How soon did you buy your wedding dress?? I am getting married at the end of Jan 2019 and was planning on shopping for my dress in August. Mum and I popped into a bridal shop to browse for fun and they said that August would be a bit late and I should start shopping in April! Another shop said I should start looking now in Feb! So I've booked a couple of appointments, but I don't feel ready yet to look for a dress... I had August in my head and now I kinda feel like I've been thrust in to soon for me. When did you get your dress / planning to get your dress? Is leaving it to August to late or should I really get it now? Advice please
Hi I am getting married August 2018 and still haven't bought my dress yet :)
I'm getting married October this year and got my dress in November. I would say its up to you really go when you feel ready as don't want to get flustered looking around if you don't feel comfortable xx
I think it depends where you are looking to get your dress from. If buying from bridal boutiques most will need you to place your order around 9 months before your wedding as they then have to make the dress. I brought mine from a boutique that only sells sample sale/discontinued dresses which if you find your dress there you take it away with you the same day (6 months before my wedding).
I actually picked my dress before I booked my venue haha, I was only going to get the feel of what kind of dress and style I suited but then put one on and fell in love with it ..
I got married January this year. And I got my dress Feb 17. Was perfect timing
If you are going to a shop you can buy off the rail. ie Wed2be then you will be fine. Even high street shops sell wedding dresses such as debenhams and monsoon. I got mine well over a year before my wedding but I just went for an initial look and decided just to go for it. It was off the rail at wed2be and its very me so why not. I don't want the stress of trying to many on! good luck
I think you'd rather feel flustered now than leave it too late. If buying off the rack you've got loads of time but from a boutique it can take ages and some designers require more time than others. Personally I'd be looking now
I get married in July this year and I only got my dress January this year
I bought my dress really early but was advised you need at least 6-9 months if ordering it in at a bridal shop as they take your measurements and then it's made in your size xx
Depends if you want a dress specifically made as that needs to be in process a while before. I went shopping 6 months before and was told that they could get a dress sorted in time but there would be no time if alterations were meeded and so the best thing would be for me to have one off the rail. Xx
The more time you give your seamstress the better :)
Especially if you have a heavily embroidered/beaded/laced dress or one with lots of layers. I thought I'd bought a relatively easy dress to sort.....nope still took a few months to get right!
I am getting married 6 the July 2019 and have already brought my dress x
I gave myself a year!
I get married this july and ive had my dress since jan 2017 lol
My dress took 8 months to come in the store, you should start looking sooner. You might not find the perfect dress straight away xx
Don't forget about factory shut down for Xmas! I Would defo be starting to look and have a good think now x
I’m getting married this August and got my dress in June 2017
I'm getting married June 2019 already started dress shopping and possible decided already!! (I looked at pretty much all 7 odd thousand photos on hitched and found one I loved....problem was finding a shop with the sample!!!)
If you're getting one from a bridal shop made to order they need 9-12 months to do it. If you're getting something off the peg then it's very much in your hands!
I'm getting married in August but I found my dream dress in February 2017 and bought it in March 2017 off the peg. I felt happy knowing I had it, and it's been tucked away in my spare wardrobe since!
I ordered my wedding dress in April 2015 (wasn't planned but went for nosey a fell in love) . I got married may last year but ordering it that early allowed me to take advantage of the bridal shops monthly payment plan so in my opinion it's never to early xXx
I’m December 2019 and I have brought my dress already.
Depends where you’re planning on buying your dress from, bridal shops recommend 9 months earlier at least xx
My dress took 6 months to arrive in store and then they needed 2 months for alterations so I’d go sooner rather than later?
Not getting married till end of 2019 and I have my first style appointment next week, haha. I'm such a fussy shopper that I infuriate myself and end up not going shopping, haha.
Depending on the designer some dresses can take 9 months to be ordered. I’ve heard of some taking 12 months but think this is an extreme case. I would start looking now and order by about April/May it then gives you plenty of time for alterations as well because you will need them. I had to have alterations done as I lost a bit of weight and also the length was a bit long so had to have it taken up a bit. I found mine a year and a half before my wedding and had my alterations done around two/three months before.
I ordered my dress in April 2016 and it was ready around Christmas - can take up to 6 months! Then final alterations etc.. was February 2017 when I tried on my actual dress and still had alterations in the April .. got married in May. Xxx
I'm getting married Oct 2019 and I have my dress already
I'd definitely start looking now I ordered mine in June and it isn't here til late Feb!
