Just Said Yes October 2021

David's Bridal Special Order Wedding Dress Arrival Date

Kelsey, on May 13, 2021 at 5:29 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 3
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Hi all,

My FH and I are planning to elope in the fall (just the two of us, ceremony on the beach) and while I was casually looking for a wedding dress at David's Bridal, I found the absolute PERFECT one. We are going to elope while we take our annual beach vacation, usually sometime around late September/early October. Well, after I knew I it was my perfect wedding dress, the consultant (who was wonderful) tells me that it's a special order dress and it will arrive by October 4th at the absolute latest. I was absolutely floored. 5 months for a dress just to be produced?! And that doesn't even count alterations that it will need!

I have read online that special order bridesmaid dresses have typically come in very quickly, and that the date they give you is the absolute latest it could possibly come in. However, we need to book our travel dates pretty quickly, and were hoping to be on our vacation/elopement at the time the dress arrives.

Does anyone have experience with a special order wedding dress from David's Bridal? I have done lots of googling and can't really seem to find anything about any other experiences.


Latest activity by Allie, on May 14, 2021 at 11:37 AM
  • Apryl
    Devoted March 2022
    Apryl ·
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    When I worked there dresses usually came in early.
    However I wouldn't risk your dress coming in at the date David's Bridal told you. You would be cutting it very close.
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  • Victoria
    Devoted June 2020
    Victoria ·
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    My attendant at David’s Bridal put in an earlier wedding date for me to get my dress in sooner- and it was still six weeks earlier.
    🤷‍♀️ no one says you have to give them a real date. Just be mindful with your alterations person. If it’s DBs you can say you moved it maybe.
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  • Allie
    Super November 2021
    Allie ·
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    In my experience both with my own dress and a few of my friends, the dresses almost always come in earlier than they say, even if it's special order. My friend's dress was a special order and they told her 5-6 months latest and she had it a month later. They're usually pretty quick, so I'd imagine if they say October 4th latest, you'll get it sooner than that.

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