(Closed) Is 6 months enough time to get my dress?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3993 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It really depends on your dress and how many alterations you would need after it arrives…plus the actual store you order it from. I don’t think that is pushing it too much, but I’ve heard with *some* designers that maybe it is. I ordered mine in January and got it the first week of May.

Post # 4
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

agree w PP. mine took 3 months to come in from davids bridal. alterations are a snap too.

so depends on those factors.

Post # 5
30 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

From personal experience, six months might be cutting close. I ordered my Maggie Sottero dress in Jan 2011. I was lucky to get a shipping date of late june 2011 but lucky for me it arrived early. I would try to ask the store if they can give you a shipping date and/or if you can get a rush order if you need it sooner.

Post # 6
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I would go earlier.  Most come within 6 months, but things happen.  My dress was supposed to be 6, but was held up in US Customs for over a month.  I got it 2 weeks before my August wedding and bought it in December.  You don’t want to have to limit your decisions because of timing.  

Post # 7
3631 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

It totally depends on your designer, I got a DB dress in, 3 weeks after I ordered it. It was unreal. I don’t need it for 6 months. But it was just a stock dress, shipped from a warehouse. If you order from a designer that makes the dresses to order, it will take much longer, some ladies have talked about dresses taking 8-10 months to come in, depending on how busy it is and the particular designer. 

Post # 8
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I ordered a San Patrick (in Canada) in March for my September wedding. They say it will arrive at the end of July. That is a 5 months to delivery, ordered 6.5 months before the wedding. 

Post # 10
15 posts


I just started planning my wedding (which is in two months) and I was lucky enough to find a dress that fit like a glove right off the rack and that was it.  And I’m a size 16.  I only thought that would happen if you were really tiny.  Call and ask if you are able to take it with you if you find something you like?

Post # 11
7 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

It should be enough time, but you’re cutting it close.  I went dress shopping June 11th, and my wedding is December 17th.  Fortunately, I only went to one bridal store and only tried on 3 dresses. 🙂  My dress is coming in November, but I am supposed to call and check in October.

Now, that leaves very, very little time for alterations, especially if the alterations you need are substantial.  Be aware that if you START dress shopping 6 months out and don’t have any luck with finding what you want, you’re in even more of a rush. 

You can do it, and it will be fine if you’re already in that situation, but do it a little earlier if you can.  I moved my date up for a variety of factors, so I had less time than I thought I would.

Post # 12
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2022 - City, State

6 months may be if you are buying a sample or fine with paying extra for a rush order (I hear it can run as low as $100-$200).  If you are… then that’s fine! 

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