Post # 1
im getting married in November 2014 and am currently trying to loose weight, both for the wedding and because I want to be more healthy. Becauthief this, warrant to leave dress buying as long as possible..
I see people buying dresses like 2 years in advance all the time, but what’s the latest I should leave it? 6 months? A year?
Post # 3
@Brooke1226: I work at a bridal boutique and we tell people to wait 7 months before at the latest, 8 months before is better. most dresses take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to come in and you want to leave yourself 2 months for alterations.
Post # 4
@Brooke1226: 7-9 months would be a good time frame to go on!
Post # 5
Eep. I don’t want to go at all 😛
Post # 6
Mine took 8 months to come in and one month for alterations. So I would say 10 months to be on the safe side…
Post # 7
@Brooke1226: I think it really depends how you’re planning on buying your dress! My budget pretty much dictates that I’ll be buying used, replica, or from a place like J. Crew, so I’m really not worried about timing at all. If you want to order a new dress from a salon, you obviously need to leave a lot more time.
Post # 8
@Brooke1226: depends on the manufacturer.
i shopped a few places.
one place told me 8 months, another place told me 3 months. the place i bought my dress from took 5 months.
other places are off the rack, and then you just need a few weeks for alterations.
i don’t suggest buying farther in advance than you have to. styles change and your taste changes. 2 years in advance is WAY too far in advance in my opinion.
Post # 9
Depends on the designer, my dress took forever to come in. I barely made it and I went almost a year beforehand. If I needed alterations I probably would have had to get it rushed. I’ve had friends get their dresses in about 4 months though.
Post # 10
I work as a bridal consultant and, honestly, I’d say 10 months is comfy, 8 months is the absolute latest I’d do it… There are designers we work with that, right now, aren’t coming until mid- February (so that’s a little more than six months) and then you still need alterations. And then what if the dress arrives from the manufacturer and it’s damaged or the manufacturer faces an unexpected delay? It doesn’t happen often, but it’s not unehard of. And nobody wants to feel rushed to make a decision because of a ship date, or to be stressing about when their dress will arrive in the last couple of months and weeks leading up to their wedding…
I have an anxious personality, so I do tend to consider all of the various “what-ifs” and factor that into my answer, and I have seen a bunch of crazy random scenarios that I would hate to be put into if I could avoid it by leaving myself some extra time. But if you have to get a dress sooner, you have to get a dress sooner, and some shops have great in-stock options other than just old samples. That can be a great solution; you know what your dress looks like and get to take it home with you that day!
Post # 11
I don’t really know the appropiate timeframe, but I ordered my dress exactly a year before my wedding and it only arrived 7 weeks before the date.