Planning a wedding is a big undertaking, and one of the most important decisions you'll make is when to buy your wedding dress. In an ideal world, you should start your dress shopping experience one year before your wedding date. This gives you enough time to compare prices, find the dress of your dreams, and make any necessary modifications. However, if you don't have that much time, there are other options available.
A good rule of thumb for when to buy your wedding dress is to shop 6 to 12 months before the wedding. This allows you to consider the season and popular styles for wedding dresses, as well as giving designers the necessary delivery time to create your dress from scratch. It also ensures that you avoid any urgent fees and have enough time for modifications after the dress arrives. If you don't have that much time, you can still find a dress that fits your needs.
January is a popular month for designers to launch new collections and offer discounts on their previous collections. You can also look into buying a dress off-the-rack, which is a good option for brides who don't have time to wait for a custom dress to be made. No matter what option you choose, make sure you schedule your wedding dress appointments 9 to 12 months before your wedding date. This will give you enough time to order the dress between 8 and 9 months before the wedding.
Your first fitting should take place about 2 months before the wedding, and the second one a month later. Finally, make sure you pick up the dress 1 to 2 weeks before the big day. At Rustic and Main, we're committed to helping you create personalized wedding bands that reflect your unique love story. We understand that finding the perfect wedding dress can be stressful, but with proper planning and research, you can find the perfect dress for your special day.