(Closed) The truth about the dress timeline???

posted 6 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

When I ordered my allure in feb they told me it would be here by july. I got it early and I have alterations to be done so it’ll be another month until I can pick it up.   I’ve heard you should order 8 months in advance.  I’d start looking to order soon. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would say 5 months is starting to cut it close. I had my dress over a year in advance which I know is kinda early. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Maggie Sottero dress took 4-5 months to come in, and the salon likes to have at least a month to schedule the couple fittings since they book up quickly. Some dress designers do have a shorter turn around, and some come in within a couple months, but others do take up to 6 months which is why they tell you this- who knows which designer you’ll choose?

There’s always the rush option, but that can often be up to $100 extra. So I would say pick a dress quickly if possible, and make sure the designer you’re ordering from has a 4 month or less ship time.

ETA: Your wedding date is listed at August 11… I’m assuming that’s not correct since you said 5 months away?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I ordered mine at the 6 month cut off and she said I was cutting it close…which is true since it’s made to order…it’s still not here and I am starting to freak out…especially with needing alterations. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You need to get on the ball! I’ve worked in two different bridal shops and when they tell you it usually takes X amount of months, they are usually telling the truth. Now, I know sometimes dresses come in early, but that doesn’t always happen, so you can’t count on that. It sounds like you’re looking at more “designer” gowns, and those usually take longer to come in than say, a dress from David’s Bridal. You also need to think about the time it takes for alterations. That can add another month, depending on what needs to be done. Honestly, you need to order asap…if you still can, as some designers take about 5-6 months to come in. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got mine 2 months before. But I was limited in options because depending on the gown it can take 5 or even more months to order.. Some are only a month. I bought mine off the rack

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I ordered mine the beginning of December and it just came in. It was almost 6 months exactly. I think it depends on where youre shopping. Some shops you can purchase off the rack, some salons also have sample sales where you can purchase designer gowns off the rack (the sample gown) but if youre looking for anything couture, custom, higher-end, non-sample, etc, 6 months is pretty standard (and then extra time for alterations). I just went on David’s Bridal’s website and added some random dress to my cart and its saying that if I ordered it now, it would be here at the beginning of June. So there are at least some dresses you can get from them fairly quickly.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I don’t think the bridal salons are lying to you. Wedding dresses take typically 4-6 months from the day you order. The longer you wait, the more likely you’re going to have to purchase the salon’s sample or pay for expedited shipping. There are websites that offer “knock” off dresses and they’ll ship those a little faster. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mine took 5 months. So while they do encourage you to get it early, you are running out of time for some dresses.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

mine is allure and it took almost exactly 5 months to arrive

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Bridesy13:  I don’t have any suggestions for a similar dress but I can tell you that it is definitely not just a sales tactic. I’m 9.29.12 and I ordered my dress a few weeks ago. I’m cutting it WAYYYY too close. My dress won’t be in until the end of August leaving me with about 3 weeks for alterations. I’m still freaking out and my dress is already ordered! I fell in love with 3 dresses. First one was way out of my price range. Second one was about $200 more than what was an acceptable price (not including alterations) and the third one (my Mori Lee) was discounted. Hope you find something soon! Good luck with the search!

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