It take up to 6 months for your dress to be made and shipped and then you need to allow time for fittings, especially if you're losing weight
I bought mine a couple of weeks ago for my June wedding. It depends where you go as to the advice you get, different bridal shops have different timescales. Xx
Were getting married beginning of January 2019 and all the bridal shops have said for me to go in now and find a dress but minimum 8months preferably they told me. Xx
A lot of dresses are made in America to order which is why you should order as soon as possible x
I had my dress 11 months before the wedding, its up to you really but obviously you need to consider how long it will take if you are having a made to measure dress, the shop will be able to advise how long they need to order it in.
I would go about a year before. It depends how quickly they can get dresses in or whether you buy off the rack. Don’t forget that you may need alterations so they need time to get it in then you have your fittings in time for the wedding. X
I'm getting married this may and got my dress last September! A friend of mine got hers 3 weeks before her wedding so it's really up to how you feel
Dress shop when you like if its off the rail.if its more bespoke then about 9 months ahead I think.
My wedding plans arent finalised by any stretch but like you mum took me in to try dresses on so I wouldnt stress about it. But now ive found the dress I want and gonna have to go get it haha
So I will have bought my dress monday coming and my wedding wont be till late 2020
I brought my wedding skirt & top in February sale & gave it to my tailor in February for alterations .... & got married 2nd September 2017 .... She had major hiccups she told me about 2 weeks before the wedding despite having my outfit for 6 months = As you can imagine I became extremely stressed !!!! 😮 ..... So Always Allow time for unexpected stuff happening !
Warm wishes for your special day . Xx
I think most places would say 6 months. 4 months to order and then alterations. I'm June this year and was advised to order before the end of December which I did. I have just ordered my bridesmaid dresses and had to pay for express. You need to give tourself time to have a hunt for the right dress but you also don't want to find the right dress and be gold you can't have it because there's no time to order. Start looking online and see what you like now. When you find the styles you like then go and try some on. It's too early to be worrying about pressure but ease in now and maybe by April/May you will have a better idea. Good luck x
I used to manage a bridal store, it entirely depends on the store itself and their suppliers. For a bride to be looking around 12 months before her wedding is considered "normal", I had brides coming in anywhere from 2yrs to 2 weeks before! - but there are plenty of amazing dresses available off the peg, in sales, stock clearances etc
My only concern would be that you would fall in love with a particular dress that couldn't be made in time.
I'm getting married on 1/4/18 and bought my dress 2 weeks ago from wed2b and took it on Saturday to an alteration shop. Depends if you want a dress from a boutique or off peg. X
I got my dress December 2016 & got married November 2017, it took a few months to come into the shop. Be mindful it can take months for it to be ready
I got married in April last year and went shopping around September/October and it took 6 months for my dress to come x
I got mine in July 2017 and we are getting married April 2018, but I knew people that had got there dress before me who’s weddings where after. It’s all just preference, I wasn’t happy with the weight I was so I wanted to wait till I had lost more weight first. Just do whatever feels right, if you feel now is to early then I wouldn’t go yet, wait till you want to go x
I bought my dress a year ago, I get married next Saturday just had to pay £95 to get it altered as I lost a lot of weight probably due to stress
I would give it 12 months as might take a bit to find what you want and then your not stressing near the time about it coming on time.
I’m getting married in June 2019 and I’ve found my dress and putting the deposit down by the end of March. I don’t want anything causing my dress to be delayed.
If you need to order you need 9 months, I am hopefully ordering mine on Saturday and I’m getting married April 2019 as I’ve found “the one”
I had my dress before i even had a date
I'm getting married 19/7/19 and got my dress last month. Some bridal shops it can take up to 9 months for your dress to come in x
I’m getting married in August, git engaged in October and put a deposit in my dress in November. I got the Feeling soon as I tried it on that it was for me. Didn’t buy it cause it was the first shop we’d been to but no other dresses werent matching up so went back and after 30 minutes trying to find it, thinking it had been sold and finally found it hung up where I’d tried it last time. Tried it on and fell in love with it again and put the deposit down. Xx
I ordered my dress in july 2017 came in beginning of dec 2017 takes some time to make but some shops you can buy and take away so depends where you are ordering from really xx
I bought mine exactly a year before. Not planned to do. It just happened that I had. I got mine from a wed2be shop though so felt better as I have it at home. I rang the alterations shop and they said I don’t need to go in until June to get it fitted. We get married August 2018 x
We went to a wedding event and the wedding dress shop I used recommended looking a year in advance if possible so that skin tone would be similar, a great point we felt hence we chose her shop.
