(Closed) How early did you order your dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How early did you order your dress?
    Two years or longer before the wedding : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Year and a half before the wedding : (14 votes)
    10 %
    Year before the wedding : (71 votes)
    49 %
    Six months or less before the wedding : (55 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    You’re not in any rush!  I ordered mine 6.5 months before our wedding, and was told I could even think about it for another month max.  If you’re anything like me, where your tastes change, or you fluctuate weight-wise, I’d wait.  Especially if your heart’s not set on a particular dress, just think what else might be out by this time next year!

    Post # 4
    575 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

    I got mine a year before. Only cause that’s what I did first and it took a little bit to find the right one.

    Post # 5
    123 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I ordered mine in the middle of August and my wedding is June 5th… 

    Post # 6
    573 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Hindsight is 20/20. 

    Unless you’ve found a dress you are IN LOVE with, I’d wait.  It’s amazing how much your vision for your wedding can change during an engagement that long.  I bought might a little over a year early and wish I would have waited b/c the details I were looking for at the time became much more popular in the recent seasons (does that make sense?).  For example, i was in LOVE with the one-strap but could only find a few different styles that incorporated that element a year ago and now I seem to see TONS!

    Good Luck!

    Post # 7
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I just ordered my dress for my August 15, 2010 wedding. Why have your dress hanging in the shop or at your house for months?

    Now that you have two dresses in mind, you can look for it at the best price, wait to see either used, or maybe find a new style in 2011 that will really catch your eye.

    Post # 8
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I would advise waiting. I got mine about a year and a half before the wedding, but part of me wishes I would have waited a little bit. I’m still in love with my dress, but there is definitely a big part of me that’s dying to try on some of the dresses that have came out since I bought it!

    Post # 9
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I ordered mine about a year ahead of time and then changed my mind about the gown (luckily I was able to get my $ refunded!) I ordered my dream gown in July 2009 and my wedding is in May 2010.

    Post # 10
    2475 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I ordered mine nine months before the wedding.  I think you have plenty of time.  I was told nine months before is a good time to order a dress, but frankly, my dress came in a little over two months after I ordered it and is just sitting around right now.  You could probably order something even later than nine months before, depending on the dress.

    Post # 11
    1209 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I just ordered my dress a couple of weeks ago for my September 11, 2010 wedding.

    Post # 12
    3539 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have my dress sitting in my parents closet… waiting for my August 14, 2010..

    I went looking for dresses and I had no idea if I would order or not.. I ending up buying  mine off the rack and I live 4hrs away from the dress shop and there is no way I could garauntee that I would be able to head up again for fittings, so I bought it home with me. There is only ONE bridal store in my city and the choices are limited and if i had to order it from there… 8 months it would be before I would recieve it.

    Post # 13
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I got mine on Novemer 9, 2009. That is almost 17 months before my wedding. It is a Justin Alexander 8137 and was being discontinued, so I didn’t want to lose out. If I had found that one, I may still be looking. If you find the one, in my opinion, you shoud get it. From what you are saying, I don’t think you have found the one yet.

    Post # 14
    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I got mine a year to the day before we got married 🙂

    Post # 15
    1757 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I ordered my dress on 11/21/09 and it arrived on 1/21/10. And I’m super-glad that I shopped for it that early, since the bridal shop ordered the wrong size. They’re exchanging it at no cost to me, but I probably won’t have my dress until closer to May or June, thanks to the end-of-the-year engagement rush. I’ll still have it fairly early, but I would have been really upset had the wrong-size-dress arrived in July, leaving me without enough time to exchange it.

    For your date, the only thing that would concern me is the possibility of you falling in love with another dress after you’ve already purchased one. However, if you know that you can make yourself stop shopping and you intend to remain roughly the same size, I’d go ahead and buy it.

    Post # 16
    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I am ordering mine at the end of April, but I am going to check out more styles (i know I know lol)… I am curious to see what Maggie can do when a sales associate isn’t being rushed (I want to see the waist cinching dang it lol)!!

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