(Closed) wedding dress

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I bought my dress 15 months before the wedding.

I think 3 months is cutting it close unless you’re going to David’s Bridal.

A lot of times it can take 6 – 12 mos for a dress to come in

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

From what I understand dresses can take months to come in.  Also, it can take a while to figure out what works best on your body type and what you like best in a dress.  I would probably starting looking after Christmas if I was you.  My wedding is next June and I bought my dress last month. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My wedding is in June and I bought it a couple weeks ago..They said it won’t be in until January and then you have to consider alterations.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Well, alot of designer dresses can take 2-6 months to arrive.  Plus you’ll want to account for alterations, give that another month.  So I’d say if you really want to be safe, give yourself 7 months minimum. 

Also, unless you’re a very confident person, be careful about buying your dress too early.  I bought mine 12 months in advance and later regretted it, ended up buying a 2nd dress (which I’ll use as a reception dress).  

@GroovyHippieChick:  I wish I was more like you, I cannot make up my mind to save my life.  😉  If I was rich, I’d probably have 9 dresses by now. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Luv2BeachIt:  LOL!  Don’t give me too much credit.  I immediately fell in love with my dress. .  .but went thru at least 7 or 8 boleros before I made up my mind.

(It’s always something!)

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Depends on if it’s an off the rack kind of thing or if you have to order it…some designers go out as far as nine months on orders….always buy bigger, I’d rather have too much and have it taken in, than have too little and need it let out!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I got my dress at the end of March for my March 2013 wedding. It just arrived.  I’d definitely order it at least 8 months in advance personally. I’d like to have that wiggle room since many take 6 months to come in.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Most bridal shops request you order 6-10 months ahead of time, since a dress can take 6-8 months to come in and if it needs alterations you need time for that too.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Price-wise, you are best off shopping during bridal shops’ “slow season,” which falls between Thanksgiving and Christmas. People are generally busy with other holiday shopping at that time and wedding stuff tends to get put on the back burner. Then, there’s typically a spike in business in January, following on all of the Christmas and New Years’ engagements. So, if you can squeeze it in during the holidays, you will probably enjoy less-busy bridal shops and a better deal on gowns.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I bought mine 9 months before the wedding, it took 4 months to come in and alterations wanted it 5 months before the wedding so it is working out perfectly! 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I bought my dress 8 months before the wedding.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I ordered my dress in November for my July wedding.  It was plenty of time.  However, it can all depend on the designer.  Also, it depends on how easy you think dress shopping will be.  For me, it took me almost 100 dresses to find the one.. I was lucky because everything looked good.. I’m tall and thin, but I didn’t want to settle.. I had to get the one that made me cry.

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