Post # 1
So I’ve been engaged since October but I haven’t gone out looking for dresses yet. I don’t have a really good reason except that I was hoping to lose some weight before I went shopping and my mom didn’t seem to be pushing me to do it so I thought I’d just wait until this summer when I had some more time. I made my first day of appointments to try on for next week, which will be just more than 8 mo out from my wedding.
The lady on the phone at the bridal salon was like “well you KNOW it takes 6-9 months for our dresses to come in…” yikes. So now I’m a bit stressed.
How long did it take for your dresses to come in (if you didn’t buy a sample, obviously)?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 # 11
@ccsr- i want a maggie too! It makes me feel better that you bought yours at 7 mo out though 🙂
It sounds like 6 mo or less is standard which is making me feel better! I’m also hoping that bc my wedding is in the off season (feb) maybe it wont take quite so long?
Post # 12
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
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
@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.
Then my next challenge will be finding a way to get the dress to Brazil intact!
Post # 15
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.
Post # 16
@mrsjkh2be- yikes! what designer? any idea why it took so long?