Hi All, I've set my wedding date for 11th August, I was hoping to start looking for a wedding dress March and aiming to buy one by end of April. I'm not looking for a big one, more sleek and lace. I've been told by a few people and mags you need to have your dress bought 6 months prior-which is now stressing me out as I'm still trying to lose weight! What is your experience and can I leave it to this level of time? Thanks for your insight!
You need to have your dress bought by your wedding day! 6 months is only a guide, I ordered mine on-line and love it. Could have worn it the day I got it. I think the 6 months guide is to ensure any alterations are done and that you have peace of mind.
If you were to order a brnad new one from a bridal store you would need at least 9 months but if you plan to buy one from like a wed 2 be you can leave it up to a month before.
Phew! I'm getting married in September but hoping to lose some serious weight before then. So dress shopping for me won't start until May / June. So relieved the six month rule is just for guidance. Thanks ladies x
Mine is taking 6 months ordered in October delivery in March wedding in April x
If you get your dress from a bridal shop then it can take up to 6 months to arrive because it’s made for you to your measurements. It depends if you’re going off the peg or not. My dress was 16 weeks to arrive and only because mines didn’t need anything altered as I was a standard size and fitted in to one of there sizes
I went to wed2be and took it home the Same day, just need to go get it altered a couple of months before
I have just ordered mine and it will be here beginning of July I get married August this year x
Mine has been on order for 8 months and still no sign of it...thankfully I don't get married until October but would feel easier once I know it's arrived into the shop x
If you're planning in buying brand new from a bridal salon then it can take 3-6 months for them to order it and the dress to arrive for the designers. Mine took 3 months to arrive x
Depends where you buy it from. I ordered mine in July 2017 and it was delivered to the bridal shop last week. Dresses can always be taken in 2 sizes.
Mine took 6 months to come in from a Bridal shop, Ordered it in the October and it arrived the end of April xx
Go to wed2b and you'll take it home that day xx
Im also getting married on the 11th August. I got my wedding dress last week... It will come in store in June for fittings.... Which again take 4/5 weeks to do all the changes needed. I was told to try have it done by mid Feb... U can buy off the rack, sale dresses if u can find what u want... As u can take it there and then... Wed 2 be is good... But definitely look at sample dresses... Where are u in the country as different areas have different things available...
I ordered mine in early November and the very earliest it was able to arrive was end of March - so basically 5 months. That was a boutique and then when it arrives I then go back in and start with the first dress fitting and alterations. I get married end of May so it gives me 2 months for alterations x
Great date. I was married on 11th August 1984. I bought my dress end of June. I had it taken in 3 times as i lost weight. So don't listen to.people go when your ready to.look .
Hope your day will be as wonderful.and sunny as ours
The best advice would be call the places ur planning on looking... We can all give advice on our own experiences, but only where you buy the dress from can tell u. Xx
I bought mine in a bridal sample sale locally and took it home that day (got a bargain) and it was perfect not a mark on it. I then had it altered nearer my date - the six months is only a guide if you shop around there are always dresses ready to bought on the day
We get married April this year and I bought my dress 1 year ago but only just had my first actual fitting for alterations (exactly 3 months prior) but the seamstress is on site so depending where you go, 3 months would even give you plenty of time 😃 enjoy!
I'm planning on buying one online by end of may and I get married in September. Online generally deliver within 10 days so plenty of time to return/exchange if need be x
I’m getting married in September and I’m going to start looking for my dress after I have my baby in June
I had my dress 2 months before,do whatever suits you, all the best x
My wedding dress took 8 months to be made and come into store. But it can take longer. Depends on designers and availability. X
I order my dress begining of october and get married middle april.x
I'm getting married on the same date and I ordered my dress before Christmas as the bridal store said if I leave it much longer there might not be time to get alterations done and things. I would say get it as soon as possible.
I ordered my dress in size I was with months to go, then got it taken in before the wedding with weight I'd lost, most seamstresses work on the dress 2 weeks before big day for final fitting, that way you can lose as much or as little as you want x
I feel like that’s a long time, I could change my mind 6 times in a 6 months. I have 9 months no idea when to start looking in case I change my mind.
I bought mine mid December and I’m getting married in March. Don’t worry!
