(Closed) How far ahead do you need to purchase a wedding gown?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How far ahead?
    3-4 Months : (3 votes)
    5 %
    4-5 Months : (3 votes)
    5 %
    5-6 Months : (14 votes)
    21 %
    6-7 Months : (15 votes)
    23 %
    7-8 Months : (31 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 3
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    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    You’d have to ask the bridal shop–times vary from place to place. But…haven’t  you even tried some on yet? You should probably start looking ASAP.

    Post # 5
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    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Tswife4ever: No, it’s perfect. Around here, wedding gowns take a few months to come in, so it’s not too soon. Hell, I’ve already picked mine out…;P

    Post # 6
    Member
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Also, you can rush order a dress if it seems like it will cut it close…

    Post # 7
    Member
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think the typical lead time for dresses from bridal stores is 3 months.

    So at 8 months you are defiantly not too early!

    Have fun shopping! Good luck!

    Post # 8
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    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I already ordered mine 😀 Hey I want it at home with me 2 months before the wedding I am such a worry wart and cant imagine it not sitting in my closet.

    Post # 9
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    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Please order your dress as soon as possible.  You never know what will happen.  My wedding is in 5 weeks and my dress is still not in after 8 long months.  It is stuck in customs in China and I have no control over this situation.  Better to order early then too late.  Happy dress shopping!

    Post # 10
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    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I’d go ahead and find a dress.  I ordered mine in March and it got here in July but she told me it could take up to six months and another shop told me I needed to give it nine.  So it varies a lot and like others have said, there are sometimes situations that you can’t control where you need time to think of a Plan B or just more time to get it in.

    Post # 11
    Member
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I orderd my dress nearly a year before my wedding, but of course I did not have to do it so early. The dress took nearly 5 months to come in, and I started alterations about 2 months before the wedding. You might as well order it as soon as you can–but plenty of people out there order with much less than 8 months to spare, or aren’t even engaged for that many months total, and are fine!

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    16191 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    It also varies from dress to dress…some designers takelonger than others! You’re not too early if you find something you love! And you’d be in great shape to find it in the next two months or so, just to prevent anxiety. 🙂

    Post # 13
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    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it really depends on the designer. If you’ve started looking at dresses, ask the sales people how long it takes for each designer. Don’t forget, after it comes, you need ample time for alternations in case something doesn’t quite fit. You don’t want to be rushing those.

    Personally, the dress it looks like I’m buying tomorrow (yay!!!!) is going to take about 6 months to make (Priscilla of Boston and they are made just a town over from Boston) + 2-3 months for alternations (I always like to overestimate on time), that gives me some wiggle room until my wedding in case something happens.

    Post # 14
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    it does depend on the designer  and the each bridal store has their own idea of what a rush order is.. if you have 8 months to go you would be better off ordering your gown within the next month or so. Because once the gown arrives you also need time for fittings & alteration too.

    Post # 15
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    841 posts
    Busy bee

    I think it all depends on what you are thinking of ordering. Due to last minute reasons, I purchased mine off the rack a few days ago for my ceremony in a few weeks! 🙂

    Post # 16
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    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Some of it may depend on where you order the dress from, ie: David’s Bridal gowns don’t take as long as others.  I’m also getting married in May 2011 and just ordered my dress. Part of me is worried I ordered too early, I ordered an Alfred Angelo and it is supposed to be in sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. So I’ll have 5 months for alterations. 

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