Post # 1
I’m getting married next May and have not tried on a single dress. I’m planning to lose about 20 lbs more before I try on dresses, it’s a big motivator for me that I need to do that before I try on dresses.
I know if you read places it says you should order it like 6 months in advance but I would like to buy one about 4 months before. I will probably get a dress at David’s Bridal, since I know they have reasonably priced dresses and I don’t have a huge dress budget and just want something simple. I’ve also seen many online there that I like.
For those of you who ordered from DB how long did it take to get your dress?
Post # 3
I’m in the same boat as you! We are getting married at the end of April and I have yet to step foot into a bridal salon. I too wanted to lose some weight, but I’ve also had a sick sibling and the wedding just hasn’t been my parents number 1 priority, which is totally reasonable.
What are you doing to lose weight? Any results yet? I would imagine that if you order by January or February that you will probably be okay. You can also pay a bit more and get the dress rush ordered. Just make sure you save time for alterations! Good luck!!
Post # 4
When I put in the order for my DB dress, they said it would take up to 3 months, but in reality it came in one! Also, if you want to buy a dress that day, you can take home the dress that you tried on, but I liked to have a new dress for me. I say budget at most 3 months for the dress to come in and then some time for alterations as necessary (as was mentioned above by Miss Beach. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 5
I ordered mine um.. 10 months before the wedding 😛
DB told me it’d take 3 months but it came in at 2 months after ordering.
Post # 6
I am getting married next July, I ordered mine in August. The girls at the bridal salon said it takes 6 to 7 months for the designer to get the dress back. Ahhh It seems so long to have to wait. They said the bridesmaid dress could take up to 4 so I plan on doing that around november, december.
Post # 7
Well i am getting married next year in March, but i bought my dress January this year….my weight really just stays at a constant and the boutique said to bring the dress in 3 weeks before the wedding and they do a final fitting and cleaning of it. It was VERY EARLY to buy the dress but it was THE ONE so i couldnt let it slide especially since i found it at such a good price & even since then every dress i see doesnt even compare to mine!
Post # 8
DB always tells you it takes WAY longer. They told me 4 months and it came in like 1 or 2.
The good thing about DB is that you can wait so long or just take the sample and you wont have dress regret because you ordered too soon!
Another thing is to get alterations somewhere else they charge WAY too much!
Post # 9
I bought my dress 8.5 months ahead of time – but I bought my dress well before I needed to because it was the floor sample so I didnt have to wait any time for the actual dress to come in. I didnt start going for alterations fittings until May (3 months beforehand) and this was PLENTY of time.
Post # 10
Thanks for the advice. It made me feel better to know a dress ordered sometime in January should be fine, I don’t mind taking the sample dress with me either.
I will look at getting alterations somewhere else too.
@Miss Beach- I am doing weight watchers, not meetings but just at home. I haven’t been as succesful in the past month as I’d hoped, about 4 lbs but that’s better then gaining 4 lbs I guess. The key is to write everything down and I haven’t been doing that. Last year I did it for a couple months in the fall and lost 15 lbs in about 6 weeks. I was very good about writing it down, and I went to the meetings so I think I may do that again, having somebody else weigh you every week somehow makes you try harder! I also need to up my work out time again, it’s so hard with being in school full time and working…totally worth it though. What are you doing?
Post # 11
first off, we are both getting married in may, im losing weight, AND got my dress from there! thats mostly why i thought i could be of help.
i got my dress at davids bridal. and silly enough only 1 month after i got engaged because ive heard stories on how long they take to come back.
but anyways i got my dress (was talked into something i didnt want, it was a gorgeous dress but i was looking for something more relaxed) so i went back a month later and they let me exchange it. that was last month.
they told me it should come back by the beginning of november.(so it takes around 3 months) then they also told me i should bring it in no later than january to get the ball rolling for alterations because after that they start getting extremely busy.
on the weight loss, i made the horrible decision AFTER buying my dress that i wanted to lose weight. the woman at davids bridal told me they can take in the dress up to 2 sizes which she said would be roughly 40 or so pounds (you know every ones bodies are different). of course youd have to pay for alterations but you could totally do it.
i lost 15 pounds in 28 days already!!..slim fast. it works! and i didnt even have to go to the gym really. although im going to start because i need to tone up and have 20 pounds to go…
Post # 12
I bought the first dress four months out but then decided after alterations that it just wasn’t the one. So one month out I went to a sample sale and found my dream dress! It can be done on a tight schedule!!
My first dress was from DB and I think it took only 5-6 weeks to come in. Really fast.
Post # 13
I ordered my dress from DB on August 29 and they told me it would not be in until November…I just got an e-mail this morning that it was in. So, only 11 days!! In fact, they told me my veil would be in during October, before the dress, and the veil is not here yet.
I have gotten several bridesmaid dresses from DB as well, and the most it has ever taken is 1 month.