Let’s chat about ordering timelines for all things wedding attire! In some cases you haven’t shopped for a wedding dress before, or maybe you have! If you have, maybe you bought off-the-rack, or it was a couple of years ago – and times have changed!
BRIDES – When ordering a wedding dress, regular order times can vary between 5-8 months. Yes you read that right – months! This is the base for your shopping timeline. More time is always better. Most bridal boutiques strongly recommend you shop at least one year in advance, and ideally 16 months before your wedding. Typically, most brides special order their wedding dress- this allows you more options in terms of picking the shade, size and length you want, as well as customization options. Once your dress arrives in the boutique, our team will take the time to check it over, pre-steam it and prepare it for your first official meeting. Most brides will require additional alterations to ensure their dress is the absolute perfect fit- you deserve perfection when it comes to your special wedding dress!
We refer alterations to the pros. These seamstresses work out of their own studios, but assist our brides in their alterations as needed. We will provide you their information during your Meet Your Gown Appointment. Most seamstresses like to work with you over a 2-3 month timeline.
Aisle Ready- Don’t forget about all of your beautiful finishing touches! An Accessories Appointment is the perfect opportunity to select your veil, earrings and any other accessories you want to wear to complete your full bridal look. Allowing yourself extra time will help keep your wedding planning journey stress -free!
Don’t have that much time? Don’t sweat it! We are still able to help you find your dream dress, and perfect accessories with rush options, or dresses right out of our in-store collection. We will always do our best to help you pull it all together- even on short timelines!
BRIDESMAIDS – When it comes to dressing your besties, make sure you leave them adequate time. Just like ordering your wedding gown, these special order dresses take time. Regular order time for bridesmaids dresses is 4 months- and don’t forget, leaving some wiggle room in your order timeline is always the best option. If any unforeseen issues arise, this provides the time to find a solution if needed, and allows you to feel stress-free during the process! Seamstresses who provide alterations for bridesmaids dresses typically prefer 1-2 month timelines to assist with your custom fit alterations.
If you don’t have that much time, there are some rush order options available for a quicker delivery. Ask your stylist for more details on rush options.
MOTHERS – This is an important day for mothers and mother figures in your life- let’s make sure they feel confident and beautiful too! Regular order time for mother of the bride and groom dresses is 5 months. Leaving some extra time in your order timeline is always the best option. Seamstresses who provide alterations for mother of the bride and groom dresses typically prefer 1-2 month timelines to assist with your custom fit alterations.
If you don’t have that timeline, some quick delivery options may be available, we also keep a selection of mothers dresses for purchase off the rack. Ask your stylist for more details on rush options.
All of these timelines are our suggested timelines to help you have a successful and stress-free experience while planning your wedding. If you have any additional questions, we are always here to help!