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

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: >1 year in advance... (See original post!)

    9-12 months in advance

    5-8 months in advance

    2-4 months in advance

  • Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I bought mine in April 2013 for my wedding in August 2014. So really far out! I haven’t had any dress regret either, I love it.

    Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    6 months for me – bought it a couple of weeks ago and am getting married in October! Can’t wait to wear her again!

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    I bought mine about 7 months out. And now I have 5 months left till our wedding. Dress regret? Nah not really. I started planning our wedding and picked a date 7 months away (FI wasn’t pleased at first) so dress shopping couldn’t be leisurely. I had settled on one that was way out of budget and then this came in as a new release and it was way cheaper and in Blush so I jumped on it. Here’s hoping I still love it when it finally comes in 😉

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    15 months before the wedding. I loved it and was totally happy with how it turned out.

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I ordered mine 10 months in advance, worked out great for me!

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I ordered mine seven months before the wedding. It’s not in yet but I was told it should be in the shop about a month before my wedding (should be in the end of this month, yay!). 

    Post # 22
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I got engaged in February of this year, and we decided that waiting another year and a few months just seemed so long – so October it is! As soon as we had the reception venue booked, I started dress shopping.

    My dress was ordered on April 13, and they said it should be in sometime in August.

    Post # 23
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I ended up buying my dress wayyy earlier than I thought I was going to. I went to try on dresses in February 2013, and fell in love. My wedding is June 2014, so I bought it 16 months prior to the wedding- which is CRAZY long. But apparently I made a good choice, since I still love it!!

    Post # 24
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My wedding is in October and the dress is from Pronovias. I ordered the dress in early April; the shop says it will arrive in July which will give enough time for alterations. It took me a long time to decide and I think if I had made the decision longer out I would have had regret (but I’m also very indecisive). On the other hand, I would imagine it’s nice to have the dress ordered >12 months before because you can choose other elements of your wedding and make sure they go well together. In my case, we actually picked the bridesmaids’ dresses before I found my wedding dress. 

    Post # 25
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    About 15 months, although the date changed so I thought it was 14 at the time. I wanted to look for dresses with my BFF/MOH, who moved to Florida, so I went early so she could be there, not planning to buy. Found my dress (4th one I tried on) and I love it!

    Post # 26
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - The Fox Hill Inn

    I bought mine 6 months in advance. We have a shorter engagement (9 months) so I purchased the dress in Feb 2014, it came 3 weeks later much to my surprise and my wedding is Sept 2014.

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    16 months in advance! I tried to hold off dress shopping as long as I could (2+ year engagement), but I finally went and ended up buying the 7th or 8th dress I tried on. Wedding is August 2015, and the store told me that my first fitting should be 2 months before the wedding. No idea when it will come in!<br />

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Mine was purchased in March 2014. It hasn’t arrived yet, wedding is August 2015. 

    Post # 30
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    Busy bee

    I bought mine six months ago and its due in any day now. I cannot wait! We opted for a 7mo engagement, no regrets. 

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