Post # 1
I was in the bridal shop yesterday looking at bridesmaid dresses, and I thought I would check up on the status of my dress while I was there. I had ordered it in early November, and the staff told me it should be in by April. I figured it would be more like the end of February, which would be a good four months after I ordered it. Does it normally take six months for the dress to come in? Seems excessive to me – or am I just being impatient?
On the other hand, it’s giving me a nice long time to get myself in shape before I try it on again, so I guess that’s a good thing.
How long did it take for your dress to come in after you ordered it?
Post # 3
I was given the number of 6 months for my dress to come in as well. It came in earlier though.
Post # 4
I was quoted about 2 months. It probably depends on how complex the design is. Is any of it hand made? Is it a custom design? Those kinds of things can definitely up the time. I’d be anxious to with that long to wait.
Post # 5
I was quoted 4-6 months for mine, but they said depending on the number of orders the designer receives it might be in as early as 2 months.
The order time is not just the time it takes to make YOUR dress, it also is allowing for the time to make all fo the other dress orders placed before yours as well as accommodate rush orders for dresses with wedding dates prior to yours.
Post # 6
I used to own a bridal boutique. 6 months is average depending on the designer and how custom the work is.
Post # 7
I was quoted 4 months but it came in less than 2
Post # 8
Hmm. Good points. I don’t know if anything on my dress is handmade. Maybe the beading? It has some beading across the top and on the side at the thigh. Sorry, I am not very knowledgeable about fashion at ALL, and I didn’t really ask a lot of questions about the dress…I just knew I liked it! 🙂
It makes sense when I think about it the way you put it, KatNYC. And who knows, maybe it will end up coming in earlier. Glad to hear the 6 month timeframe isn’t really unusual.
Post # 9
I was quoted 4-6 months as well. I ordered at the end of December, and it arrived mid-June.
Post # 10
To be honest, it depends on the designer. Some companies have a really quick turn around, others, not so much. Also, it depends on what your dress was ordered in relation to their cutting schedule. Most companies cut each style pattern just once or twice a month, which means if your order comes in on the 5th of the month but the patterns for that style were cut on the 4th, your cloth won’t even be cut for another month. Did you order any customizations from the company? That can add as well. Also, if a company has been a little slower delivering lately, a bridal store will add a few extra weeks just to make sure they don’t have to tell you that your dress is late. They would much, much rather call and say your dress is a month or two early then let you know that it will be a month or two late. Another factor is the time of year that you ordered. Any dresses that are ordered for the spring can take longer because of the sheer number of weddings happening during that time.
Which company made your dress? I know that Jasmine’s typical turn around time is aout 2.5-3 months but Alfred Angelo can take up to 4 and even a little longer. Kirstie Kelly for Disney used to take up to 7 1/2 months but they are out of business now.
Hope this helps.
Post # 11
I was quoted 7 months for my dress and it came in after 5 months!
Post # 12
@Bubu82: Who’s the designer of your dress? Do you know if the dress has to come in from overseas? (i.e. a London or Paris based shop?) that can add time as well. Also if they are prepping for the release of a new line of dresses or some other large event the turn around time might be slower.
Post # 13
I was told 5 months for mine….and that’s about how long it took.
Post # 14
Mine was ordered in July and Maggie Sottero said it won’t be shipped until MARCH! That’s 8 months. I was shocked!
Post # 15
I was given 6 months as well! I didn’t mind since we were planning a longer engagement either way! =)
I ordered my Sottero & Midgley gown at the end of July!! They told me end of Jan, early Feb. I was afraid I would forget what it looked like! Luckily I ordered it because it was discontinued that October! I cant imagine finding anything comprable! I feel so blessed!
And I am impatient, so you aren’t alone! hehe!
Post # 16
My dress took 6 months like they told me, I was glad I went to look fo dresses when I did! I had no idea!