(Closed) How long before the wedding should you really buy your wedding gown?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I wait until late January - early February or should I go try on now?
    Try on now! : (29 votes)
    67 %
    You have time to wait. : (0 votes)
    Your options will be limited if you wait. : (14 votes)
    33 %
    Try on now, order in a smaller size. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: dont know

    If you’re trying to be at a target weight I’d go with your plan but if you aren’t planning on losing a tremendous amount I’d think of maybe looking now just to try on what styles you like and experiment. If you are losing a lot of weight enough that your shape may change drastically don’t bother trying stuff on because it’ll be too diferent.

    Post # 4
    2176 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    I would say 4-5 months in advance im case it takes a couple of months to be shipped plus alteration time if necessary. 

    Post # 5
    1587 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Some dresses take 6-9 months to come in. You should probably start shopping now and order the size you are now. If you lose weight, it can be altered, but I don’t think it’s a good idea to buy a size based on speculation. But I would probably not wait much longer if I were you!

    Post # 6
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Where do you intend to purchase a dress? It wouldn’t hurt to visit and ask what the shipping timeline is. As many bees have said in countless forums, it can be really hard to find a dress sometimes. What would hurt is putting it off and not being able to recieve the dress in time. Alterations can be done for up to 3 sizes above. 

    Post # 8
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Mrs_Davis2016:  You could, every shop I have been has had a seamstress on sight. When you look definately ask about what can be done with the dress for your weight loss. Good luck!

    Post # 10
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I would start ASAP even if at least to get an idea of what you want and how long it will take to come in. Im getting married late June and feeling pressured at bridal salons because some dresses I’ve tried on take 4-6 months for delivery & plus time for alterations. if you’re indecisive like me you’ll need all the time you can get! Good luck!

    Post # 11
    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    I did not try on any dresses until 4 months before the big day, and I had no issues at all. I wouldn’t sweat it! I think you’d be fine waiting until January or February. I felt like I had more off the rack options than I could imagine.

    Post # 12
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I purchased my dress in September and my dress is not here yet. At the salon I went to they told me I will also need about two months for alterations. Keep in mind if u fall in love with a dress that will take months to come in u may need to pay rush fees.

    Post # 13
    432 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I purchased my dress at the end of July our wedding is June 2016 and my dress is expected to arrive in January.

    Post # 14
    91 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2016 - Fairmont Mayakoba

    I’m getting married June 2016 & purchased my dress last June 🙂 I went in just for fun & found “the one” I recently received it & will get alterations 2 months before the wedding. I like that I have that out of the way, especially since you don’t know how long it will take to even find the dress you like & however long it takes to be shipped etc. 

    Post # 15
    603 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

    I’d say start right now. Most dresses take 6-8 months to get in and more if it has a lot of embellishment. Don’t worry about weight loss. It’s always easier to take in a dress. It’s letting it out that causes problems.

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