It can take a dress on average 4-6 months to arrive. 6-8 weeks for alterations. It took me 2 months to find the right dress. Dress orders are delayed due to covid. I would purchase 10-12 months before the wedding date.
I started actually physically shopping in February for our October wedding. I did not purchase my dress from a boutique as it was the start of Covid and was told at that point it could be up to 9 months for delivery (6-months on average for most dresses).
Agree. If it doesn’t, go a bit earlier. I panicked at covid, and order the MOH dress. Normally it’s a 6 week order, but it’s been 10 weeks now and no dress. Glad I still have 5 months to go, but may be postponed anyway. Better safe than sorry I guess lol
My wedding is next July and I’m going to my first dress appointment In the middle of June. Figured give myself time to try on different styles and ideas and look around and than book the dress when I decide that way. I’m also worried about a second wave in the fall so I wanted to start looking in case shops close again in a couple months.
I have not yet set a date in stone we are still figuring it out, I'm ready to go dress shopping as soon as covid slows dramatically since I want my mom to attend. I'm ready to try on styles and dresses and maybe find THE ONE.
From the awesome advise everyone has given on alterations and dress orders I think going sooner than later would help, I would feel less pressure and stressed out too.
I have always heard 9-12 months is ideal. I started gathering dress ideas around 13 months or so. My wedding is March 6th, 2021 and due to COVID-19, I haven't even tried dresses on. I'm scheduled to go on June 13th though.
Everyone has told me to go sooner rather than later in order to gather ideas on what looks good on me, as our wedding isn't until late July 2021 I was going to start looking September, but judging by these comments I guess I can start mid-June. I think some stores have begun to reopen & there's this new bridal shop around the corner from me that I really wanted to see what they have. If I can, I will do local as I'd rather not travel so far to find something.
My wedding is 412 days away. Maybe you can start the way I did. I looked at what types of dresses I liked. Before covid I actually went to David’s Bridal to try on different styles and see what silhouette fits me best. I had an appointment to actually shop and find a dress but sadly it got canceled. I don’t think there’s a specific time frame honestly. But I feel that the earlier the better but just wait on alterations.
I have a friend who actually got her dress two years before her wedding date.
The earlier the better. Especially if you're not sure of your style. Also don't limit yourself based on your "vision" I tried on multiple styles and was very surprised by ones that I didn't think I would like. The more time you have to try on and make sure its actually the one you want the better! I found "the one" on my first trial but I am extremely indecisive and tried on multiple more and tried that one on three different times to make sure it was the dress I wanted.