Post # 1
Our wedding is in four months and I do not have my dress yet. (I was going to have my mom’s altered, but we don’t think we’ll be able to remove the stains.) I’m 5’2″ and my measurements are 31-24-35, so I don’t think buying a sample dress is an option for me. Is buying off the rack possible for me? Any other ideas for getting a dress quickly so I can get it altered? I’m freaking out. 🙁
ETA: I’m in the Chicago suburbs.
Thank you, bees! <3
Post # 2
I went to Glamour Closet in the River North area. They have samples but in all sizes and get new styles in every day. If you find something you buy it and take it home that day. Maybe that could work?
Post # 3
- Wedding: Fireman’s Pavillion
My proportions are 36-31-41 and I had no issues purchasing an off the rack dress. Either that or you could find a salon/designer that can do rush order (which will be an extra fee). Good luck happy shopping
Post # 4
You could go to bridal shops, find dresses you like, and then look for the dresses on a used dress site like stillwhite.com or preownedweddingdresses.com. Then pay a little more for expedited shipping so you have time to get the dress altered and cleaned if necessary.
(This is essentially what I did and got a pristine dress in the perfect size for half the price in a fraction of the time.)
Post # 6
Try thelastminutebride.com. I ordered a dress from then and while I ultimately returned it and got something else, the dress I got was at a great price, in fantastic condition, and their buying and return policy is up front and clear cut. They also have a huge range of styles and sizes and ship pretty quickly.
Post # 7
BHLDN has a whole section for last minute brides.