(Closed) How long did it take your wedding dress to come in? (Little stressed)

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How long did your dress take to come in?
    less than 3 months : (15 votes)
    20 %
    3-5 months : (28 votes)
    37 %
    6-8 months : (29 votes)
    39 %
    more than 8 months : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    2474 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Mine came in in two months.  It probably differs a bit on the dress and circumstance, but I think the whole 6-9 month thing is a bit of a stretch.  I think a lot of places say to order 9 months before just to be super safe.

    Post # 4
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    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m halfway through an eight-month engagment.  I bought my dress a little less than seven months out.  I got the same song and dance you did, “it takes a long time for dresses to come in, you better hurry and get one!”  The bridal salons really like to freak brides out. 

    I was told my dress would take 12 weeks to come in…and lo and behold, it came in in three weeks!  

    Don’t worry – you have plenty of time!

    Post # 5
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    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    5 months but they told me 6 so I was happy!

    I would probably start looking now but don’t get too stressed about it!

    Post # 6
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    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Mine took a little more than 3 months, but it really depends on the designer.  Some are pokey, some aren’t. 

    Start looking.  No time like the present.  : )

    Post # 7
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    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Depends on the designer and the dress.  I ordered mine last October and it came at the end of April.  It is COVERED in intricate beadwork, though, and it had to be made from scratch, so it seemed very reasonable.  I tried it on a few weeks ago and it’s awesome!!! and needs very few alterations – woohoo 🙂

    Post # 8
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    2465 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    mine came in 5 months after i ordered it. but then there’s alterations–the store i bought from, and i’m having in-house alterations from them, recommends having at least 3 fittings spread out over 2-3 months before the wedding…

    Post # 9
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    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I ordered mine in June and it came in in December… They told me it would take that long though… I think it depends on your dress designer really…

    Post # 10
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    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I’m worried about this too — I bougth mine at the beginning of May, and was told it would get there “end of August” — so I made an appt in September with a local seamstress.  Now I’m not sure if it’ll be here in time, since it’s only 3.5 months out (and this seamstress is hard to book!).

    Mine is a Maggie dress — anyone else bought a Maggie, and how long did yours take?

    Post # 12
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    5388 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I brought a Maggie dress. I ordered in Jan. and it came in by Easter. So that was about 2.5 months. I was told to expect it at the end of May, but it came in really early.

    Post # 13
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    1523 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My opinion Corgi is that bridal stores tell you that to scare you into buying your dress early! Mine came in after 2 months and the bridal store had told me it would take 6-8 months!

    Don’t wait too long, but I do think that you have some time to shop around at this point.

    Post # 14
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    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @CorgiTales — it seems like it really varies from person to person on delivery times 🙁  Said that, you have PLENTY of time.  The one thing that scares me is that I’m using a seamstress outside of the store, since she quoted me half of what I think the store will quote, and if the dress doesn’t get here in time, she’s really hard to book.

    Fingers crossed…

    Then my next challenge will be finding a way to get the dress to Brazil intact!

    Post # 15
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    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    9 months for mine!!  I ordered it in the beginning of Aug 2009, was told March it would be in and then it didn’t come in until the end of May.

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