(Closed) WHEN TO LOOK/BUY

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i am a bride to bee and a former bridal consultant.  a year is not too early to start looking.  you’ll need to give at least 4 months for you dress to come in and that’s pretty middle of the road for most dresses unless you buy off the rack.  you’ll want to give about 2 months for alterations, also pretty typical.  i like to have a cushion just in case.  so i’d start going in the next month or so and have an idea of what you want your maids in.  bm dresses take a bit less time to come on but not much less.

Post # 4
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547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

About 8-12 months in advance.  I wish I had started looking earlier.  I started looking in Feb. for an August wedding.  I had never shopped for a wedding gown before and I didn’t know the extended time necessary to get a dress in.  If I had started shopping earlier, I probably could have gotten a used dress for way cheaper.  As it was, I was feeling the time crunch so I went ahead and ordered and paid retail.  Oh well. 

Post # 5
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2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Definitely start looking now. 🙂 You don’t have to buy, but at least get a general idea of what you like.

I think the amount of time it takes to get a dress in depends on the salon/dress you choose. The dresses I were looking at took a *minimum* of 6-9 months to come in, according to my consultant. My dress was on the shorter end, at 6 months, and won’t be in until November.

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