When did your dress arrive?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

@miss-stacie-2013:  my dress arrived like within a week of ordering it in Janurary. It wasn’t supposed to be here until June. So of course I had to pay for the other half of the dress sooner than expected. It’s been in my closet for 5.5 months. I’ll be scheduling an appointment for alterations within the next couple of weeks…but I still have 5 months until my wedding date.


Post # 4
6171 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@miss-stacie-2013:  wow, that is cutting it really close.

i ordered in march, they told me it would come the end of july. it came the end of june.

the girl on the phone told me i didn’t need my first fitting until august but when i went in to look at it, the owner said i needed my first fitting right away.

my second fitting is scheduled for august.

call them and make sure they will be able to get all the alterations done in time.

Post # 6
2460 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Mine got to the store on Saturday, which was just over 4 weeks since I ordered it. I’m going to pick it up today 🙂

They originally told me that it would be here July 25th.

Post # 7
1591 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@miss-stacie-2013:  I ordered mine early Febuary and was told it would be here late June-early July…Haven’t heard anything yet so I plan on calling very soon…I’m nervous but I did have an alteration done directly from the designer as well.

Post # 8
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@miss-stacie-2013:  Did you reem them out and ask the reason for the change?  Is the arrival date stated on the contract?  I would be furious!


My dress arrived in 2 months, and I was quoted three months, but it was a “priority” gown so that might have helped.  Alterations took 2 weeks I believe, they could have been done sooner but I didn’t need the dress right away.

Post # 9
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Mine arrived 3.5 weeks before I was due to fly out. I had 4 fittings over 2 weeks.

Post # 12
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Man, they told me 4-6 months and my dress came in 2. I also ordered super early, so it’s been sitting at the salon for a year, haha.

Post # 13
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I ordered my dress in January.  I called a few weeks ago to get the status and was told the earliest it would come in  is end of August/middle of September.  I was so pissed.  We have now cancelled the wedding to have a small destination wedding early next year but I am still super annoyed. I can create life in 9 months but your cant sew me a dress???!

Post # 15
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

I would be a bit freaked out as well. It’s not leaving much room for alternations. I ordered mine on July 7th 2012, it came in a week ago… Almost a year long wait!! I’m not getting married until September so that was fine.

They did originally tell me May so it was a bit later but still looks to work out fine. I had my first fitting last week and the next one on Aug 21st. I will then have one final fitting the week before I leave, so first week of September and then I will be able to pick it up a few days later.

It sounds like they are cutting it a bit fine with yours as I said, but it should still be doable.


Post # 16
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

@miss-stacie-2013:  yep… it arrived a few days after placing the order, which scared me. When I originally tried the dress on it was a sample size 14. However I had to sleep on my decision. When I came back two days later they no longer had the size 14 (someone had purchased it during the designer’s trunk show). They only had a size 16 for me to get back into. So I purchased new which meant they ordered it. But because it came back so fast I was scared that it was a sample dress and not a “brand new” dress. The consultants assured me it was new!

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