I'm looking at getting married this November which is just about 5 months away... I have my heart set on a Madeline Gardner wedding gown. Would 5 months give me enough time to get the dress?
It depends on where you get it from. Usually they say you're supposed to order the dress a year in advance to give room for it being made and alterations. Go in and get that dress asap and talk to the people there.
i ordered my dress from lightinthebox.com and it came in a month.
You need to get down to a bridal shop asap lady!
My Sophia Tolli dress takes 5 months to come into the shop then the shop need 2 weeks for the alterations I've asked for. I ordered mine just in time (last month). I'm also getting married November and the dress will be in the shop on the 10th of October so I'm cutting it really fine.
Having said that, my Bridal shop told me that Sophia Tolli are one of the slowest of the designers. Other designers that they stock take 3-4 months so don't panic yet. Just get moving!
If you hear bad news about your Madeline Gardner gown then you'll have 2 options.
1. Pay for it to be pushed to the front of the queue (not always possible but sometimes is).
2. Find the same gown, second hand on http://sellyourweddingdress.com/ or http://www.sellmyweddingdress.com/ and simply get it altered.
9 months (mine did at least). You can rush it, but you have to pay extra for that...
I'd get on it TODAY!
The timing varies by designer, but I have heard 6 - 8 months in advance is typical recommended normal delivery times. The shop you deal with may be able to order your dress as a "rush order" to get it sooner, but that will cost you money!
When I ordered mine through a salon it took a full 6 months to come. Then they told me I needed at least 6 weeks for alterations, so I ordered mine 8 months in advance. You'll be pretty limited at 5 months, but it just depends on the specific designer and the level of detail (such as beading) on your dress.
There's no way of telling, you have to actually contact a local store that can order the gown for you and find out how long that designer takes to send the dress to them. Keep in mind you will also need 60-90 days for alterations- mine took 4 mos but the gown only took 2 mos to arrive. It was a different designer though. You have to find a good bridal shop that will work with the designer and nag them until they send the gown. The idiots at the shop I ordered from went on vacation and quit returning my calls, meanwhile the designer went under so my gown experience was a nightmare. Ask your married friends if they would recommend the shop where they got their gowns.
I was told 3 months but it came in store after 6 weeks. If your worried speak to the sales assistant they will be more than happy to accommodate your needs.