When to Start Wedding Dress Shopping
First things first: it’s never too early to start wedding dress shopping. We know you are eager to begin your search, but we often find that brides aren’t aware of just how long it can take to achieve the look of their dreams! Here is a timeline to help guide you through your wedding dress journey:
Before You Shop
A bride’s favorite thing to check off on her wedding planning to-do list is finding the perfect dress! We recommend deciding on one other aspect first -- the date you will be saying "I do". The direction your appointment will take is decided by the wedding date. Closer dates will need to look at option available to take home same day. Those will longer time frames have the option to order a gown.
10-12 Months Out
Yes, -- you read that correctly. Ideally, you should start booking your dress shopping appointments about a year before your wedding day. This may sound like an exaggeration, but we can guarantee you will be grateful you prepared appropriately. Your wedding dress is a high-quality garment that our designers handcraft carefully just for you, and although we do have a few off-the-rack gowns available in store, the options are more limited. From sourcing materials to sewing each piece together, it can take about 5-7 months to receive your dress after you order it.