Wedding 5Months Away, Still Need Wedding Dress.

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Go window shopping and maybe even try dresses on now or wait until im ready to buy??
    Wait until ready to buy the dress. : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Go ahead and start trying on to get a feel for what i like. : (51 votes)
    98 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

    Probably. I know sometimes ordering takes quite a bit of time…

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    5 months is not a lot of time for ordering a wedding dress – unless you are planning to buy off the rack / a sample dress I would be very worried in your shoes. When I ordered my dress they said it could take 4-6 months to come in, and you might need alterations. I think you should start looking as soon as possible and buy a dress as soon as you have chosen one and can afford it.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If they’re comission-based I’d hold off until you’re financially ready, but if they’re hourly I’d feel free to go try stuff on!

    Post # 6
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My wedding is two weeks after yours, and the dress that I ordered 6 months ago still hasn’t come in. It’s admirable that you want to wait until you have the money to pay for your dress before ordering, but most bridal shops need a good year to order most dresses and have room for alterations. Did you know that you can just pay a deposit now and then for the dress in full later? Unless you plan on buying an ex-sample or an off-the-rack dress, you need to start looking for your dress now. It’s wonderful good fun! You’ll love every minute! Smilex

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee

    @liveyourlife77:  If you want it to come in before your wedding, you need to order NOW.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee

    ditto everyone else–you need to go NOW. even if you ordered today you might have to pay a rush fee to get it in time. you will probably only need to put half down the day that you order, so you have a little more time to gather money.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @liveyourlife77: 

                    I’m not sure where you live but where I live, there aren’t many sample sales/buy of the rack dresses. Most of our dresses need to be ordered, yes they can be rushed but it depends on the dress. I would go look now, find what you like, at least put down a deposit and pay the rest later. You defintely don’t want to get your hopes up on a dream dress to find out it can’t be there on time. I really hope you find your dream dress and you get it in time for the big day!!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    Agree with PPs, go look now. Many places require 50% down and the remaining balance when you pick up the dress. So if you have 50% of the cost I would order soon as possible. My dress took three months to come in and that was considered kind of fast. 

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @liveyourlife77:  I got my dress pretty fast and it still took 4 months. I ordered in December and received it in April. Barring any delays plus alterations… you need to order ASAP. 5 months is cutting it too close for comfort!

    Post # 12
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @liveyourlife77:  ok I always see people saying this about not getting a dress if u dont order 6 months to a year before but we set our wedding date for fours months after we got I engaged. I was in 5 bridal shops and I was never told I couldn’t get a dress, every shop was willing to sell the sample and most dresses can be ordered up to 3 months before. I ordered my dress (my 3rd dress) from moonlight bridal and it was literally in in 2 weeks, I didn’t do a rush order or anything. I know that doesn’t always happen but really who wants to order a dress 6 months to a year before their wedding? I mean I only had 4 months and changed my mind 4 times ( the moonlight also ended up being a dress regret) Besides I personally would rather buy off the rack, the deals are better so it makes it cheaper if it you are like me and change your mind a lot 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @liveyourlife77:  I would start looking and you could always do payment plans? 

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @liveyourlife77:  Hmmm….I don’t know what kind of dress you are wanting, but I ordered my gown in early June and it will not be ready until March…the longer you wait the more limited you will be. 

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    At this point, if I were you I’d be looking at buying a sample or preowned. You need to factor in time for alterations, possibly dry-cleaning (if the gown isn’t pristine).

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    You know you don’t need to pay for the whole dress upfront right? You normally just pay a deposit, and then you can pay once it’s come in. Get thee shopping, stat

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