Congratulations! You have a ring on your finger and are getting ready to walk down the aisle. There is just one catch… now you have to plan the wedding of your dreams. There are hundreds of wedding timelines online and every married person now wants to share their wedding planning experience.
If there is one thing that should be set in stone on your timeline it is that YOU should say yes to the dress 9-months in advance and here are some reasons why.
Reason 1: More gown options!
There are hundreds of wedding gown options out there. A standard special order wedding gown takes around 6 months to get to you. Don’t forget that you need to add in a few extra months for alterations. When you shop 9 months in advance you allow yourself to have all of the beautiful wedding gown options available. When you wait too long to shop you begin to be restricted to off-the-rack gowns. There is certainly nothing wrong with off-the-rack gowns but your options are more limited.
Reason 2: It will save you money!
Yes, shopping in advance can save you money! The longer you wait to find your dream wedding gown the more expensive things can be. Designers offer expedited shipping of gowns which is called a rush. That rush isn’t free though. A standard rush can range from $75 upwards to $300. Don’t forget… that is an additional fee to the current price of shipping. Additionally, many seamstresses charge extra for speedy alterations. During peak alterations season, you can be charged up to double to have quick alterations done.
Reason 3: Shopping is more fun!
Wedding dress shopping can be stressful and sometimes a little overwhelming, add a time crunch to that and it can be less than enjoyable. When you shop 9-months in advance you are able to fully enjoy your shopping experience! It gives you time to relax and enjoy instead of feeling like a race against the clock.
For some brides, this article just gave you a sigh of relief and for others, we can feel your heartbeat picking up. Don’t stress though, at Gretchen’s Bridal Gallery we are here for YOU! No matter what your timeline. Well… what are you waiting for? Book your wedding dress shopping appointment today at Gretchen’s Bridal Gallery.