Post # 1
My wedding is in 13 months, but I’m in the middle of losing a lot of weight, so I was going to wait until September before I go to a dress shop and start trying dresses on. (I was actually going to visit Dolly Couture’s store here in Los Angeles and have a custom dress designed.)
There’s no way I’ll be able to fit into sample sizes now, and probably wont be able to then either (I’m a size 20 now. Hoping to be a size 14 by then.)
So September would be 8 months before my wedding. Is that enough time? Will I have time for fittings/alterations?
Post # 3
Can you call the bridal salons you plan on visiting and get some of their estimated delivery times? That way you can get a better idea of whether or not 8 months should be enough.
Post # 4
Depends on where you get it, but I think you’ll find that it is plenty of time. I got my dress at DB and I picked it up two weeks later (they estimated 6 weeks). Good luck!
Post # 5
@MlleFabuleux: Yeah, that’s a good idea. I’ll send them a quick email. I just see a lot of brides with weddings around my time who already have their dress, so I feel really far behind, even though I have more than a year to go.
Post # 6
@LadyMoriarty: I wouldn’t stress about it. It’s easy to get caught up in other people’s timelines, but you just have to do what’ll work for you. 🙂
If you think you’ll get too anxious in the meantime, you can start looking at different styles and silhouettes online so that you already have a better idea of what you like before you start trying them on (and it might keep you from having to try on 100+ dresses once September rolls around). Also, if you have a dream dress, you can ask them specifically about delivery/order times for that designer, just to ensure you give yourself plenty of time!