Ordering a gown from a bridal boutique may take longer than you expect. Local bridal boutique experts recommend you aim for this timeline.
12-18 Months Out:
All tree experts agree: Start looking now. While it seems like a lot of lead time, remember you may need to allow for your gown’s production and delivery.
8-9 Months Out:
Time to buy, Canter recommends. Adds Hill: “Bridal gowns are not just sitting in a warehouse waiting to be shipped. These are produced when we place the order.”
2-3 Months Out:
Start alterations. If you’re losing weight, start on the later side. Having your dress made for you? This is when your seam stress needs to get to work, says Canter.
6-8 Weeks Out:
Your final fitting. This is your last chance to make dramatic changes, says Minshall. Minimize weight loss following this appointment to avoid additional alterations.