I’m getting married in August this year and have had my dress since October last year
I'd say it's up to you when you are ready to look. However most places do suggest about 9/10 months for most dresses to be ordered in xx
They recommended at least 9/12 months before the date you get married. Start looking around 12-18months...
I ordered mine may last year and I get married this September and my dress still ain't arrived yet , so I'm guessing takes 9 months to come in on order so I'd order now to avoid it not been here on time xx
I get married on 02/02/19 and was originally going to go in April at the latest but I’ve just bitten the bullet and booked in appointments this month.
Brought my wedding dress last weekend from David's Bridal and I get married at the end of November. I'll be able to pick it up by mid-April as it's being sent straight from their designer (no middle man). I'll then need 6-8 weeks for alterations nearer the wedding date.
For my dress I was advised to allow a 9 month lead time but it's going to be ready 5months early 😃 think it depends on the designer and the store you go to
I got mine 12 months before the wedding. Which works well with sorting out alterations too.
I found my dress i dont get married for 2 years xx
I get married March 2019 and brought my dress October 2017! It was 100% the dress
Got married May 2017, ordered my dress end Jan 2017. Bought it online, was made to order and took 8-10 weeks to make and allowed 2 weeks for shipping.. had it 3-4 weeks before the wedding. I know from looking into it that most bridal shops are looking at you ordering the dress 6-9 months in advance.
I was going to look Sept for wedding following august and they said it wasnt enough time as between 7 and 9 month for delivery and then think of shipping from overseas i would think to start looking asap hun xx
I bought my dress the end of October for my wedding in June the next year. I was told to give 6 months so you have time for alterations. It arrived at the shop after Christmas and my alterations started 6 weeks before the wedding. But it's always best to give time in case anything is delayed or goes wrong. As you don't want to be panicking about your dress!
I'm getting married September next year picked my dress last year just need to pay for it now
I found mine 14 months before my wedding and bought it then .. most take 6-8 months to come then u have to allow for fittings x
I have my dress and I’m getting married next year July. You will find the dress and if they can order it in your size that won’t take long. You need to put it on and you will know it when you have it on!!! Plus try different ones I went for something completely different to what I had In my head.
I’d give yourself at least 9 months. I was told by various wedding shops I was leaving it too late and that was 11 months before. I got the dress 7 weeks before but it needed altered and you need time for those appointments to be fitted in. Also you don’t want to have your dress too early either as you have to store it!
My chosen dress took 6 months to arrive from the order date. I got married in august 2016 and ordered my dress April 2015.
Aw your the first other person Ive seen getting married in jan 2019 :) start now! I got mine in september and it will be coming in to shop next month as its had to be ordered. Xx
Blimey I’m getting married in 15 weeks and haven’t even looked yet !
I looked a year before my wedding but the latest I was told I could look was 8 months as it takes that long to sometimes get the dresses made and ordered
I’m getting married in June 2020. I bought my dress last July - 4 weeks after we got engaged. I fell in love with it right away, it’s the only one I tried on!
I'm getting married October this year and I've just picked my dress in January the woman at the shop said 6 months think it depends on the shop.
6 months -ish. That way you're not getting previous seasons dresses. Our wedding is in May and was told to look in Sept but they were all very wintertime style dresses in the shops I went to. Then I went to a shop with a couple of brand new dresses that had just come out in November and that was loads better as they were more spring/summer. It depends if you're having it made or off the peg too. Just keep looking until you find what you're after I guess. It's fun so enjoy it :-) xx
My dress took 9 months to come in, it took me 6 appointments to find it x
I got mine 18 months before the wedding. But that was quite early. Most shops I went to wanted the dress ordered at least 12 months before. Xx
I bought my dress Jan 2017 and getting married this may! Wasn't planning to buy it then but fell in love with it xx
You usually need to order it from a bridal shop at least 9 months before. I ordered my dress in November to get married in August and was told I had left it last minute!
I work in a bridal shop and we suggest 12-18 months prior to your wedding date. This is to allow 6-9 months for your dress to be ordered then 3 months for fittings which is standard.
Also remember due to Christmas period December is not classed as a full month for ordering so if you don't start looking til August then you are looking at February/March time for your dress to arrive never mind the alterations and fittings.
We do have some dresses on a sale rail which are bought off the peg, plus we have a selection of dresses which can be ordered in an 8 week rush cut but is extra cost. So there are options but if you fall in love with a top designer new gown then there is a very high chance you won't be able to order it. Xx
They take a minimum of 6 months to come in. I started looking April 2013, found my dress October 2013 ordered it and it came in April 2014. We got married November 2014 x
I got mine a year in advance.