Most stores need 6 months to order a dress if you are ordering a designer one x
Personally I got mine ahead but only because I was excited to get it. Wed2b do dress sizes according to your actual clothes size and you can take it home that day or whenever so you have time to lose weight and get your dress. You don't need to follow the set time limits. Everyone is different. I didn't even have the set 12 months to start from I only had 8
That's the day I get married too! Bought my dress 2 weeks ago. Off the peg as it fit me like a glove.
I was told at all bridal shops I went in it could take up to six months to come bought mine online last year as I new what I wanted and I aim to loose two stone before July x
I bought mine from wed2b straight of rail 2 months before my wedding I went from a size 22 to a 14 and didn't want to try a dress on while I was bigger in case the style didn't suit me when I was smaller so I found this best option for me x
I only started planning my wedding 7 months before the date so by the time I shopped for my dress it was less than 6 months, I bought it from a place where I had to organise my own adjustments and have had these done with still 5 weeks until my wedding, March will be fine I’m sure.
hi i own a dress shop The Wedding Dress Barn and it will depend on the brand of dress you are looking for and also if the shop sells off the peg and if they do if they have it in your size! we sell off the peg but if you came in and were a size 8 you may have a more limited choice for off the shelf than if you were a size 12. if you wanted to order in an eddy k dress for example you are looking at a lead time of around 5/6 months as eddy k make the dresses in italy for us to order. i hope this all helps have a wonderful wedding day xxx
It depends if it has to be made or you are buying off the rack. Mine arrived in 5 months but they suggested leaving three months for alterations. I would start looking now as dresses can usually be altered by two dress sizes but I would check before buying. I think you will neck to order off the rack with 6 months to go so you have chance to get it altered.
I bought a sample dress in immaculate condition should have been £1100 and paid £550. I got this dress from a local wedding shop xx
Mine took 4 month to come into the shop from when I ordered it x
If you get it off the peg then you can buy whenever just depends on how busy the seamstress is for alterations. Minimum from most places is 5 months if you have one ordered.
If you go to an outlet store you can buy off the rack and get it altered a bit closer to your wedding date. I get married same date as you and bought my dress from WED2B. Its a lace sheath dress and hangs beautifully. Will barely need altering x
I can’t see how.
As long as your happy to buy off the shelf then there’s no need for 6 months before. People book weddings for a few weeks away so i wouldn’t say its a rule xx
I wouldnt worry about the loosing weight. If you buy a dress and loose weight it can always be taken in
Hi I get married 10th August and have just purchased my wedding dress yesterday. I found an off the peg stockist for my dress so don’t worry too much you still have time to find the right one xx
Jjshouse do beautiful dresses brilliant prices and good quality and delivery is like 4 weeks
Try looking at online catalogues they have nice ones and dont take as long to arrive. Jd williams has lovely somple lace dresses. X
I bought my dress in November and I am getting married in September... My dress is being custom made so I won't have it ready till April with final measurements 6 weeks before the date.
If you are buying off the rack then you don't need to adhere to the 6 month guidance but if you are buying from a boutique which will be made to measure you will need to get one ASAP as some may not be able to cater.
If you don’t want a traditional dress you can get some lovely dresses from high street stores. You could probably buy these nearer to the wedding, however if you start looking now bear in mind the dress may be gone by the time you want if you’re planning to loose weight. If you’re planning to loose weight I’d wait till nearer the time. If you’re planning to buy from a traditional wedding shop you would probably need 6 months.
Depends where you get it from. Wed2b tou can tame it gome the same day. Some bridal shops will have to order it in which takes 6 months.
I got my dress 3 weeks ago , also getting married in August . Told the lady in the shop I am still planning on loosing more weight so booked in for alterations end of June !
Wed to be you can get then and there no fitting extra just off rack
Don't forget that a dress can be taken in by at least 1 size, if not 2. I bought a dress that was actually too big but looking to go down 2 more sizes. I've been told that it's not a problem :)
Thank you all so much for your insight 😊feel a bit more calm ! Thanks for your well wishes too, hope all of your days are the best days of your lives too! X
You can buy and take home a dress the same dress from wed2b you just need to get a seamstress to do alterations if you need them
I was told it can take 6-8 weeks for alterations on top of that