Did you recently become engaged? How very exciting! You probably want to start trying on bridal gowns now! However, before you even consider entering a Bridal Boutique, take time to first secure your venue and wedding date. The fabric options, style and weight of a gown can be influenced by the month and location of your wedding. So establish a date and location, then make an appointment to buy your gown.
In our experience, it’s optimal to order your dress at least 10 months prior to your wedding. This ideal window of time allows you to have an unlimited selection of gowns to choose from and avoid costly rush fees. It takes an average of 5 to 9 months to have your dress arrive directly from the designer. Brides are surprised that Designer Wedding Gowns take so long to arrive, but this is indeed true. Unfortunately, dresses are not hanging on a rack in a warehouse, waiting to be shipped. Instead, the Design House factories production cycle begins once a sufficient number of orders have been requested for a specific gown. For this reason, it’s best to order your dress early!
Placing your gown order many months in advance of your wedding date also provides adequate time for professional alterations. Every dress will need some type of altering, so plan on adding 8 to 12 weeks to your calendar to ensure your seamstress is not under a time crunch to make your dress fit perfectly. Fit is everything! Even the most minor of alterations can be time-consuming.
Congratulations on your engagement! Enjoy being a Bride to Be! As a final reminder, bridal salons always require appointments and are often crowded on weekends. Call ahead to schedule your visit to find the dress of your dreams.
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