I got my dress about 2 weeks ago and I don't get married until June 2019. If you find THE dress then get it but if it takes a bit longer then it doesn't matter too much as long as it's ready for the day x
Well we are getting married end of July this year and im going dress shopping next week. Depends what you want as most places say give 4-6months for them to get the delivery in / make it x
I’ve got mine brought October for June 2019 wedding 🥂
Its entirely up to you. I ordered my dress last June and it will only be here in April! But some dresses dont take that long to come in, it depends on the dress. Also styles are changing all the time so you may need to get it now before all the summer dresses appear. I would go and have a look so you can get the feel. I did and it took me 5 shops to find the one! Good luck! Xx
I get married in June, found my dress last April, put deposit down and then ordered my size in October. It arrived in January but not had chance to go and try it yet.
I got mine last week. I get married in 5 weeks. It all depends on where you go really
I’ve not got mine yet and I’m getting married Sept 2018...Wed2Be sell off the peg dresses..depends what you are looking for x
I'm getting married in 2020 and have already picked and put a deposit down on mine x
A year in advance for a dress to be made!
I agree with the shop, unless you buy off the peg etc most boutiques request 9 months as they are made to order. My wedding is in August I had to order mid December latest but I had already chose it before that so just had last measurements took the day it was ordered. Plus you need time for alterations once is it delivered.
I'd say start looking now - at least get an idea of what you want. I get married this August, went shopping last April and my dress had only just come in! They do prioritise orders on wedding dates but I'd say 9 months in advance at the absolute latest unless you plan on buying off the rack. X
If you don’t want to look till August then don’t look till August any good shop should get it ready for you.
I looked at dresses in April last year and then found my dress in the May. I'm getting married in August. Most bridal shops I spoke to suggested 9 months before you get married to order your dress, that gives them enough time to order your dress in and make any alterations you need.
I'm going in June but don't get married until 2020! ;)
Some people at a wedding fair told me to shop for the dress 12-15th months before the day!!
Mine took around 7-8 months to come in after ordering x
I get married in march and bought mine in oct
I'm gonna get my dress next month not getting married until 2020
Getting married Jan 2019... bought it 2 weeks ago in a massive sale... xx
me and my sister peeked into one of the shops today (no date set properly but will be june 2020) some amazing dresses so im glad we poped in and i tried a few on as u now know the style which suits me (wasnt the one i had in my head but that looked pathic on me lol) but knowing i have well over a year makes me feel more comftable that i dont need to rush so can find my perfect dress.... good luck hun x
They can take 9 months to arrive from ordering
I’m getting married May 2020 and already got mine
I’m getting married in April this year & I got my dress at the beginning of Dec. If you’re buying off the peg then a few months should be fine, if you’re ordering one to be made for you then yeah you’ll have to start now
Found mine over a year in advance. April 2014 and got married June 2015. It gave plenty of time for fittings and any alterations needed. However, it was only by chance i fell in love with it. Don't pressure yourself. Enjoy it! And wait for 'the one' x
If you're ordering new from a store most bridal boutqiues will advise ordering 9 months before or a minimum of 7 months. It can take 6 months for the dress to be made, particularly over busy periods like summer, so you need to order sooner rather than later. Remember that most dresses are made to alter so once it arrives it will likely need altering and this can take 4-6 weeks depending on how busy the seamstress is. I know you had August in your mind but really I think that is too late and you don't want to be stressed and have to settle for a dress because you are on a deadline. I think the earlier you look the better personally to keep it the fun and lovely experience it should be! Good luck! :-)
I was told to look from just e for a June next year wedding
I'm getting married in August this year and I got my dress Last weekend! You have plenty of time, everywhere we have been has said around 16 weeks to get it in and have a fitting xx
Most dresses take 6 months to come in so 9 months is advised so that you have time to do alterations if needed. Unless you are planning to by off the peg x
It depends if you are buying off the peg or from a boutique in which case most are made to order. I get married in August this year and got mine in July last year. It was made to order and arrived in December but I know some can take up to 6 months to be made. I have also been advised to leave three months for alterations. If you are buying off the peg you can usually take it away then and there but you also need to consider at least two months for alterations. I'd also take into consideration the amount of time it'll take to find a dress as you may not find one straight away. I'd personally be looking over the next two months.
I'm getting married July 2020 and hoping to buy my dress this september to need aleast 6-8months incase they need to order or adjust xx