(Closed) Stressing!!! How soon do I need to get a dress??

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You still have time – don’t worry!  Most bridal salons take 4-6 months for the dress to come in, although that can vary a bit based on designer.  I would not plan on ordering a dress any later than 6 months out to be safe, unless you could potentially buy a sample dress, in which case you wouldn’t need as much time.  Also, remember you want to allow some time for alterations.

Post # 4
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5797 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think MLK weekend is too late to order (most dresses take 4-6 months) but you should probably start looking without her so you can get a good idea of what you like. You could also go dress shopping in Florida since it is more convenient for your mom.

Post # 5
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11113 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

No need to be stressed. Sorry to hear about your Mum

I’ve seen a couple of bees state their dress will take 9 months. But I think the majority only take around 4 months – as mine is. It just depends on the designer.

 

 

Post # 6
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1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

my wedding is a week before you and i haven’t done any dress shopping yet. when i went dress shopping for my Maid/Matron of Honor we started looking in mid-january for her october wedding….and then once she got the dress it sat in hr closet for months before she started alterations. i think you’ll be fine to shop MLK weekend with your mom….but maybe go once or twice beforehand with a friend just to get an idea of dresses you like, so that weekend (when you are probably going to want to buy the dress) isn’t the first time you are ever putting on a wedding dress.

Post # 7
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708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think MLK weekend is just fine. I bought my dress in May for my January wedding in NYC, and it is a custom made gown. It will come in for a first fitting sometime this month. My mom also lives out of town, and I waited for her to be here. It meant a lot that she was here to help pick it out. It might be good to do some preliminary dress shopping before she get up here so you have it narrowed down to a few dresses for her to see. That was she doesn’t have to go all over the city looking at different stores. It can be very exhausting. I wound up going to several dress stores in the city but ultimately got my dress at Pricilla of Boston in Short Hills, NJ. Good luck and hope your mom gets better soon!

Post # 8
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

yeah 4-6 months is the average so you should be fine

Post # 9
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You’ll be fine.  Really, don’t stress about it.

Post # 11
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536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Since your Mom is sick, I would start the search without her.  This way, when she does come up and visit, you’ll have some shops and dresses narrowed down.  You don’t want to drag her from store to store spending hours trying on dresses when she may not have the energy for it.

For me, I went dress shopping in August.  I went back 1 month later with my Mom.  The dress that I thought I loved the month before, I didn’t love the 2nd time.  I’m glad I waited instead of buying it right away. 

Post # 12
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@DashingBride: I dont know any person whose dress took 8 months.. but it all depends on the designer.

Post # 13
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I bought my dress in July of 2009, and it came in the first week of November 2009, so 4 months.  They told me 6 months 🙂 You still have time!

Post # 14
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6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i bought my dress will a little over 4 months to go…you have more than enough time. i would start looking in the spring.

Post # 15
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5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@SoontobeMsL:  I agree with SoontobeMsL.  Go by yourself or with a friend a few times to narrow down your choices, or at least find out what silhouette will look best on you (i.e. ball gown, A-line, mermaid, whatever).  Then, when your mom can make it, you can just show her a few dresses, all of which you know you like, instead of wasting time and energy trying on a bunch that you see and discover are definitely not it.

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