Planning a wedding can be overwhelming—with the amount of details you have to plan and time properly, it’s easy to lose track of it all! For brides-to-be planning their wedding, we’re helping you take some stress out of planning by giving you the general timeline of buying a wedding dress. This way, you know what to expect and can plan accordingly!
After You Get Engaged
As you start planning your wedding, we recommend you get your date and venue set before you start shopping. Having your venue and season in mind while shopping lets you better imagine what your wedding day will look like, so you can be sure your wedding dress fits your unique wedding vision.
8-10 Months Before the Wedding
While it may seem like a long time before the wedding, you need to shop and order your dress about 8-10 months ahead of the wedding. This is because your designer needs time to sew your dress: from sourcing materials to sewing the dress to adding embellishments, crafting your wedding dress is a months-long process. This in addition to ongoing supply chain problems means you’ll need to give your designer time to make your gown.
2 Months Before the Wedding
After your dress arrives, you’ll need to get alterations. This just ensures your dress fits perfectly on your wedding day: your hemline will suit your shoes, and each sleeve and strap will fall exactly as it should. Over the course of two months, you’ll typically have two fittings to be sure the dress is fitting perfectly.
Ready to start shopping for your wedding dress? Book an appointment at The Bride and Groom, and we’ll help you find your perfect dress.