(Closed) Is it time to buy a dress already?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Wedding June 2011 should I be worried if I don't have a dress yet?
    Yes! : (37 votes)
    88 %
    Not really, you still have a month or two : (4 votes)
    10 %
    Other, explain below : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Not to freak you out, but I used to work at a bridal botique and sometimes it takes up to 6 months for the dress to get in….

    Post # 4
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    If you don’t get a gown ordered soon, you may have to pay a rush fee. 

    Post # 5
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m getting married in June and I ordered my dress in October.  I’m getting it mailed to me in February.  It just matters what type of salon you get your dress from.  Sometimes you can buy it as a sample or off the rack.  But I would probably start looking…

    Post # 6
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    To be sure you won’t have any problems, I’d say you should go ASAP.  You could wait, but you’d be risking having to pay a rush fee, or finding out they don’t do rushes on a dress you want, or buying a sample or second hand dress.  If you don’t mind those potential outcomes of waiting, then don’t stress about it.

    Post # 7
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m getting married in May and I just ordered my dress last week.

    If you want a $2000 hand made gown then you’re out of luck, but if you’re getting most of the standard type dresses from a major boutique you should be okay. You’ll have fewer options with time constraints but it’s not like you’re gonna have to wear straight off the rack because you only have 6 mos, lol

    Post # 8
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    If you’re a size 10-12 and can fit into a sample gown, no problem. Otherwise, you may need to pay a rush fee for a custom order in some brands. Not that big a deal, this is usually only a couple hundred bucks. I would still suggest starting looking right away. Remember you want the dress to arrive 3-4 weeks before the wedding to leave time for alterations. 

    I wasn’t too happy with my first dress so I ordered another dress with 1.5 months to go and it arrived a week before the wedding. So anything is doable, but I don’t recommend it. My alterations were done really haphazardly in the store and the dress didn’t fit as well it should have.

    Post # 9
    11113 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Also getting married in June and ordered mine in October, though it is coming in at the end of this month in plenty of time. Book some appointments at bridal shops asap

    Post # 10
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    No need to panic, but I think you should get on it as soon as possible. Particularly if you plan on buying off the rack, I think you’ll be fine, but this really isn’t the kind of thing you want to leave until the last possible minute. 

    P.S. I’ve seen some great post-holiday sales around LA recently! Act now and I think you’ll find some good deals!

    Post # 11
    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    just get going, now! 🙂

    Post # 12
    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    *cough cough* I guess I should get on it. Mine’s July 4th weekend. I don’t know though, I live in NYC, the land of sample sales. I hope I find one at one of them.

    Post # 13
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    It really just depends on which designer you go with. Some dresses only take 2-3 months to get in; others take over 6.

    I think this site of Estimated Delivery Dates (specific to each designer) will give you an idea on which dresses you maybe should stay away from. Hope that helps!

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