When to order bridesmaid dresses?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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6274 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

ask the store how long it will take to order it.

alterations (especially if you take it to your own place) should take about a week.

if you think it will be discontinued, sooner than later.  but otherwise, i would order about 3 months before, unless store tells you it takes longer.

 

Post # 5
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6274 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@laceydoilies:  i had an 8 month engagement.  so the day i took my girls to find dresses, we ordered. 

Post # 6
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2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I got a DB BM dress for my friend’s wedding in September 2011 and the style and color are still available. So it seems it can really depend on the dress. For her wedding we ordered the dresses in late November/early December and they came in January. I feel like a lot of DB brides/BM dresses seem to come in sooner than they quote (but probably not always). If you don’t want to order right now I would just ask the store if they know when the dress/color may be discontinued just in case or if they can let you know if they hear anything. Otherwise I think you would be okay waiting a little bit longer if you want to.

For my own wedding, we ordered dresses (Alfred Angelo) around 9 months before the wedding and they came in 2 months later. So the girls all got their dresses 7 months before the wedding. However, I had bridesmaids who are living out of the country which factored into my timing so that they would be here to order and then again (now at Christmas) to try on before the wedding.

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