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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

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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...

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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  • Elizabeth
    Master December 2016
    Elizabeth ·
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    It depends on your dress, the designer, and the salon. One of my dresses took 6 months. The other took nearly 9 months to come in. Then you have to plan 3-6 weeks for fittings and alterations.

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  • Jessica
    Super November 2017
    Jessica ·
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    I ordered mine in January. They told me it would be in by July and it ended up coming in last month. Still, I wouldn't take the chance. It CAN take that long. Also remember you need time for alterations!

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  • A
    Dedicated September 2017
    Amanda ·
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    I waited for the same reasons as you are. I bought a dress 2 weeks ago from a small boutique, and there was no time to order one. Fortunately I found one I loved off the rack. The alterations are going to take a few weeks and I am about 3 months out.

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  • randaray
    Expert September 2017
    randaray ·
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    I got my dress last month with being 4 months out. BUT I was stressing hard about not having mine picked out yet. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't wait as long as I did knowing the stress I had. It is a huge relief just knowing I picked one out.

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  • Stephannie
    Super December 2017
    Stephannie ·
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    I ordered my dress from a boutique. It's Justin Alexander.. I ordered early August and it came in end of April. My window was 6-8 months and it was almost 9.

    It will depend on if you are willing to buy off the rack, samples or from stores like Davids that have a much quicker turn around time. My advice is to start looking now, you can always alter your dress after you've lost weight and alterations can take up to 3 months.

    I'd say get this started ASAP!!

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  • Dimpless
    Super March 2018
    Dimpless ·
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    Don't wait too long ! I ordered mine in April and it won't be back until August. Plus alterations

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  • RAG
    Super November 2017
    RAG ·
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    Mine is 7.5 months and a months worth of alterations. It's a risk you are taking

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  • She & He
    Dedicated September 2017
    She & He ·
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    Order my dress the end of January and I'm still waiting!

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  • Flying
    Master May 2017
    Flying ·
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    My dress took 5 months to come in and 2 months of alterations

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  • KitandKaboodle
    Master November 2016
    KitandKaboodle ·
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    My reception dress to 5 months. My ceremony dress to 7.5 months. However, both needed additional alterations which added another 3 - 4 weeks to both.

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  • samantha
    Expert October 2017
    samantha ·
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    My dress took 6 months just to come in. I'm sure ill have to wait more time for alterations. So don't wait to long.

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  • Jamie
    Master May 2017
    Jamie ·
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    My dress took 5 months to come in from when I ordered it. It came in 1 day early. It was at the alterations shop for 3 months.

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