(Closed) The backyard wedding/reception is happening. Update!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

most dresses take 4-6 months to get to u after u order.. if u are plaining to just buy a sample dress or go to davids bridal and just pick from off the rack u can wait til u get closer to the date… i did davids bridal my wedding– bought off the rack in a bigger size( had a bun in the oven ) two months before the wedding because it was on sale.  this time i bought a dress from a designer store.. bought in august 31st it came mid febuary )

Post # 4
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Depending on whether you expect an extreme change in measurements I’d say get a lace-up dress so it will adjust. I’m going to make sure I order mine ATLEAST a few months ahead incase of disaster, there’s still time to find something else.

Post # 5
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence

Are you buying off the rack or through a salon? I think if you’re going with something from a regular store or an online collection you’re safe to wait it out a bit longer — my dress was through J. Crew and came in like a week after I ordered it. You’d have to allow a bit of time for alterations if you needed them, keeping in mind that if you stick your seamstress with a rush job you’ll likely pay more. ๐Ÿ™‚

Through a salon, I’m not sure because I didn’t even investigate that route for myself, but I imagine you’d be getting pretty close to a cutoff date, and the alterations/rush job expenses and scheduling would still apply.

And congrats on being able to plan! That’s really exciting.

Post # 6
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

How much are you planning to lose? Are you subscribing to a program?

I bought my dress to the size I was then (well, it was slightly too big) because I figured, worst case, at least it would fit. When I took it to the alterations shop the seamstress pushed back my first fitting to the absolute latest she could do (it’s coming up next week, about 6 weeks out). But she was pretty reluctant until I told her Fiance & I signed up for a program together, I guess she hears “I’m going to lose weight” a lot.


ETA – I forgot the most important part of this… YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY wedding! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 7
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think you should buy the dress now. That way you have time for alterations etc.

Post # 8
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Rouquine:  First of all YAY, WHOHOO!!!! “DOES A HAPPY DANCE FOR YOU”. I’m so excited for you and to hear those fantastic news!!!!

So now back to the question on hand, some places take between 4-6 months to come in, although my dress came within 2 months. It depends on where you go and what kind of dress you want.

Post # 9
1642 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Rouquine:  I think it depends on where you find your dress at! If you buy it at a boutique or get a designer dress, it will take a while to come in, but if you can find it off the rack or even online (Ebay, for example), you may have a lot more time. Good luck! YOU CAN DO IT!

Post # 10
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

How exciting! I’d love a backyard wedding and reception, myself. Cant wait for the rest of the planning updates!

Post # 12
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yay! How exciting! That’s how I felt when we moved the wedding up a whole year! And we’re having a backyard reception too.

I agree with pp, but it doesn’t hurt to start looking. My wedding is about a month after you, and I’m going over spring break to browse dresses and if I happen to find one I LOVE, I’ll buy. I don’t really expect to change weight that drastically though.

Post # 13
4337 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve been following your posts about this and I just wanted to jump in and say I am SO excited for you!Laughing

Post # 15
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Rouquine:  No idea about the dress, but I am SO happy for you!  Yay wedding! ๐Ÿ™‚

ETA: When my mom got married they planned the wedding in under 2 months, she bought her dress at David’s Bridal and got it in and altered with no problems.

Post # 16
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Congrats! I am happy that all your plans are coming together. You can definitely do everything in 7 Months! Me and My Fiance got engaged in late December 2011 and are getting married April 29, 2012 – just over 4 months. It definitely takes more work and crams a lot of cecesions together but we are having fun (and doing it on a budget). Let me know if you need any advice on planning in a short amount of time! Good luck

oh and about OP I got my dress at David’s Bridal and it came in a few weeks and I did my first fitting 6 weeks before the wedding. It is DEF. Possible. Don’t let people discourage you : )

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