(Closed) Am I too late in the dress game?

posted 6 years ago in March 2013
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i will be trying on dresses september 8th for the first time and getting married the 22th or march so i don’t think you late

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ecmsmile:  I bought mine at xmas for july and it came in about 3 weeks before the wedding. I’d say you’re at the point that you might want to buy something soon if you want unlimited options available. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

asap

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I ordered my dress for my March wedding this year in September. It came early (in December). I would definitely be looking now and aim to order no later than 6 months in advance.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I wouldn’t say you are behind, but I’d probably do it soon! Or, if you don’t find anything, just look for samples! YOu can buy those off the rack, no rush haha. I bought mine off the rack, but because of cost restrictions not time restrictions.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think it depends on what kind of dress you’re looking for and where you go! I started looking at dresses 2 weeks after we got engaged in May for our wedding on on March 1, 2013. Some places said I was pushing it and others acted like I was fine. Just don’t let anyone make you feel like you need to find something ASAP and end up settling like I did!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@ecmsmile:  I don’t think you are. But I think also it depends.  I bought mine from Davids Bridal, which is a chain, so I think they mass produce the dresses.  They told me it would be 12 weeks, but I got my dress in 3 weeks.  I think it also depends on how popular the dress is and how fast it sells out.  But I really think you have plenty of time!!! Good Luck! 🙂 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I just bought my dress yesterday! There is a local bridal shop that just closed due to the owner passing away a few months ago and the husband of the owner is pretty wealthy but no longer wanted the hassle of dealing with the bridal shop. So he sold all of the dresses to a liquidator who is selling all of the dresses for only $100 for the month of August. I am so excited because the dress fits great and it is beautiful. It is an Afred Angelo dress that usually cost $899 and I got it for $100!! It is off the rack and the only alteration I am going to make it to change the zipper into a corset which only cost $50. So I will be paying a total of $150 for a designer gown!
I think that sometimes buying off the rack with inor alterations is better than ordering your dress. We have 7 months until our wedding, so I don’t understand what the rush is? As long as you have a dress on your wedding day that is all that matters. Some brides are losing a great deal of weight before their weddings so they wait until a few months before the wedding to be sure whatever they buy will look good on their slimmer figure.

Some people feel the need to have their dresses hanging in their closet 6 months early, but it really isn’t a neccesity just  apersonal preference

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think you are either but like @yellowcupcake23: and @aranel1002:  , it depends on where you buy the dress and what kind of dress.  I bought my dress less than 6 mos. to my wedding.  And, fortunately, it was the sample gown so I had it in my hands that day. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think if you haven’t at least got a clue on what style you want, then you may be in trouble,  6months ahead of time at the latest, you may need alterations. They always say to aim for ordering 8-10 months for a stress-free experience, but most designers can do a rush dress if your willing to pay extra.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i ordered mine in march and i just finally arrived. depending on your designer it typically takes about 4-6 months. Factoring in 2-3 months for alterations, you should be buying it asap. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m getting married in December… and I don’t have a dress yet (and I’m not in a panic… just so you know)

There are indeed options… including buying off the rack.

BUT if you are open to alternatives, there is also having a replica Designer Dress made for you off-shore… they are custom made to your measurements and your specs (you can change things as you wish, so it is really is like having a custom Designer Gown… and YOU are the designer).  These can typically can be ordered and delivered within 30 to 60 Days.

So with a March Wedding there is lots of time.

Off-Shore Dresses from China can be just a fraction of the cost of a True Designer Dress… about 1/10th of the cost infact.  Something to consider if you find yourself running low on time.

There are lots of posts here on WBee about this option, and pics etc from Brides who have gone this route successfully (just be aware that you do some research, because some of the China Design Houses do better work than others, and are more reliable etc)

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

it can take up to 4-6 months lol but I ordered mine the week we got engaged and it came in 3 weeks lol it just depends if it’s in stock or not. 

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