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How long does it REALLY take to get your dress after you order?

Jami, on June 11, 2017 at 10:19 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 52
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I am about 9 months out and still have not gone dress shopping. I don't even plan to til october as I'm using it as inspiration to drop the weight I've gained this year. Has anyone waited or plan to wait 5 months before wedding to dress shop? Why or why not? I also dont plan on getting anything custom either. I'm going to keep it simple.

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  • Hahnsolo
    Super March 2018
    Hahnsolo ·
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    I would jump on this. You have to consider alterations too. Some dresses can take up to 6 months to come in.

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  • Markisha
    Dedicated August 2017
    Markisha ·
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    My dress took close to 4 weeks

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  • kelly
    Super June 2017
    kelly ·
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    Don't wait that long. It can take some dresses 9 months to even come in.

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  • MrsRies&Love
    VIP May 2018
    MrsRies&Love ·
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    I second PPs. Mine is scheduled to take 6 months + alterations.

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  • DrJames
    Devoted September 2017
    DrJames ·
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    Mine took 4 months. Don't wait too much longer, OP.

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  • Markisha
    Dedicated August 2017
    Markisha ·
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    I agree. Don't wait.

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  • Mrs. Knolle
    Master July 2016
    Mrs. Knolle ·
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    My engagement was 7 months long so I did not go dress shopping until I was 6 months out. Many dresses at local boutiques can take up to 9 months to come in. I went to db and my dress came in 3 weeks. Most of the dresses at db can be received within 6 months from what I remember. Most dresses can only be taken in 2 sizes so you want to be close to your weight before you order. I would recommend that you go ahead and go try on dresses now. You can figure out how long the dress you want will take to come in then go back later to order the correct size after you lose the weight (within the time frame for that dress to be ordered). You will also need to factor in alterations so you want the dress to be in the store at least 2 months before your wedding. Good luck.

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  • MissMeMeToU
    Devoted November 2017
    MissMeMeToU ·
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    I ordered my dress in Feb and just got it in.

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  • NikNak
    Master September 2018
    NikNak ·
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    The shop I visited yesterday took 9months for delivery and then there's still alterations. Unless you're planning on buying from David's Bridal (which was 4months in my area) or off the rack, I'd go sooner rather than later...

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  • J
    Dedicated March 2018
    Jami ·
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    Markisha, where did you get your dress?

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  • FutureSwain
    Beginner July 2017
    FutureSwain ·
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    Ordered ny dress in

    Dec & it took 5 months to come in now it's at the shop for alterations until the end of June

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  • FME
    Master March 2018
    FME ·
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    Mine took 6 weeks from DB, they said 12 weeks. They're saying 24 months on my bridesmaid dresses though!

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  • E.V.
    VIP November 2017
    E.V. ·
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    I ordered my dress on March 4th. It is estimated to be in by July 25th.

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  • Amber
    Super September 2017
    Amber ·
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    I ordered from a bridal shop and they said about 6 months and it took about 5. I still need alterations too, so I wouldn't wait too long to start shopping. If you lose weight, your dress can be taken in.

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  • Terry
    Devoted September 2017
    Terry ·
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    Mine is taking 7 months to come in.

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  • Vicki
    Master November 2017
    Vicki ·
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    I ordered my dress in September 2016. It's June 2017 and it's not in yet

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  • Casey
    Devoted October 2017
    Casey ·
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    I ordered mine in February, and the designer's estimate was that it will ship by the end of June. I ordered some custom work on the neckline and the back, so that's part of the wait time.

    The risk you take with waiting until 5 months out is that you may have to settle for a dress that isn't really what you wanted because there's no time for custom work and very little time for even taking multiple shopping trips. Is there a reason you can't go just to try on various different silhouettes and at least decide what type of dress you feel most beautiful in? That will give you a better sense of whether or not you'll want custom work. I know you don't plan to get anything custom. I didn't either until I was in the boutique, wearing the dress, and thinking "this would be perfect if it had this and this," and the consultant said "well, the designer can add that and that."

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  • Mary
    Savvy August 2017
    Mary ·
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    Don't use losing weight as a reason to wait to go dress shopping. You're putting an additional layer of stress on yourself. You can get it taken in!

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  • Shelby
    Just Said Yes August 2017
    Shelby ·
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    I ordered my dress in December and it came in May. They estimated 6 months for it to come in. Now I have to get alterations done. Don't wait too long. Mine wasn't custom at all.

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  • CL
    Super September 2017
    CL ·
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    I bought my dress 6 months before my wedding date. I bought it in march. It came in May, and the seamstress suggested I take it in for alterations in July (3 months before my wedding)

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