I went a year in advance and glad didn't go sooner- I had started looking sooner and bought something off rack at a year. But in between that time I gained weight. lol so luckily new size is the right size
I'm right with you on this one! After reading this post and all the comments, I made my first appointment with a local bridal boutique for later September. My coworker/friend that I mentioned in my post, she said "yes to the dress" and she is literally getting married the month before me. Where I thought I had lots of time, the order time in the comments say otherwise. We have so many things that we get anxious about for our wedding planning, I'm going to do my best not to make this one of them! Weight or no weight, we will both make gorgeous brides!
If I were you, I'd start looking now. It will give you more options, more oppourtunities to visit different shops, and the luxury of taking your time. I started too late and kind of regret it (I love my dress now but that wasn't always thw case).
They recommend going 12-8 prior because they sometimes take time to come in. Mine took 5 months but they said it could take 6-8 for most dresses. I lost weight the whole year up to my wedding so at each alteration they took it in a bit more than last time. Because I kept losing weight we did 4 fittings and the last one was a week before the wedding to ensure it all fit properly which it did. the alterations place you go to should be able to handle you losing weight and keep the dress looking like it does. For sure get out shopping soon though
When I heard it would take about 6-8 months to order, I was like damn lol I wasn't gonna start looking until later on in the year! And yes that was my concern too because I want to lose some weight, but the order time is what got me worried
Sooner rather than later. It really depends on your shop, the designer as to how long it takes. It would be less stressful to have it earlier than to be panicking last minute because it hasn't come in yet. You also have to account for alterations, if the seamstress is busy it may take longer!
I bought my dress last year in June, it took until the beginning of October to come in. Then I just took it to my seamstress in the beginning of June to get it altered, and have to go back a couple times between now and the middle of September!
I think any time is a good time but dont wait until a few months before the wedding because depending on where you get your dress they will need to order it and have time for alterations. The guideline is 8 months before.
My Fiance proposed March 2019 and our wedding date is September 28 so I was stressed I wouldn't be able to order a dress and would have to buy off the rack but I found a beautiful dress and it arrived beginning of July!
I got my dress at the 1year/11 month mark I would say to go as soon as you can! Like the others said some designers take 6-8 months or sometimes less or more to come in. Or you could be like me, order a dress, comes in 5 months later... and has a rip.... rush ordered it again - and it's fine and in the store! But of course if my designer took longer for dresses to come in then there's no way of knowing if it would have come in in time.
I just went at the beginning of July (almost 15 months out) and my dress is supposed to arrive in March (8-9 months to make and deliver it) for our September wedding. I was limited by when my mom was going to be in the country though to go shopping.
It takes 6-8 months depending on designer for your dress to come in. I suggest start looking one year before, and purchase the gown at the 10month mark before your wedding which allows for any delays in shipping and allows for alteration time!
You want enough time to enjoy the process of shopping and so you feel relaxed when you order
I ordered mine November 5th and she just arrived yesterday! It took a little over 8 months for me.