Post # 1
I never thought I would say this, but I am now having second thoughts on my dress. I’ve tried to push these thoughts away for the last couple of months, but it’s been bothering me more and more. I purchased a replica dress from a seller in China. Last night, FI and I decided that I should get a dress I will be happy with. He also didn’t want me to worry about it any more! So I have gone back to my pictures from me trying on dresses and I would like to get a dress that’s a completely different style from what I ordered. I won’t have time to go try it on again until next week, but would I be too late to order a dress for May 2011?
Post # 3
It’s not too late, but get on it! Depending on the manufacturer, how many alterations you need, and whether or not you choose a ‘rush’ option, less than 6 months is definitely possible but starting to push it. If you’ve been having persistent second thoughts, I agree you should find a dress you love before it really is too late!
P.S. I ordered in mid-Feb. for a late July wedding, so that was just over 5 months for delivery and alterations. It was close, but worked out perfectly.
Post # 4
It isn’t too late at all. Just do it now, and get it over with you will be fine.
Post # 5
If you’re unsure, then go for it. I just bought my dress two weeks ago for my March 2011 wedding, so it’s definitely not too late. Just make sure you talk to your dress shop about how long the specific styles take to get manufactured and shipped (some I looked at would take 6+ months which wouldn’t work for me).
Post # 6
I don’t think it will be too late. Is it possible for you to go with a used or sample dress?
Post # 7
@bRooklynRocks: I’ve tried looking for the style and I found one listing, but not in my size!
Oh if next week could come already so I can go to the bridal store…
Post # 8
No, you should be fine. My dress is taking less than 4 months to come in
Post # 9
I ordered just before christmas for my July 9 wedding. The store will tell you whether it can come in on time, or just not show you brands that are slower to ship.
Post # 10
Nope. I bought my original dress on Nov 19 last year for my May 31 wedding. I bought my second dress 6 weeks before the wedding (this I don’t recommend to anyone – way too much stress!). Just ask the store about delivery times and whether you would need to pay a rush fee, but I really really doubt that you would.
Post # 11
Update: I ordered a dress yesterday without trying it on again. I had enough pictures from the first time I tried it on that I felt confident in ordering it. The estimated arrival date was the end of April and the paranoid side of me decided to pay the extra rush fee for peace of mind! It’s now expected to arrive mid-March.