(Closed) How many months before the wedding did you take your dress home?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My bridal salon told me that the last fitting would be 4 weeks before the wedding, so I imagine I’ll be taking her home two weeks before the wedding.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I picked mine up on a Wednesday and got married on Saturday.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I picked mine up from the store in July (it was ordered in May) and I started the fitting process in September.  She finished the dress a week ago (she is amazing!) and gave me a timeline if I needed to come back for a final fitting. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I picked mine up 2 days before the wedding.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I picked mine up about 4 or 5 days before the wedding.

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I picked mine up the week of the wedding.  I had two alterations appointments and they stored it until then.

Post # 23
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

The first time I got married, the salon had in-house alterations, so I didn’t take it home until after the wedding. They kept it after the final fitting and steamed right before I picked it up so that it would be as clean and unwrinkled as possible. The day of the rehearsal, we picked it up at the salon and took it straight to the church.

This time, I picked up my dress 3 months before the wedding since Priscilla of Boston was closing and i couldn’t leave it there. It living in my closet until I took it in for alterations 6 or 7 weeks before the wedding. I did not touch it.

Post # 24
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Sugar Beekeeper

I picked up my dress the day before our wedding. The boutique made it clear that their insurance covered the dress while it is was in their possession only. I wasn’t about to take any chances having it at our house.

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper

I have mine in my closet and I think it’s 7-8 months before I get married…

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