(Closed) How Far Out to Order the Dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I ordered mine a year in advance.  It was earlier than I thought I would, but I knew what dress I wanted and it was going up in price.  I think if you know what dress you want, go ahead and order it.  You never know if it will go up in price.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You should ask someone at the AA store how long it typically takes for the gown to come in.  I ordered my dress about 5 months ago and it’s still not here, but they told me when ordering that it wouldn’t be here till November at the earliest (6mo).  But my wedding is still about a year away, so I’m not worried about it.  My dress is not an AA, though.. I know different designers have different time frames.. so you should just ask.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

To me, that is cutting it too close.  I ordered mine this past summer and my wedding is this coming August.  I thought it was a lot of time, but my dress was supposed to come in in December.  It came a bit early (a few weeks ago) but it was ALL WRONG.  They are having to send it back to the manufacturer, which could take another five months!   If I had cut it too close, I would be stuck with the version they sent which is different from what I ordered.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Just keep in mind that you may have to build in alteration time. Is there someone at the store you could talk to?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

For 10-12 weeks, I’d say that you’re probably safe at 6mo. Like a PP said, there is always the possibility that the incorrect dress might come in.  You want to make sure that you have time to reorder or find a dress off the rack, in case the worst possible scenario plays out.  Also, you probably want a month or two for alterations.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I ordered my dress from AA and it took 12 weeks to come in.  I think you will be fine ordering it 6 months out.  I ordered mine 10 months out and now it’s just hanging in a closet because they won’t keep the dress there for you.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would check with AA, but 6 mos should be fine.  Most dresses that are ordered come in 10-12 weeks. 

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