(Closed) How far in advance did you buy your dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I bought mine at the end of last Nov, and my wedding is this December, so just over a year ahead of time.  I don’t have it yet… supposed to come in sometime in May.  Sorry I don’t have any info on rush orders, but maybe call a couple of bridal shops in your area and ask them about it.  I’m sure they’ve dealt with rush orders plenty of times before  =o)  Happy shopping!!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I bought mine at the end of November last year and my wedding is the beginning of June this year…so about 6-7 months beforehand? 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I bought my dress 14 months in advance.  I ended up picking it out about a week after we got engaged.  My Future Mother-In-Law was in town from the East Coast and I thought it would be fun to include her in the shopping trip with my mom and grandmother.  I didn’t think I’d end up finding a dress that day but I did.  It ended up being great that I ordered so far in advance because I order it in May, it came in in November but was not right so it had to be sent back.  It came back (correct this time) in late February.  So it took longer than usual.  

Have a wonderful time shopping.  Hope you get to meet Randy from SYTTD.  That would be so much fun!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I bought mine at the end of December and my wedding is at the end of May so about 5 months before my wedding. The stores I went to told me that I was very late in ordering my dress (which I think they tell anyone who hasn’t purchased their dress a year in advance). But I found the perfect dress at Davids Bridal, ordered it and picked it up by February. I think it just depends on where you get your dress, how particular you are, and how intricate the dress is. I feel like you still have plenty of time (even though people in the wedding business would disagree).

Best of luck!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I ordered my dress one month before I was engaged. lol. It was a bit of a surprise actually. When my now Fiance, I, and our friends went to NYC, I decided it would be fun to go try on dresses with the girls since I knew an engagement was coming within the next couple of months. Sure enough, I found the dress and ended up buying it there. Though the salon told me it wouldn’t come until 6 months later, it came in about 4 months after I ordered. So to echo an earlier post, you do have time but it does depend on the backlog of orders, designer, and the dress.  I’m not sure of the rush fees, but I think that will vary with the bridal salon.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I bought mine nine months to the date, I think that’s pretty typical.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I bought mind mid-January & the wedding is May 26.  My first fitting wasn’t until March 1 though!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I ordered mine in Feb and the wedding is in Nov for about 8.5 months out. But originally they told us that it would take 6 months for the dress to get here and then another 2 months to alter so we thought we were pushing for time! Turns out the AA dress I picked is only 3-4 months so were well in time 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I bought mine in July 2011 for my August 2012 wedding… So just over a year. My dress came in the second week of January tho.. So I waited 6 months for it

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I bought mine over a year before my wedding! I went and found it. It surprised me how easy it was. And when I went to pick it up, I tried it on. As far as I and the salesgirl can tell, no alterations are needed. Unless I gain or lose a ton of weight.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I ordered mine in mid March for my November wedding. Your timing is perfectly fine!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think I found ‘the dress’ yesterday. When I asked the girl how long it would take to order, she also told me six months to order the dress and then two months for alterations, so I was starting to cut it close and really should be thinking about ordering in the next 2-3 weeks. She didn’t seem overly concerned about my available timeline, but sounded like it was starting to become tight.

That being said, last weekend I went to David’s Bridal and found two dresses that I liked – One was off the rack and I could have brought it home that day. The other one would have taken 14 weeks (3 1/2 months) to order.

So, depends on where you go, but I wouldn’t worry just yet!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I bought mine at the end of last November for my October 2012 wedding! You should still be fine on time though. My dress is scheduled to arrive in May.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I bought my dress in October for my September 2012 wedding.  My first fitting isn’t until July 9th!  

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