Leanne Ford
Leanne Ford 1 Sep 2020

How soon would people advise to start trying dresses? I don’t get married...

How soon would people advise to start trying dresses? I don’t get married until August 2022 so don’t want to go too early but also need to make sure there are plenty of ‘summer’ styles available!

34 Comments
UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I get married june 2021 and brought my dress october 2019.

I found the ONE so wasnt letting it slip away x

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I was supposed to get married this November and I got my dress almost two years ago. It now has to wait another year.

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I'd say maybe 12-14 months before. My dress took 9 months to come in once it had been ordered then a couple of months for alterations xx

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I found mine August 19 and we were getting married July 20. It's now sat looking at me til July 21!! X

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I was supposed to get married in August 2020 and ordered mine May 2019, by the time we now get married in August 2021 will have had my dress over 2 years!

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I'm getting married feb 22. Will start looking next June. Xx

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

Same here got mine December 2019 our wedding should of been june 2020, now october 2021, so start looking when you feel ready, so then you won't just rush at picking one, have fun and enjoy x

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I think summer 2021, you don't want to get a dress now and then change your mind nearer the time, but equally dresses can take months to come in so I think next summer would be a good time. Enjoy the planning, buy some magazines or pinterest and have fun!! X

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I get married may 2021. Yet was looking at dress Sept 2019. I then brought my dream dress dec 2019 x

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I was due to get married this weekend just gone but now getting married august 2021 and I bought my dress january 2019! Once you see the one you will know! X

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I'm getting married in April 2021 and I haven't tried a single dress on. I think I should start looking after reading these comments 🤔 x

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

My biggest advice is get wedding insurance if you are trying on dresses early. I tried on a year prior to my date and my dress store went bust before my dress arrived. Luckily we paid on credit card the deposit, but alot of ladies lost money.

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

There's is nothing wrong with trying on now I don't get married till 2022 and I've already had one appointment trying dresses on to get a feel of wat I actually want some things I wanted looked horrible so it's gave me a good idea wat to look for I sharnt buy a dress untill I find the one but no harm in trying beautiful x

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I was advised in January that some dresses are taking 12 months to come at the moment

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I went to my first appointment today and getting married in June 2022, just wanted to get an idea of what style suits me and it’s really helped! Now I can get looking for the right styles 😊 also where I went they said it takes about 9 months once you’ve ordered the dress to be ready

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I get married sept 21 and got my dress as soon as the bridal shop open I couldn't wait any longer,I actually picked my dress before I set a date

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

Nothing stopping you getting an idea of what styles you suit just now 🙂 just enjoy it and try as many as you want to, try different shops and scope out how much you can afford and things 🤗

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I get married October 2021 and went to my first dress appointment in June and I was intending to carry on shopping and try on so many dresses but the 2nd dress was the one... So I started early... My question though is when do you shop for bridesmaid dresses 🤔👗

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I'm getting married July 22 and have just reserved my dress. I put it on and just knew. Couldn't risk losing it xx

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I'm getting married 1st sat April 2022 and I'm not trying on until January so I can shift this lard!
My wedding planning book reccomended a year beforehand and 6 months minimum when you pick to allow for fittings

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

Personally I wouldn’t start looking more than a year in advance as your taste may change and you may start to doubt your choice.

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I get married in May 2022 and have no intention of trying dresses in yet! I have a lot of lockdown weight I want to get rid of first!

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I ordered my dress April 2018 and got married October 2019. But I didn't get measured for my dress until Feb 2019 to give me time to lose weight but without the worry of still not having one.

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

Emma you’re getting married in June 🤣

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I was due to get married in July 2020 and I bought my dress in March 18 😂

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

I went dress shopping about 3 months ish before my wedding and then my wedding got cancelled due to Covid x

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

About 8 months then you roughly know what shape you will be and no babies will come along xx

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

im getting married may 2021 and bought my dress 2 weeks ago. they advise 9months to a year ( if your ordering your dress to be made and altered)

UKbride Member 2 Sep 2020

Get an idea of what you’d like. Try on loads of dresses because you never know you may find a style you thought you wouldn’t like and land up liking it. Start looking to buy about a year before. Or if you are going to a certain store check their turn around time for dresses as some places take longer to get dresses in. most importantly have fun!

UKbride Member 3 Sep 2020

At least a year before to start trying dresses as some stores will give a minimum of 6months for alterations

UKbride Member 3 Sep 2020

I’m getting married May 2022 and I’ve got my dress - I x like to drop some weight but I can take it in if necessary 😊

UKbride Member 3 Sep 2020

At least 6 to 8 months so.they can do the alterations on the dress could amd be ready in timw

Leanne Ford
Leanne Ford 7 Sep 2020

Thanks all! x

UKbride Member 16 Sep 2020

I bought mine 2o18 in the August kept it at shop when it got to a month before went for fitting alteration to bottom then picked it up day before wedding

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