dresses come in within 16 weeks, which would allow you time for alterations. If that timeline makes you uncomfortable, you could consider sample sales where you can cash & carry the dress the same day. Or if you’re open to pre-owned dresses there are several sites where you could buy and probably get possession of the dress within a week or two.
Post # 4
I didn’t necessarily have to scramble but I ordered mine at the 7 month mark and everyone was telling me I would probably need to put a rush on it. I didn’t and I received my dress in less than a month. It was a Maggie Sottero.
Sample sales or a trunk show is a good idea. Just tell the consultant when you go to try on when your wedding is, they will let you know the best options.
Post # 5
@Missykate: my friend got her dress in a small boutique – mid july of last year- her wedding was in November – it can be done!