WHEN SHOULD I BUY MY WEDDING DRESS?
Planning the wedding is a fun process, but could get very overwhelming. With so many details to plan, it’s tough to know exactly what whatever you should be doing when. To keep your stress low, we’re wearing down what the timeline for purchasing a wedding gown typically appears like, so you know precisely when to book your appointment and what to anticipate.
10-12 MONTHS BEFORE
A twelve month might sound just like a long time before the wedding to be finding your dress, however in some cases, you absolutely need that really miss your dress in the future in and also have time for alterations. Typically, it requires 4-6 months to order an outfit, but based on what gown you select, it will take up to 8. This is because your gown has been completely constructed, only for you. All of the materials the designer uses need to become sourced, each bit of fabric needs to become draped and sewn, and each embellishment placed to the gown. In order for this to become done properly, it requires a few months which means that your gown is equally as fabulous as you’ve been dreaming about.
6-8 WEEKS BEFORE
We always tells brides to begin shopping sooner than they think they ought to because you’ll need about 2 months for alterations. Once your dress is available in, you’ll are available in for your first fitting: only at that appointment, any major alterations (think tightening a strap, hemming your dress, etc) are carried out. You are available in two more times, four weeks and 2 weeks before the wedding, to become sure everything’s fitting perfectly. This way, you've absolutely nothing to be worried about on the wedding day, and the wedding dress fits you perfectly.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE THAT MUCH TIME?
We have it! Not all brides have 10 months before their date for the wedding. Don’t worry—you've options. We have a choice of off-the-rack wedding gowns, meaning you can buy a marriage dress that’s already finished inside your size, and go right to the alterations process. This decreases several months of waiting, and frequently is slightly discounted too, so it’s a win-win.
SO...WHEN SHOULD I MAKE MY APPOINTMENT?
As soon as you possibly can! We recommend waiting until you’ve got your venue locked down, which means you have a much better idea of what you’ll like on the wedding day and what you’ll be encompassed by. This often helps brides limit what sort of look they’d like their wedding gown to have. So once you’ve got a diamond ring and a venue: go on and book your appointment as soon as you possibly can!
Ready to locate your perfect wedding gown? Book a scheduled appointment with us at Wendy’s Bridal and discover your perfect dress by using our dedicated bridal consultants!