Post # 1
My wedding is October 16 and I bought my dress in May. The bridal shop is telling me that they are shipping it out on September 18 and I should get it within 5 days of that date. I’m freaking out because it will probably need to be altered and that only gives me like 2 weeks to have it altered. I’ve heard that it is common for a dress to be altered numerous times. The bridal shop / alteration department said they will have it ready before my wedding, but I can’t help but stress on it. I’m also afraid they are going to charge me “express” fees to have it ready in time.
Is this time frame really pushing it or is it normal? I would have gotten my dress sooner but I had no idea it took so LONG to ship. I’m so stressed that it wont be ready in time that it’s making me sick. I’ve actually had a few nightmares about showing up to my wedding without my dress 🙁
Post # 3
i think they’ll have to make it work for you, no matter what it takes. This is your special day, they don’t want delays on their record….ya know?
Post # 4
I totally feel you on this one. I ordered my dress in January and the bridal shop told me the dress would be in around 6 months. I have called them twice and each time they tell me another date. First it was end of July then it was mid August. Well guess what its now the end of August and still no dress.
I don’t really have any advice because I’m pretty much in the same boat. I know I have 2 mths until the wedding but its been almost 8 months!
Good luck and keep us updated.
Post # 5
Mine took 6 months to get in!! I ordered it a year in advance though. They are used to working with deadlines… you will be fine. And they can do the alterations in 2 weeks– you just have to make sure they KNOW the DEADLINE!
Post # 6
We’re in the same boat! My wedding is on 17th september 10 and I ordered in 1st June- still not come yet 🙁 I guess all you can do is trust the bridal shop, after all the know you will be demanding your money back if it didn’t coem so they arn’t going to lie to us 🙂
Post # 7
They’re responsible for getting the dress ready in time so they can’t charge you rush alterations until they advised you of that at the time you ordered the dress.
I ordered my reception dress a month before the wedding as a super rush order because I wasn’t too happy with my original dress. They shipped it 16 days before the wedding but it took over a week to get to the bridal shop. All my three alterations appointments were scheduled within that last week before the wedding and I had to take time off from work to accommodate that. Good news: It finished in time. Bad news: It wasn’t perfect. I had to work with the only available alterations lady in the store who wasn’t their best, and she took in the top way too much. I almost couldn’t wear it because I couldn’t breathe in it. Good news: You can’t tell this in the pictures 🙂 Try not to stress out too much, I’m sure it’ll work out.
Post # 8
I bought mine in January for an August wedding- but it was an old style so I had to take the try on model (ok by me! it was in perfect shape) I started my alterations about 1.5 months out.
I would be freaking out too if they only gave me 2 weeks to get it fitted.
My bridesmaid dresses all came in atleast 2 weeks early, so maybe your dress will too.
Post # 9
My wedding is Sept 18th, I bought my dress at the end of January, it arrived in April. Had my first fitting late July and my final fitting the 13th of august!
Post # 10
You should be fine if the bridal boutique didn’t advise you to do anything differently!
I ordered my dress 10 months before or our wedding and they told me it’d take about 6 months before it comes in, then we’d wait to do alterations until the month before the wedding to ensure it fits for the big day.
I’ve heard over and over that they give themselves extra time in case something takes longer than usual…. I’d bet you’ll get in before expected!
Post # 11
We got engaged in October and married not even 4 months later. I was lucky to find my dress right after we got engaged as we did not intend on the wedding being so soon. I was told it would come in by mid February, giving me 2 weeks to have it altered.
The dress came in on Christmas Eve! The alterations only took a week through the in-store seamstress.
Post # 12
Also I just did the math, Sept 23 to Oct 16 still gives you 3 weeks. I really think you’ll be fine even if it doesn’t come early.
Post # 13
I bought mine at the end of December for a May wedding. We started alterations about three weeks before the wedding and thankfully it worked out. i wouldn’t worry about it not getting done in time, i think they know that they have to. I went to alterations every 5 or 6 days until it was done. So i’m sure they can do it. Also my alterations capped out at a maximum price which is what i paid. no other rush charges applied.
i did have to call and complain to the manager about the alterations cutting it so close to my wedding and that helped ensure they finished when they said they would.
Post # 14
that is close but I’d call and double check every day that its being altered, just to make sure!
mine came from jcrew in 2 days. yes TWO! But then it hung in my closet until 2 weeks before my wedding to be altered and I picked it up 2 days before the big day fresh and steamed!