(Closed) How Many Months Before Wedding Did You Go Try On Dresses?!?!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How early did you go & try on dresses?
    3 or less months til Wedding : (4 votes)
    4 %
    6-3 months before Wedding : (9 votes)
    8 %
    12-6 months before Wedding : (83 votes)
    73 %
    Other....Please leave comment & explain :) : (17 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I got engaged in April 2009 and bought my dress in July 2009.  So I didn’t wait long! My dress came in 13 months before my wedding.  Some people think this is too early, but I never had dress regret or wished I would have waited, so it worked out perfectly for me!

    Post # 4
    1415 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Just under a year was my first try on session, though I haven’t bought yet.

    Post # 5
    2273 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I started looking 11 months before the wedding. I ordered 9 months before. It is suggested you have at least 6 months to give it time to come in and make alterations. 

    Obviously this is only if you do it thru a store, I am doing mine online so should only take 2 months to arrive, and this gives me plenty of time to do alternations. Going into the store was just to help me decide on a silhouette and the feature I wanted πŸ™‚

    Post # 6
    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I tried on dresses for the first time just 1 month after our engagement (15 months before the wedding).  But I only went because my mom was in town and wanted to, and I had a strict no-buy policy.  After that, I didn’t go again until 7 months before, and didn’t buy my dress until 6 months before. 

    Basically – try on dresses whenever!  Remember – you can go (and have fun) as many times as you’d like.  πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I got engaged in June and first tried on dresses in October. My wedding is in September. I’m getting it this weekend though!

    Post # 8
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I answered “other” because I got engaged 23 months before the wedding, and started trying on dresses 2 months after that. Try on dresses whenever you want! I bought my dress 11 months before the wedding date, and I’m still waiting for it to come in.

    Post # 9
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @LissaBell86: By the way, I am 5’0 too, and it definitely made dressing shopping a little more challenging.

    Post # 11
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I bought my dress about 14 months before and spent 2 months shopping before that deciding.  If you can be confident in your decision, I say go for it.

    Post # 12
    2822 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I got engaged in May and ordered my dress in October (which will be in, in March 2012). I am not getting married until December 2012. We are having a 19 month long engagement.

    Post # 13
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I was engaged in May 2010, started trying on dresses in November 2010, and ordered December 2010.  The dress arrived in April.  My wedding was in September 2011!

    Post # 14
    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    You shouldn’t wait too much longer! They told me my dress could take up to 9 months to come in. I went in October 2011 for my October 2012 wedding.

    Post # 15
    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I started looking for my dress about 3 months after I got engaged. So over a year before my wedding. I actually had a tiny bit of dress regeret last week. I think because I had been staring at pictures of myself in the sample for too long. But I definitely got over it and I am back to loving my dress.

    I agree with @Nicoley1985 do not wait much longer. Wedding dresses take a while to come in πŸ™‚


    Good luck and don’t forget to post photos!

    Post # 16
    2 posts
    • Wedding: February 2008

    From working at a couture cleaner, I can tell you that we normally suggest that a bride come in with their gown about three months prior to the wedding for the initial consultation.  You may be surprised how long it takes for certain gowns to come in…and those dates given are not set in stone either.  Even if you are planning on choosing a sample gown, it’s important to take into the consideration of cleaning this gown.  Please keep in mind that sample gowns rarely turn out looking “like new” . However, a good cleaner can bring it back to life and also do some minor restructuring to certain areas that were possibly damaged by all the previous try-ons.

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