Post # 1
My wedding is on October 11th, but taking bees advice I have told all the bridal shops I went to that it was on the 21st of September. They are all telling me that I have to decide by the end of the month and that I have left it late. I have been shopping since the beginning of January and I had no idea it would be so hard 🙁
I finally found a dress I *love*, but it doesn’t have pickups. I really would love pickups, but I am also very attached to the specific style of the top of the dress I love.Have I left it too late? Do I need to pick my dress by the end of the month or could I have time to see if I could find one with pickup at the end of March? Is this just the hard sell?
Post # 3
@Bainise2013: If you want something so specific, why don’t you find a dressmaker and have it made? It probably won’t actually cost any more than buying a “designer” wedding dress from a shop and you’ll have more control over what’s happening with it.
Post # 4
I just bought my dress two weeks ago and I’m getting married June 22. I had just enough time to order if I wanted to, but the sample fit and it was in great shape so I just bought the sample.
I think you have lots of time depending on the designer.
Post # 5
I think it just depends on the designer. The first dress I considered buying was Enzoani, and I was told they would take 20 weeks. The Allure I ended up buying was a 4 month turn around time, and it came in 4 days early.
Post # 6
I just bought mine yesterday and they said it would arrive in July. I would definetly order before March.
Post # 7
It depends on the designer. Maggie’s only take like 4-5 months. If you want something specific, try Jasmine’s and they can combine two dresses you love!
Post # 8
my wedding is Sept 21 2013 and all the stores said to order by end of Jan to make sure i have enough time for the dress to get in and make any alterations before the wedding, I bought a Maggie Sottero gown and was told it would take 6 months to get in. So fingers crossed itll be here by June.
Post # 9
Im sorry I didnt answer you question….The turn around time is really going to depend on who is making the dress, I dont think there trying to hard sell you just informing you your down to the wire to order.
Post # 10
I’m getting married at the end of August and I just bought my dress yesterday. When we signed the contract the consultant told me my dress would be in no later than the end of May with no rush fee required. It must depend on the designer.
Post # 11
@Bainise2013: It might depend on the designer. Do you have an Alfred Angelo close by? I went in last week and bought one off the rack, but they said they could rush any of their dresses and get them in a bit sooner. Good luck!!
Post # 12
@Bainise2013: could you post pictures of the dress? My wedding is in September and I bought my dress ~3 weeks ago!
Post # 13
I bought my dress in January, and it came in IN JANUARY!
Maggie Sottero does a six week custom dress thing, but mine came in in three weeks!
You have TONS of time to dress shop! Don’t get pressured into a dress you aren’t CRAZY about!
Post # 14
I had a 4 month engagement and ordered a Casablanca dress with custom changes. I actually had to pay a rush fee, but there are designers that will allow you to rush it if you pay the fee so you can have more time. I wouldn’t settle, but I would start doing a lot more research and start really honing in on dresses with the pick ups you love and places you can go to try them on.
Post # 15
@Bainise2013: The cut off date for ordering your wedding gown depends entirely on the designer. For example, my wedding gown is by Monique Lhuiller and I am getting remeasured so my gown can be ordered this weekend, which is the last possible date to order the gown for my Oct. 13, 2013 wedding. That’s a total of 8 months prior to the date.
That said, I don’t think you should settle for a gown. You have a lot of time, and truth be told there are so many gowns out there by so many different designers, you are bound to find something that you love that you can get in time for your wedding.
If there is a specific designer that you love, you might want to contact them directly and ask how far in advance you need to order your gown.
Post # 16
@FutureArmyWife12: Date twins! (haven’t fixed my profile yet).
I’m having my dress made by a dressmaker – two dresses actually – and she doesn’t even start making it until three months out.