(Closed) Is four and a half months too late for wedding dress shopping?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Au Jardin: It really depends on what dress your getting…though I personally think that you are cutting it too close. On average it takes about 3-4 months just for your dress to arrive..if there is any delay then it may take longer and ideally you should have 2 months for alterations. 

Post # 4
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

That does sound like it’s not going to be enough time unless you plan to buy a sample gown.

Can you start out shopping at salons that allow photos and text her pictures of each one?

Post # 5
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That’s my wedding date and when I was shopping I was usually advised to order before the holidays.  However, I ended up getting a sample gown because they had my size and it was discounted and in good shape.  Honestly, I think it might depend on what size you were.  My wedding dress is a 16 but a lot of salons didn’t have those sizes.  If you can wear a common sample size like a 10 you’ll have much better luck. 

Also, it seems like some salons/designers can get you something quicker, you’ll just pay for it. 

Post # 6
73 posts
Worker bee

I ordered my dress only 3 months out from my wedding. I did get it from Alfred Angelo so I guess it was easier for them to rush it than some designer’s gowns. Depending on what you are looking for and where you go, it might not be too late. Maybe you can call some places before January to see if it is possible?

Post # 7
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I ordered my dress at the end of October and it came in at the end of February which is pretty much 4 months.  It needed minimal alterations but it still took about 2 months for the whole process for various fitting appointments and getting things just right.

Post # 8
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It depends on what you dress go with. Some dresses can take 6-8 months to be made.

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