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

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 61
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine is a replica and I bought it way early to make sure that it would work out and gave myself time to order the original if need be. It arrived in October, i think?

Post # 62
3870 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Super early! 19 months before wedding! I had just gotten engaged and went with my mom and bridesmaid to start looking “for fun”, and ended up finding my perfect dress. I was hesitant about buying it but the lady said it was going to be discontinued at the end of the season (it wasn’t in the new catalog), so I decided to just go for it. When it’s right, it’s right!

Post # 63
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My wedding is in October, and I bought my dress in February, so like 8 months in advance. It depends if you are buying off the rack, or having it ordered to your size (which is usually the case)! Good Luck!

Post # 64
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@lioness_89:  No problem! I’m also learning as i go along! πŸ™‚

Post # 66
1550 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I bought my dress in June of 2010 for a wedding in April of 2011.

Post # 68
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

bought my dress this past weekend for my october 19th wedding….its a maggie sottero and just got the confirmation it should arrive by the end of june!!!!!! so each experience is different….i thought it would have taken 6 months & was kinda freaking out, but it will be here in 3!!! 

Post # 69
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was told by many shops that I did not have time to order under the 6 month mark. I ended up purchasing a sample about 4 months out.

Post # 70
5656 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I bought my first dress 10 months before my wedding, but that ended up being a mistake. I lost a lot of weight after and the dress was hanging off me! I went to a seamstress but she said there was no way she could take the dress in without severly compromising the structure of it. Plus, it didn’t suit my new bodytype. 

So I bought my second dress in November, just 3 months before my day! I think my second dress was much better anyway! πŸ™‚

I bought both dresses from a second hand bridal bouquet.

Post # 71
5427 posts
Bee Keeper

I am getting mine at the last minute so it fits and I don’t have to deal with alterations!

Post # 72
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

About 6 months…I wanted to lose as much weight as possible beforehand…

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