(Closed) How long does it really take for dresses to come in?

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

No experience with that particular bridal shop (other side of the country, here), but my bridesmaids are wearing Alfred Angelo. My Maid/Matron of Honor ordered her dress a few days before Easter, and it just came in this week.

I also wore an Alfred Angelo dress as a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding, and it took several months to come in… we ordered in the winter (Nov./Dec. I think), and it came in in April (I think). That was a couple years ago, so I forget the specifics. I know the shop we ordered from that time encouraged us to order 5-6 months ahead of the wedding to allow plenty of time for the dresses to come in and get altered, because sometimes they take that long.

So I guess it might depend on the style(s) ordered?

Post # 4
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

yes, some style dresses are out of stock, so the seller should make them.

it takes a long time.

Post # 5
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I worked at a wedding salon that sold Alfred Angelo’s and the longest we’d typically quote was 4 months, not 5. 5 does seem excessive; however, ordering them during the spring is what most summer/fall brides are doing and it is the company’s busiest time. They made have quoted you 5 months so that you aren’t concerned if they come in at 4 months and a week or two.  Hope this helps!

Post # 6
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Min are taking six months to come in.

Post # 7
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Most dresses are made in China these days so shipping probably adds to the wait

Post # 9
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah the shipping really adds time since most dresses come from “off shore” locations.

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