When do I SERIOUSLY need to start dress shopping??

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Laurenskii:  I’m a may bride and I’ll have my custom dress made in January D:

but I am not a good example!

Post # 4
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895 posts
Busy bee

I’d say before 6 months assuming that you want to order a dress. However I bought my dress at a consignment shop, I really could have waited for a few weeks before.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Dress shopping can take a *lot* longer than you think. I ended up going to seven stores before I found my dress. I started 9 months before the wedding, and if I had known what I now know I would have started way earlier. I would have started a year beforehand in fact. So I think you should start right now. 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Laurenskii:  I got my dress on Ebay at the beginning on March and my wedding was in the end of July. The dress sat in my closet unaltered for about 2 months, and I had plenty of time. I guess you need a lot longer if you order from a bridal salon, but I don’t think I’d be worried if I were you until about 7 months until the wedding day (if you plan to order from a traditional dress shop).

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

@Laurenskii:  I wouldn’t reccomend it haha I just meant that they had dresses I COULD buy

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

I ordered my dress in October 2013, and am a September 2014 bride.  My dress is expected to be completed by the end of January.  I may be a little early, but I’m a fan of getting stuff out of the way. 🙂  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Laurenskii:  If you order a dress, it takes about 6 months to come in, depending on the designer, and you will need time to alter.  I’d say by January to be safe.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you’re ordering from a designer that manufactures his or her gowns in the US, you should order no later than six months in advance.  If you’re ordering from a company that manufactures its dresses overseas, you should order eight months in advance.

Post # 12
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1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Laurenskii:  with a local seamstress! I am blindly trusting she will have it on time lol!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Laurenskii:   I’d suggest allowing 6 to 8 months for your dress order to come in – that should give you enough leeway for alterations – and give yourself at least one month to shop.  Preferably two.  That gives you time to think about the dresses you’ve seen – and to run the photos by the Bees.  lol

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would start seriously looking about 9 months before so you have time to make appointments wherever you’d like as well as make a decision.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

I’m getting married in September and I haven’t gone shopping yet. I’m planning to go after Christmas. I’m probably not a good example, but I loathe shopping.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I bought my dress in September…but I bought it online so it’s sitting in my mom’s closet. I broke it out 2 times today….for a bridesmaid and again because my crinoline came in the mail. I’ll start alterations 6 weeks before the wedding. If I were ordering from a shop I would start now, especially if I didn’t have an idea of what I wanted to wear/try, fav designer, etc.

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