(Closed) What is the latest you can order a dress?

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

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
5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

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 # 6
2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I personally think it will be fine, 4 months is typical for a lot of simpler dresses.

Post # 7
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@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. 

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