Courtney
Just Said Yes September 2022

When should i look for a wedding dress?

Courtney, on July 8, 2021 at 7:19 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 10
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I am getting married September 20, 2022 and I plan on losing weight for it. I've started seeing a personal trainer and I've already lost a few pounds (I'm 5'4 and was 185, now 178). How should I go about shopping for a dress?

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Latest activity by Courtney, on July 10, 2021 at 9:50 PM
  • Lauren
    Expert July 2021
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    I would start looking online throughout the summer and then going in stores October with plans to order by late November. Dresses can take a while to come in depending on designer so its always recommended to order 10-12 months out. Of course there are stores with significantly shorter times. I wouldn’t worry about sizing too much. A great seamstress can take a dress in a few sizes without a noticeable difference.
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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
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    I agree with Lauren, have a good idea of what you want and plan to shop 12 or so months out. Not only can some dresses take quite a while to be delivered, depending on the nature of your alterations, that can take quite a while too.

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  • Kate
    Savvy May 2022
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    It doesn't hurt to look early and then you don't have to rush a decision. You might also find some nice coutour dresses on sale. I went to a boutique bridal shop last week and they had beautiful dresses for like $600, so looking early never hurts. LIke the girls above said, alterations can be done.

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  • Cool
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    I agree with others to start looking no longer before the one year mark. Browse online and get a feel f or shops and styles but wait until September/October.
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  • Courtney
    Just Said Yes September 2022
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    I really appreciate all the advice, thank you so much!!
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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
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    It is suggested you order your wedding gown at least 10 months before you wedding. This allows time for it to arrive and be altered.

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  • Janae
    Devoted September 2021
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    I am getting married this September and I got my dress in December. It took 4 months for the dress to come in and 6 weeks for it to be altered. I hope that the timeline helps!

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  • Courtney
    Just Said Yes September 2022
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    Thank you, it does!
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  • Carissa
    Dedicated September 2022
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    Hey, I'm also getting married next September and let me tell ya- you should start looking now! The staff at the bridal shops all told me about how far behind things are running. There is a high demand bc of covid weddings all taking place now, plus regularly scheduled weddings, then there are supply chain and shipping issues because of the huge unemployment rates.
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  • Courtney
    Just Said Yes September 2022
    Courtney ·
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    Thank you so much! I’ve been looking online and I’ve gone in just to see how different things look on me. All of that is really good to know
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