Post # 1
Hi Girls! I was just wondering if anyone knew how early I need to order a qi pao… are they all custom made or are their stock items that get shipped sooner and then just altered? I don’t know much about this. Please advise! Thanks so much!
Post # 4
Depending on where you go there are stock and custom ones.
However, I wouldn’t go to just any seamstress to alter a QiPao. You want to go to someone who works in a QiPao shop. Are you near Chinatown? I would go there first to try on styles.
Post # 5
It took 6 weeks to get my custom qi pao.
Post # 6
Most places I’ve been to said 4-6 weeks. I am getting married in September, so I plan on going during the beginning of July, two months before my wedding! Hope that helps.
Post # 7
Depends. Do you want a traditional off the rack? Sure you could find one in China Town (where you are)
Otherwise if you wanted something special or more elaborate, it takes about 2 months to be safe.
I ordered mine in Feb ish and it will be here in April.
Post # 8
I would say around 3 mths… depending on the details on the dress.
Post # 9
Thank you so much, ladies!!! That helps a lot. I had no clue!