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How many months do you wait to get the right dress? I’m getting married...

How many months do you wait to get the right dress? I’m getting married July 2020? Just wondering when is best to start looking.

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Sara Hughes
Sara Hughes 3 Jan 2019

When I got married in July 2018. I started looking for my dress in January 2017. Hope you find the dress of your dreams xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 3 Jan 2019

I get married in Oct this Yr and only just booked my 1st dress appt x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 3 Jan 2019

I've got mines already and I get married June 2020. BUT this was only because I seen my dream dress of the rail and had to grab the bargain! I saved over £1000

Charlotte Ward
Charlotte Ward 3 Jan 2019

I get married July this year, going to have my first look next week!

Joanne Doyle
Joanne Doyle 3 Jan 2019

I get married July this yr found my dress 12 months ago x

Clare Mayfield
Clare Mayfield 3 Jan 2019

We are getting married June 2020 and I have an appointment next month...can't wait any longer lol x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 3 Jan 2019

getting married August 2020 ordered my dress at the start of December last year, don't collect it until October this year. I loved it and knew it was 'the one'

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 3 Jan 2019

I get married this July and chose mine last may start my fitting this month x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 3 Jan 2019

If you're going to a bridal shop and having one ordered you're best looking no later than 8ish months before. Mine took 6 months to arrive in the shop then fittings and adjustments over 8 weeks.

Emily Taylor
Emily Taylor 3 Jan 2019

I walked into to a shop to look & ended up buying! Wedding not until Dec 2021 😂

Devan Cresswell
Devan Cresswell 3 Jan 2019

I’m getting married Aug 2020 and planning to start looking around June/July this year

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 3 Jan 2019

I get married in May and brought my dress last February. Only went in to get an idea of what I wanted and found the perfect one xx

Mel Firman
Mel Firman 3 Jan 2019

I am getting married March 2020, and I got my dress In December 🙂

Holly Thompson
Holly Thompson 3 Jan 2019

i get married in May this year and brought mine last weekend.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 3 Jan 2019

Im about to book our venue for sept 2020 and get my dress last january

Laurisa Kerr
Laurisa Kerr 3 Jan 2019

im getting married in August 19 and have only just bought my dress 7 months 8 days to go

Andrea Lawlor
Andrea Lawlor 3 Jan 2019

I bought my dress in November 2017 and married September 2018. Mine was custom made and didn't come in till May 2018.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 3 Jan 2019

I'm getting married in December this year and wasn't planning on looking until June

Rebecca Bailey
Rebecca Bailey 3 Jan 2019

I bought mine in October last year, getting married June 2020 😄

Cherie Faherty
Cherie Faherty 3 Jan 2019

Depends where you go if you gonna go to a shop where they need to order them 9 months before the big day minimum really or ask the shop how long the dresses take to order.. if your looking off the rail anytime really just make sure enough time is left for any alterations that may or may not be needed.. I did mine 9 months before and it has only just come in with enough time for alterations xx

Dawn Denson
Dawn Denson 3 Jan 2019

Getting married in may 2019 and just bought mine today off the peg but only needs a couple of small alterations can't recommend bespoke wedding boutique Jackie was amazing and understanding

Viki Nemeth
Viki Nemeth 3 Jan 2019

I am getting married in June 2021 and will get the dress in January that year.

Rachel Connell
Rachel Connell 3 Jan 2019

I’m getting married November 2020 and I’ve seen about 10 dresses that I love from wed2b from their webpage and I plan on going dress shopping in September/October this year x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 3 Jan 2019

I brought my nov 2018 we get married aug 2020. If you find the right dress just go for it i did. Xx

Maryanne Leddy
Maryanne Leddy 3 Jan 2019

I'm getting married in October 2020 and have my first wedding dress appointment this Saturday! I wasnt planning until later in the year but one of the shops I liked has a sale so hoping to bag a bargain. I think as long as you give enough time for choosing, alterations, etc... then when ever you feel ready to

Laura West
Laura West 3 Jan 2019

I went looking and found the perfect one in November and I dont get married til June 2021 🙈 there isn't a right or wrong time to start xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 4 Jan 2019

I get married then too and have found the one I want... but we have plenty of time. There's no rush, but no harm in looking either x

Allison Craig
Allison Craig 4 Jan 2019

I’m getting married in July 2020 and have an appointment to start looking at dresses in a couple of weeks. Bearing in mind that some stores take almost 9 months from when the dress is ordered to it arriving in store. I didn’t want to be rushed x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 4 Jan 2019

I get married August and ordered my dress last March and my dress is due Feb/ March this year

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 4 Jan 2019

I hope you don't mind my advice, I've tried on sale, second hand and new, total of 106 dresses. The sale and second dresses i nearly bought until i spoke to a seamstress and found that they could not be altered to fit me. The sales staff we're pressuring me to buy saying take it today and you can have it for £400. Glad i didn't otherwise I'd have dresses i could never wear. I started shopping in april last year and finally found the right dress in September. I went on hols and came back to try it again, i cried as it finally was the one and had that feeling i knew i had been waiting for. I've been married before so i knew i had to wait for the feeling. I ordered the dress a few weeks ago and it'll be back in April in readiness for alterations for my wedding in October.
Wait until you get that feeling because I promise you you will.
Also, when you find that dress in one shop ring other suppliers, glad i did because i had mine £500 cheaper.
Good luck and wishing you a happy marriage. Xx

Steph Lister
Steph Lister 5 Jan 2019

I got engaged April 2017 and went looking for dress in September 2017 picked one then almost a year later I had lost 4 stone in weight and fell out of love with my original pick so had to look again so finally in July 2018 I picked my dress and we get married in April this year

Georgina Honnor
Georgina Honnor 5 Jan 2019

I'm getting married October 2020 and i went to the national wedding show in oct just gone found my ideal dress but didn't buy as hopefully will be abit cheaper if I wait plus want to lose abit of weight ❤️

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Jan 2019

I'm getting married in may 2020 and have already for my dress and have almost finished paying it off! Wanted to spread the cost... Just whatever you want. Xx

Jen Lithgo
Jen Lithgo 6 Jan 2019

I bought my dress in March 2018 and I’m getting married in June 2019. Some dress companies need around 6 months to make the dresses. It took me 4 weekends to find my dress! Good luck!

Oluwatoyin Ayedun
Oluwatoyin Ayedun 7 Jan 2019

Depends on the type of dress you want and where you’re getting it from, because some places have to order it in which may take a while. You also have to factor in time spent on any alterations, and also the fact that you may not find what you’re looking for, or get the results you want as quickly as others. It’s never too early to start looking...just take your time, start when you feel ready, and remember to have fun and enjoy the whole process.

I’m getting married in November 2019, and recently tried and ordered my dress just before Christmas, when there were sales going on (not the main thing to always look out for, but was an added bonus! :D )

I hope all these comments help, and all the best! x

Becky Mitchinson
Becky Mitchinson 7 Jan 2019

im going to look in july 1 year before and try a couple on a month and hopefully buy no later then 6 months before to leave enough time for alterations xx

Louise Munn
Louise Munn 9 Jan 2019

I get married aug 2020 but ive already got my dress. Its still in the shop but deposit is paid. I wanted to look early as i know some brodal shops like u to pay at least 50% before they will order it in x

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