Post # 1
I haven’t really felt the urge to try on dresses yet and my sister is out of the country for several months so I’d like to wait to try on dresses. What is the absolute latest you can order a dress for it to arrive on time and not pay rush charges? Thanks!
Post # 3
Usually about 4-6 months. Do you have a place you want to shop around at? I would call them and ask their policy – it usually depends on the designer too.
Post # 4
It completely depends on the designer, it can be anywhere from 2-8 months, then you need to add at least 1 month for alterations.
Post # 5
Wow….that’s a big range. I have called a shop but two different associates said different things one said 4 months, one said six. Do you think I would be okay waiting on the shorter end? I am not too particular on the dress, I think I want something simple no lace or beading – Does that make a difference?
Post # 6
I personally think it will be fine, 4 months is typical for a lot of simpler dresses.
Post # 7
It depends on wear the dress is made also. Just be careful waiting too long, I ordered mine in January and its still not here. I called the shop yesterday and they say there was some problems with Customs and it may be another 2-3 weeks, yikes!
Post # 8
About 4-5 months for most brands without the rush charge. I was initally told 6-9, but when I had dress doubts 4 months out and went shopping again, magically everything I looked at was “doable”. Most shops will just try to rush you to make a sale.
I ordered my second dress 1.5 months before and was waived the rush fees since the designer was a sweetheart, but I really don’t recommend the stress.
Post # 9
Here’s what I have learned Bee’s…..well I went dress shopping about a month ago and absolutely fell in love w/ a Maggie…the sales lady was trying to make a sale and told me that the dress in my size and color would have to be made and it would take anywhere from 6 to 9 months to make….I didn’t buy b/c I decided to try on more dresses, as that was the first place I went to. In any event I went to a bridal shop my friend referred me to and the lady who owned the bridal shop called the mftr and told me that the dress was in stock and that I could get my dress in 2 weeks….
She told me that most of time if a dress needs to be made it will take about 4 to 6 months…depending on the style…bridal salons tend to give you a wider range to make the sale…sometimes the dress is in stock and they actually get your dress in within 2 weeks and hold it for 3 months….and then call you to tell you that your dress is in and miraculously it came in earlier than expected..
LADIES it is a sales tactic….so don’t get pressured into buying a dress just b/c it will take a “long time” to make…I agree w/ meliss (above) that it is “doable” in less than 4 months
Post # 10
@Miss Chloe: What street size (and bridal size, if you know) are you? If you are around a 6/8/10 I think you can definitely wait, because if you are really in a pinch, you can buy the sample, or you can buy a preowned dress for a great discount. BUT if you are an uncommon size or height, you might want to give yourself more time.
Post # 11
Good points all around. Really helpful.
@futuremrskelsey – great point, I’m average height 5’4 and around those sizes, so that makes me feel like it won’t be too much of a problem!
Thanks everyone, this really makes me stress out a lot less!