Post # 1
My wedding is in October of this year, and I don’t know if I should start looking for my wedding dress now or maybe I can wait a little longer. Honestly I want to start looking now because it’s what I’ve been waiting for since forever lol, but then I feel like if I start looking too early I might regret buying my dress later down the road or have a change of heart. My sister bought her dress in December for her June wedding and it seemed like a good timeline. How soon did you started looking for you dress? Would you have rather wait a little longer or were you just in time? Also, are there certain designers that take longer than others?
Post # 2
I purchased my dress a year out, it arrived 9 months in advance and started alterations about 5 months before.
Post # 3
Go now. Some take up to 10 months to come in PLUS alterations
Post # 4
You need to start looking now! It can take a while to get a dress in.
Post # 5
My wedding is also in October! I ordered it a year out (mid October) and it’ll be in late February, so about 4 months, but I won’t start alterations until July/August. I would go sooner rather than later.
Post # 6
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
I ordered mine very close to exactly 12 months out and while it may have been a smidge early I don’t feel I made a bad decision in doing so. My particular dress is taking about a month to get here (though I know some designers can take much longer), and I’m glad that it gives me some time to save up for alterations and not feel rushed during that process.
Post # 7
I would go now. I purchased in December for a September wedding. I had plenty of time though. It came in March and alterations didn’t start until the end of July.
Post # 8
Shoot, I bought mine three years ago, you’ll never be too early by comparison (crazy good thrift-store deal for which I got a $1200 dress for $30 though, so it was kind of a now-or-never deal).
I don’t think it’s ever too early to start looking…sometimes you need that time of try-ons to nail down what styles look great on you and what don’t. You might find yourself realizing that the style you loved initially has changed a month in with try-ons.
Post # 9
LindAnd: Go now! They told me mine won’t be in for like 6 months and that was in November when we bought it! My wedding isn’t until November 1st this year. I think if you look and you find “the one” you won’t continue looking. I haven’t looked at dresses since I ordered mine. I know it’s definitely the one for me!
Post # 10
My wedding is in September and I ordered my dress a year out. It actually just came in so it took over 4 months to arrive. You should keep that in mind if you decide to wait.
Post # 11
I guess I should start moving then! lol.. I guess I’ve been a little hesitant because I was hoping some boutiques would come out with some holiday sales or events lol.. Thank you everyone! It was my first time posting and I didn’t even know if someone was going to respond. Thanks!
Post # 12
LindAnd: My wedding is also in October 2015. I waited until this month because my sister/maid of honor was in Singapore for 4 months and just arrived home before Christmas(she wanted to shop with me). BIG MISTAKE! Every store I’ve gone to told me I need to make a decision before the end of the month, if not sooner. It takes 6-9 months for a dress to arrive once ordered. Then another 2-3 months for alterations. The dress could arrive sooner but it depends on the designer. I had no idea, but now I’m stressed because I feel pressured to find a gown.
Post # 13
LindAnd: I got married October 5th of last year and ordered my dress February 17th. The dress came in mid August. It really didn’t leave that much time for alterations and stuff. You need to start looking right away.
Also you don’t want to wait much longer because if you do, you may have to rush order your dress (like PPs said, sometimes they take 6-10 months to arrive) and that will be more expensive.
Post # 14
Go now!! I started looking in October for my June wedding and everyone said, “Yeah, you’ll have to order by the end of this month!”
Post # 15
You definitely need to go like, now or yesterday. I wouldn’t wait any longer, and most boutiques don’t really have sales.