When did you order your dress??

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How far in advance did you order your wedding dress?
    9-12 months in advance : (15 votes)
    79 %
    6 months in advance : (4 votes)
    21 %
    3 months in advance or less : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    262 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @Sunshine805:  not sure! I think you will be ok. My wedding is in April, I got my dress a few weeks ago and it won’t be in until December! I say the earlier the better. That way you have time for alterations as well 

    Post # 4
    1466 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @Sunshine805:  As long as you are prepared to make a decision right after trying on dresses!

    Post # 5
    2431 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I voted 9-12 months in advance, but it was actually more like 15 months! I was told to allow for up to 8 months for the dress to come in, and since I was out of town I needed at least 3 months to be able to travel home for fittings. 

    So, if you give yourself less than 6 months for the dress to come in AND alterations, you may be limited with what you can order, or you may get stuck paying rush fees. 

    Post # 6
    6969 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    The dress stores all told me between 6-9 months, saying that some would take longer than others and if I waited too long I’d have to pay rush fees.

    And then my dress came in within a month…

    Post # 7
    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I bought my dress 2 years in advance. I bought my dress last October and I still have 15 months to go.

    Post # 8
    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I ordered mine on February 1, and I just picked it up yesterday (June 22). That’s about 5 months. Different designers tend to ship in different amounts of time, and some are later than others. I’d start earlier than 6 months so that if you need to do any alterations, you’ll still have plenty of time.

    Post # 9
    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I can’t vote because I ordered 15 months before.  We are having a long engagement because I am just finishing off school.  I found my dress, and I didn’t want to wait any longer.  The dress itself should only take 6-8 months.


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