When to Shop for Your Wedding Dress

CONGRATS! You’re engaged and ready to start planning your big day! Finding your dress is exciting and fun, but if you wait until the last minute it can often turn into a stressful and rushed experience. 

As a wedding industry expert, I can confidently say it’s never too early after your engagement to say yes to your dream dress! The best time to shop for your gown is 9-12 months prior to your wedding date. The industry standard for ordering a dress takes anywhere from 4-6 months, but during certain times of the year, the ordering process can be even longer! 

If your made to order gown was ordered from a standard size chart rather than your custom measurements, you will likely need alterations once your dress arrives! Most alterations will require 3 appointments which can take 2-3 months.

Don’t have 9+ months until tying the knot? Shop at stores that have ready to wear gowns (like ours) where you can take home with you the same day, or explore bridal shops that have quicker shipping options!

Wishing you the best of luck as you find the dress of your dreams!



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