It Takes How Long to Get My Gown?
When to Say Yes to the Dress- Bridal
“I have plenty of time”. We hear it all the time, but do you really? The vast majority of brides haven’t gone through the wedding planning process; therefore they don’t understand the importance of ordering early for both the bride and bridesmaids dresses. Use our guide below to ensure you get all your dresses on time and with minimal stress.
Finding and buying the perfect wedding gown is the ultimate quest for most women, with images of “THE” dress dating back to the time of fuzzy pajamas and sleepovers. It is recommended by most authorized dealers to begin the search at least 1 year before your wedding date.
At least 1 year out: This is a good time to begin trying on dresses; it will help you narrow down styles and shapes that look good on you as well as match your venue. It is important at this point to have an open mind; the dresses look different on so make sure to give them a chance before saying no!
At least 8 months to 1 year out: By now, you hopefully have either one dress that rules over all others or a top few that are fighting for that special spot in your heart. Either way it is vital to get your dress ordered no later than 8 months before your wedding. With the average wedding dress taking 4-6 months to arrive in our store it is important to allow yourself enough time to do alterations.
At least 6 months out: You are going to want to have your bridesmaids and mothers ordering their dresses at this point. Both mothers and bridesmaids dresses take about 3-4 months to arrive!
At least 4 months out: At this point your special dress may still be traveling across the world to meet you, but just because your dress isn’t in yet doesn’t mean you should forget about setting up a fitting. At this point you want to contact our store to set up your 1st Bridal Fitting.
At least 3 months out: Your bridesmaids should be calling to set up their fitting appointments even if they haven’t arrived yet. Seamstresses book up fast so calling early ensures more convenient fitting times.
At least 2 months out: By now your dress has arrived and you are meeting with our seamstresses for your 1st Bridal Fitting. These normally take about 30 minutes and will leave you feeling truly beautiful. (Be sure to bring the undergarments you plan on wearing the day of as well as your shoes) It is common to have a 2’nd fitting, which you will book this at this time.
A few days before: The one thing a bride will not delay or forget is picking up her dress. We will have your beautiful gown ready for you to take home and keep safe from pets and inquiring eyes until the day you slip it on and walk down the aisle.
***It is important to note that this guideline is specific to our store and goes for brides who are looking to order with Modern Bride and Formal Shop or for those who already have.