(Closed) How soon to commit to a dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How far in advance should the dress be chosen & ordered?!
    3-4 months in advance : (0 votes)
    4-6 months in advance : (0 votes)
    6-8 months in advance : (17 votes)
    59 %
    8 -12 months in advance : (12 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I don’t think 8 months is advance is any too soon to start looking.  Depending on the dress it may require lead time for them to make it, then alterations, etc.  It never hurts to start filpping through.  I think better to wait to find the one you really like than to start collecting.  Never hurts to start figuring out what you will love when you find the dress you want to be married in!

    Post # 5
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I think you should definitely begin to look now.  It is not too early at all.  You won’t change your mind if you look thoroughly enough and then stop looking once you’ve ordered your dress.  Some dresses can take over six months to make, so you can’t be too early with around eight months left!  Good luck and have fun.

    Post # 6
    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Nahh, if you really love it and its the right dress, you wont change your mind. I would go ahead and find one and order ASAP. My dress took 7 months to get in and they reccommend alterations 2-3 months before the wedding. This isnt always typical, mine took 7 months because it was handmade but usually no less than 2 months, unless you buy a sample off the rack. I bought my gown a year ago and still have a year to go ha. I am SO in love with my gown and cant wait to wear it, even with a year to go. I did briefly doubt my choice but after I saw it again, I knew and there is still nothing that compares, no matter how gorgeous it is.

    Post # 7
    186 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I just bought might last weekend, started looking for dresses last month and I still have 1 1/2 to go! They did say it will take 4-6 months to get in. 

    Post # 8
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think if you find something you LOVE then you should get it…even at 8 mos out. But you might want to purposely avoid looking at too many dresses after you order so you don’t second guess yourself.

    Post # 9
    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If I were you I’d buy in the next month if possible.  It’s still early enough to get anything you want, but if you wait much longer it might be hard to get a “made to measure” dress in on time w/o paying rush fees.  If you are thinking of buying a sample dress, you can definitely take your time though.

    Post # 10
    1752 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think that the key is.. once you find one you love STOP looking.. You will always see things you wish you had gotten… but get one you love & move forward with the next decision.. just my advice.

    I bought my dress 6 months out.

    Post # 11
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Depending on the designer, your dress can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to come in (maybe longer for the really expensive designers).  Plus you need at least a month’s padding to have the dress fitted and altered.

    The sure-fire way to make sure you don’t find another dress is to stop looking!  Once I found my Fiance I stopped looking, and once I found my dress I stopped looking!  Wink

    Post # 12
    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think the biggest thing is that some people either A) look TOO long or B) Not long enough!

    Most the regret posts (not all) are usually brides who fell in love first trip and either a) now aren’t sure or b) regret ending the experience too soon. 

    I would start at least 10 ish months out if possible, but not really more than a year out. Also, you just need to also be aware of certain designer deadlines… 

    Post # 13
    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Find somthing you love and stop looking.

    oh, and have fun!

    Post # 14
    2703 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i think you’ll be okay within 6-8 months. i ordered mine 11 months before our wedding date and it came in 2 months early, (with 7 months ’til the wedding).

    i haven’t been tempted by other dresses and i’m the type that’s feeling reassured that i have my dress here 🙂 rather than counting down to making sure it gets made before our day.

    i say if you’regoing to get one now, DON’t go to any more shops after you purchase! why play with your mind after you’ve already bought yours!

    Post # 15
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Some dresses can take 3-5 months to arrive, so you are fine to start looking now!

    Post # 16
    2634 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’d start looking now, depending on the dress you choose it could take a few months to come in and you still have to have time for alterations.

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