Post # 1
I’ve been reading online that it’s good to order your wedding dress as soon as possible (most recommend between 6-9 months). I’m wanting to try on dresses and order one when my mom, best friend and grandmother can help me. I won’t be able to travel to them until the end of September. (Just under 6 months from my wedding date). Is this plenty of time?
Post # 3
@Sunshine805: not sure! I think you will be ok. My wedding is in April, I got my dress a few weeks ago and it won’t be in until December! I say the earlier the better. That way you have time for alterations as well
Post # 4
@Sunshine805: As long as you are prepared to make a decision right after trying on dresses!
Post # 5
I voted 9-12 months in advance, but it was actually more like 15 months! I was told to allow for up to 8 months for the dress to come in, and since I was out of town I needed at least 3 months to be able to travel home for fittings.
So, if you give yourself less than 6 months for the dress to come in AND alterations, you may be limited with what you can order, or you may get stuck paying rush fees.
Post # 6
The dress stores all told me between 6-9 months, saying that some would take longer than others and if I waited too long I’d have to pay rush fees.
And then my dress came in within a month…
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
I bought my dress 2 years in advance. I bought my dress last October and I still have 15 months to go.
Post # 8
I ordered mine on February 1, and I just picked it up yesterday (June 22). That’s about 5 months. Different designers tend to ship in different amounts of time, and some are later than others. I’d start earlier than 6 months so that if you need to do any alterations, you’ll still have plenty of time.
Post # 9
I can’t vote because I ordered 15 months before. We are having a long engagement because I am just finishing off school. I found my dress, and I didn’t want to wait any longer. The dress itself should only take 6-8 months.