(Closed) How far out to buy a dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Hmmm I guess it depends on how long it will take to get a dress in.  Some dresses take 6 to 10 months just to come in from the designer.  If you are buying from the rack you have more than enough time.  I would definitely go and see if you see anything that you absolutely love. If so, then go for it! If you have any doubts then I would wait, no  matter how good of a deal it is.

Post # 4
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2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I personally don’t think that a venue should ever dictate what a bride should wear. If you want to wear the biggest poofiest ballgown you find to a wedding you’re having in the middle of a muddy field I think you should do it. But I do think that if you don’t have a date picked then it’s hard to say. I see your WB profile says a date in Sept ’11. If you’re looking to get married then I think it’s fine to go shop – it’s unlikely your tastes will change. But if you’re looking at 18 months or more out then I just worry that your tastes will change and you’ll find yourself with a dress you hate.

For reference I bought my dress 9 months out.

Post # 7
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5800 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

4-6 months is a much more common wait time. The other thing to keep in mind is that a lot of times the dresses they show you at trunk shows are for next season and may not be in production yet. Just something to ask about while you’re shopping.

Post # 8
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@DashingBride: Click the “reply” button under the post, the litle @ link will appear for you in the comment box.

When is Kleinfeld’s sample sale? I’m starting to look for dresses in 2 weeks for my Sept 24th, 2011 wedding but I doubt I’ll find something quickly.

Post # 9
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10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@DashingBride: If you are going custom and couture absolutely.  You also have to factor in fittings, etc. I always say the earlier the better, but remember in January a lot of the stores are ridding themselves of the previous years dresses in an effort to accommodate the Spring lines.

Post # 11
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

yeah I agree 4-6 months is the regular wait time and most dresses i’ve heard about come in less than 4 months. I’ve never heard of a dress taking takin 10 months to arrive. but then once u receive the dress it can take another month or so to complete the alterations depending on the place where you get it done

Post # 12
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2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@DashingBride:Go ahead then, and enjoy dress shopping! And for the green @ symbols click “reply” under the post that you want to address and it’ll automatically put it in the post reply box for you 🙂

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