(Closed) How Long Did/Will It Take For Your Dress?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How long after choosing your dress did it take to arrive? (Before fittings)
    Two months or less : (10 votes)
    22 %
    Three to Five months : (22 votes)
    49 %
    Six to eight months : (7 votes)
    16 %
    Other (describe in your comment) : (6 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    484 posts
    Helper bee

    I just talked to my mom today and my dress came in!!  I didn’t order it online though. I bought it a bridal shop in the beginning of November. So about 4 months it took to come in. Sorry I can’t help with any online info, just thought I’d let you know a timeframe if you ordered from a shop. Another option might be to go to a place that sells sample dresses which you buy and take with you that day. Unfortunately, I’m not in your area so I don’t have any names or places to recommend.

    Post # 4
    317 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Buy a sample dress from glamourcloset its here in CA.

    One in San Francisco and another in Los Angeles.



    Post # 5
    2680 posts
    Sugar bee

    I bought mine at a bridal shop in Fullerton in November and it came in early this week.  So about 4 months just like they said it would 🙂

    Post # 6
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I went the usual dress route and went into a bridal store and found the one. It took exactly 6months before I got to try it on. Honestly, I am terrified of buying something so important (it’s high up on my list) over th internet. Especially after seeing a post about someone buying a dress over the internet for a great deal and NOT getting it OR their money back. I would just be careful and make sure you’re covered.

    Post # 7
    1276 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I’m doing a custom dress, but a friend of mine ordered her dress from JCrew and it was gorgeous on her.  I’m super freaked out by the idea of online bridalwear, but I have ordered Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses online  from both JCrew and Ann Taylor and they seem to work pretty much as their normal ordering works so if that’s your style might be worth checking out since they have a strong reputation to back them.  The other nice thing is that you don’t have to really guess at sizing…their wedding wear is sized the same as their normal wear so you can even go into the store and figure out what size you are before ordering.

    My experience with many different bridalwear designers (all as a BM) is that their sizing is crazy and totally inconsistent.  So if you order a dress online from a more traditional bridal designer I’d suggest making sure you have enough time for alterations.  Even online you should just be able to call the store and check on shipping and arrival dates (if no one answers the phone beware!).  But before I went the custom route, most places said 4-6 months for regular wedding dresses.

    Post # 8
    41 posts
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I ordered my dress from a bridal shop today (yay!) and it’s due in June 30th…

    Post # 9
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    When I ordered it in February, they said four to six months. A couple of weeks ago, I got a postcard saying it’ll be in the end of June. So about four months. I can’t wait!

    Post # 10
    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    They told me 4 months to be on the safe sied and as luck would have it, the designer already had one made in my saize so it arrived at my bridal shop in less then 2.

    Post # 11
    14 posts
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I ordered my Maggie last June, and it finally came in last Friday.  8 and a half months!  I originally had a mid-February ship date, but it didn’t ship until March.

    Post # 12
    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I had a copy made in China – took 4 weeks.

    Post # 13
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I ordered mine in October 2008 and it is schedualed to come in in April so about 6 months

    Post # 14
    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    When I ordered mine they told me it would take up to 6 months to arrive. It actually arrived in about 3 months, which was kind of exciting.

    Post # 15
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

    Eight months to wait for it to come in — and now, I’m waiting until it’s the appropriate time to start fittings…end of April!

    Post # 16
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I ordered my Maggie in October from a bridal shop.  I called yesterday and the lady said they were expecting it in the first or second week of April.  She said that Maggie Sottero dresses often take more time to get in (other people have this problem too?).  It’ll take almost 7 months all together.

    If you are interested in looking online, I have heard good things about http://www.houseofbrides.com and http://www.bridalonlinestore.com.  Both of them have good prices and can get the dress to you pretty quickly.  Good luck!

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