Post # 1
What is my deal?? I have gone dress shopping SO many times. I thought I found the dress, but when I went back to try it on I just wasn’t feeling it. Now I’m almost 6 months out and still no dress!
Part of me can’t decide because it’s so much money to spend on one item that I want to make it perfect. Another part of me thinks that I’m uncomfortable in my own skin right now (pastry school = bad idea for weight loss) and I won’t like any dress on me right now.
Now I’m starting to get worried about time… did anyone buy their dress at the last minute?
Post # 3
@iheartcake: I got mine end of november, so a little over three months out. I just oicked it ulast weekend. I had bought one in july and ended up getting a different one because I didnt like my original so I say take your time!!! Davids bridl has a really fast turn around and you can always buy a floor sample somewhere else so BREATHE!
Post # 4
My wedding is before yours and I don’t have a dress either. But I am having it made with a local seamstress and she is starting in January :/
Post # 5
I wasn’t in the same position, but I wish I HAD waited until about 4 months out! I lost over 20lbs after I bought my dress (9 months early), and it made alterations a nightmare. You have time, believe it or not, to get a bit more comfortable with where you want to be weight wise and keep searching before you commit to anything! I would definitely be looking around, but I wouldn’t stress. (: You still have a comfortable 2-3 months before you REALLY need think about having your order in.
Post # 6
@CzechBride14: Whew, this made me feel so much better! I need to get my butt in gear so I can feel more comfortable with myself. I’m not terribly far off from where I want to be, so long as I start working on it now!
@excitedtobeMRSF: So glad to hear that I’m not the only procrastinator! I think there is so much pressure to ‘get yoru dress early!’ that 6 months sounds really close to the wedding date.
@AnaA: We were almost date twins! May 24 is the original date FI and I picked but it was taken at the venue we chose, so we moved it to June. That makes me feel better that your seamstress isn’t even starting until next month!
Post # 7
I ordered mine 5 months out, and there was no issue. I’m actaully glad I did. The dress I ended up with was newer to the store so had I gone earlier I would have missed it. Plus my ideas of what I want have changed as my wedding plans evolved.
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
Mine is in 7 and I haven’t even been fitted by my seamstress. 😛
Post # 9
@iheartcake: You have plenty of time! Don’t stress yourself out. Make sure to ask about ordering times with the salons, but you’ve probably got a few more months before hitting the absolute deadlines for a new, ordered dress. You can also opt to get the dress tailored by a seamstress rather than within the salon. That might give you more flexibilty with the timeline.
In a pinch, there is also the option of off the rack. I had to buy a second dress two months before my wedding, and I found several shops that carried even that season’s dresses on hand. I’m not saying you should use that as your primary plan, but it’s there as a solid plan B.
Post # 10
I ordered mine 5 months out from the wedding, and had no problems!
Post # 11
I just went through this too. I only got engaged a few weeks ago, but we are planning a May wedding, so I knew I had to get a move on with finding a dress. After looking at all the wedding timelines and guides for when to buy your dress, I thought I was totally behind schedule and I would only be able to buy a sample!!
And while there were a couple dresses I looked at that would have been cutting it close, 95% of them were fine. The dress I ended up buying is going to be here in mid-March, so I’ll still have over 2 months for alterations. It feels scary, but you definitely still have time!
Post # 12
You have time.Where I’m from most shops take 6-9 months to get your gown in once you order it but I’m sure there are places that ship in less time.If you are a sample size (8,10,12,14)…you could buy a sample last minute.You could also get your dress made by a local seamstress.Hope you find ur dream dress!I’ve seen at least two people come in to the shop I work in and need a dress a week before their wedding!Luckily we could find them discontinued sample dresses
Post # 13
@iheartcake: Last minute? I’ve got 4 months left and haven’t started dress shopping yet. Chill 🙂
Post # 14
i JUST bought my dress and my wedding is about 3 weeks before yours (date on here is not accurate) lmao. you have lots of time, no worries!