Post # 1
Ive heard so many different things when It comes to dress shopping. Im anxious to go but I dont get married until NEXT June… I feel like its super early???
Does anyone really know when you shuld have your first appointment to figure out what style works best for your body and then hopefully find “the one” I plan on doing it on a Wednesday because I have that day off and I know weekends are crazy when it comes to going to the stores for wedding attire.
Any input would be nice !:)
Post # 3
i am a bride to bee and a former bridal consultant. a year is not too early to start looking. you’ll need to give at least 4 months for you dress to come in and that’s pretty middle of the road for most dresses unless you buy off the rack. you’ll want to give about 2 months for alterations, also pretty typical. i like to have a cushion just in case. so i’d start going in the next month or so and have an idea of what you want your maids in. bm dresses take a bit less time to come on but not much less.
Post # 4
About 8-12 months in advance. I wish I had started looking earlier. I started looking in Feb. for an August wedding. I had never shopped for a wedding gown before and I didn’t know the extended time necessary to get a dress in. If I had started shopping earlier, I probably could have gotten a used dress for way cheaper. As it was, I was feeling the time crunch so I went ahead and ordered and paid retail. Oh well.
Post # 5
Definitely start looking now. 🙂 You don’t have to buy, but at least get a general idea of what you like.
I think the amount of time it takes to get a dress in depends on the salon/dress you choose. The dresses I were looking at took a *minimum* of 6-9 months to come in, according to my consultant. My dress was on the shorter end, at 6 months, and won’t be in until November.
Post # 6
Thank you so much ladies! I would have responded earlier but I just got back on here haha
Since my last post I have been searching for the right one…Ive figured out what 2 styles of dress I like. I have grown to love two..the first is the vintage all over lasce with straps and low V back with a flare at the bottom . The next… Heart shaped neckline and fit/flare mid thy with a train. I am curvy in all the sence of a natural woman but petite believe it or not! The v back dress with the lace is BEAUTIFUL I really felt like a bride and kinda had a little moment BUT after thinking about it over night —-It doesnt showcase the curves AT ALL! Matter of fact it boxes me in. I dont want to be busty but want to bring a sexy elegance to the look, and the other style really does that.. I call it “Vintage Booty” cus if Im not showin the girls- Which I will never do, Im givin my rump some action In a booty dress lol Now I just want one of my girls to see me in it and give me their opinion- im “this” close!!!