Just Said Yes September 2021

Wedding Dress Shopping! Too Early?

Cassi, on July 1, 2020 at 1:50 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 14
Hi ladies!!

So my wedding is Sept 25th, 2021 and I'm having conflicting feelings about wedding dress shopping. With the way the world is right now covid-19 and all, is it acceptable to start shopping now or is it too early. My concern is that shipping/ ordering a dress will take longer or that inventory will be limited, what are everyone's thoughts?


Latest activity by Rabreena, on September 22, 2020 at 1:02 PM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I think it's fine to start looking now. a lot of brides get their's around a year out before their date.

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa Online ·
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    I agree, now would be a good time to at least start getting an idea of what you like/don't like. Start trying on dresses and if you find the one, go for it! I agree that shipping times may be longer than usual, but it should still be here with plenty of time before your wedding. Have fun dress shopping!
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  • Reena
    Expert February 2021
    Reena ·
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    I would start looking now. Enjoy shopping. It’s a fun experience.
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  • Monique
    Master December 2019
    Monique ·
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    I started looking about a year before my wedding. No problem with starting now. Have fun and try on all the dresses!
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  • Lena
    Devoted May 2021
    Lena ·
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    I would start looking now. Some dresses take a long time to arrive especially custom ones. Smiley smile

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  • Natalie
    Super November 2020
    Natalie ·
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    I see no harm in looking now, especially if you are a person who maintains the same size!
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  • Mrs.a
    Master October 2021
    Mrs.a ·
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    The earlier you start the better. Dresses can take 6+ months to order and it may take a few try-ons to find the dress you love.

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  • Brittany
    Super October 2020
    Brittany ·
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    I think its perfectly fine to start looking now! I got mine 2 years before we are getting married!!

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  • Mrs. S
    Super November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    I ordered mine super early for no real reason lol. I think it’s fine.
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    I say go for it! Better safe than sorry. The year mark (or close to) is more common than you think. Plus it also depends on where your dress is coming from. I got my dress off a resale site called Stillwhite. You purchase it straight from the seller. Once I purchased mine, I got it within the week.

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  • Caitlin
    Expert January 2021
    Caitlin ·
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    Start looking. There's not a "rule" for when a bride can begin looking. I would say most brides should order 9-12 months prior to their wedding, so begin looking now as you are really only 2 months away from the time that most suggest you order. It took me 6 months of bridal appointments every weekend to find my dream dress, so it might take you quite a while. At least go to get an idea of the style and silhouette that you prefer for your body type. Designers are definitely experiencing longer turnover and shipping times as they are short-staffed according to my bridal salon. Try to enjoy shopping, though it can be exhausting lol. Good luck!!!
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  • Nefetera
    VIP March 2015
    Nefetera ·
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    To look now and get an idea is fine. I'll start purchasing 8 to 10 months in advance. You are on the right track in my opinion
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  • MLS
    Dedicated September 2021
    MLS ·
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    My date is 9/12/2021 and I have appointments at a bridal salon in November.

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  • Rabreena
    Devoted October 2021
    Rabreena ·
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    Go ahead and start shopping/looking now, it's typical to get your dress a year before the wedding. My wedding is October 23, 2021 and I have 2 appointments set for October 17th this year to start shopping.
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