Post # 1
I am getting a little nervous about this one. We have approximently nine months until the wedding. We are going to use David’s Bridal and Alfred Angelo for the bridesmaid dresses. I am letting them choose the dress, within guidelines, but I”ll be going with them to approve it.
How soon do they need to order the dresses? I thought I was supposed to order them about six months before. But then I saw some posts about them taking six months to come in.
Any word from you wise bees?
Post # 5
I would check with the stores you are ordering them from to be able to know for sure. I think my Alfred Angelo Bridesmaid or Best Man dress took approx 2 months to come in but the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses I’m having my girls order from a different designer are taking 4 months to come in. Some styles might take longer than others too. I’d say 4-5 months should be fine, but again I’d call the stores to rest your fears.
Post # 6
Um, we’re about to order and we’re at 4 months… omg!
Post # 7
1. thanks for responding!!!
2. I thought 4-5 months was enough times. Both stores we were looking at using say 12 weeks on their websites, but then people started freaking me out.
3. I feel better now. thanks ladies 🙂
Post # 8
Im getting alittle freaked out…Im getting married in October and 2 yes 2 out of my 5 have gotten theres….But one of my bridesmaid bought hers from the store and another ordered hers on June 2 and got it yesterday so in less than a month she had hers…They told me at first 15 weeks but i think they are trying to make you order them as soon as possible just to be on the safe side….. Good luck:)
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club
We’re planning to order the Bill Levkoff dresses in October for our April 23, 2011 wedding.
I’m the Maid/Matron of Honor in a wedding September 25th and we were told to order our David’s Bridal dresses by mid June to have it in time for that wedding.
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2011 - AnthonyÃ¢Â€Â™s Fine Dining
I’d say it depends on the dress. If it’s something that may potentially need a lot of alterations, try to get it in ASAP. We’re getting married in April and the store said this can be the case with the dresses we chose, so they recommended ordering them in October. I’m a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding in August, and we just ordered our dresses a month ago. If you don’t foresee alterations being an issue, you have a lot more time 🙂
Post # 11
@Helstrong: my BMs are wearing AA. They ordered in mid-Jan, and the dresses arrived in early June. Originally the dresses were supposed to arrive by Easter (which is early April), but I guess since these dresses were new for the spring line it took longer.
Post # 12
Davids Bridaland AA dress comes back pretty fast so you can order in Jan. My bridesmaids are wearing Mori Lee and I have to place orders by oct to get them back in Feb. So it really depends on the company and the designer.
Post # 13
Oh wow, you guys are scaring me about the delays!
I currently plan on ordering Jim Hjelm gowns on November 1st for an April 10th wedding. According to the boutique, they take 3-4 months to make. That means that they should arrive back on March 1st, 6 weeks before the wedding.
Do you think that is cutting it too close??
Post # 14
We ordered Dessy bridesmaid dresses last Saturday and paid in full. The store haven’t placed to order since we are still waiting for my cousin’s measurements – she’s flying in from California here in Toronto for our wedding.
They said it takes 10-12 weeks to arrive but in case they would need alterations, we will have them done 6-8 weeks before the wedding.
Post # 15
I’m working on getting everyone to order theirs – not because I’m worried they won’t come in but because I want to get something checked off the damn list.
Post # 16
I’m planning on going to order and try on my dress in the end of October or early november and then maybe a week or 2 later going with my BMs to order theirs. I’m trying to wait as long as possible to get my dress chosen so I can loose as much weight as i can before trying them on. So after I choose my dress, I figure that would be a better time to chose theirs.