(Closed) How soon to your wedding day did your dress arrive at the bridal store?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
18627 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Your dress should be fine.  I think that is why they want you to give lead time of 6 months before you need your dress to arrive for your wedding.  I ordered mine early in January and had it only 2 or 3 months later.


Post # 5
2437 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@sharontobemarried:  My dress came in 3 months. I was given a lead time of 4-9 months when i placed my order.

Post # 7
2437 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I ordered my dress last June (almost a year ago).

Post # 8
4111 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ordered my dress the end of September. It arrived the last week of April (2 months earlier than they predicted) and my wedding is August 12. 

Post # 9
8679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I ordered around Thanksgiving and they told me it would be in at the end of April. It came in the middle of April. I dont start alterations for another month.

Post # 10
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m still waiting for mine. I ordered mine in November 2012. My alterations appointment was supposed to be the day after tomorrow. I’ve been calling weekly for the past month and the answer is always “any day now”. How long do alterations usually take? 

Post # 11
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I ordered mine with six months to go. They kindly phoned me with a predicted arrival date (end of may/first two weeks of june. To my delight it turned up on Saturday! (Three months before wedding day)

Post # 12
1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i bought a sample gown, and have been in alterations since mid March, I still dont have my dress and the big day is 12 days away. If I go Bridezilla…this will be why lol


I’m supposed to go back friday, if its not done I’m going to ask for my $ back and go somewhere else and hopefully find a dress ready to go off the rack (or buy a gently used one locally in my size that has alterations already complete).


I dont think its quite stress time for you yet, but thats def cutting it close I think.


The first dress I ordered (and sold) took 4 months to come in, it was a davinci

Post # 13
4435 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mine arrived about 8 days before we left for Maui Destination Wedding…I had 4 alterations appointments and picked the dress up the day before we flew out. Yes, I was kind of nervous that it wouldn’t be done in time, but it all worked out!

Post # 14
11050 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@sharontobemarried: Try not to worry too much yet, easier said than done though I know, you still have some time.

Mine took 6 months. If I had known it only took that long and about needing to pay for it’s safe keep I would have waited to order it. 

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