Some couples have engagement, what’s the next step? One of the first wishes of a bride to be is to find the unique wedding dress on big day. When should I buy the dress?
Ideally, you should begin looking at dresses twelve to eighteen months before your wedding, with a view to ordering your dress about 6-12 in advance. This will give you plenty of time for alterations to be done thoroughly, and for you to find the right wedding dress accessories, flowers, and hair style to complement the dress. Brides buying bridal gowns off the rack will still need to have some alterations done, but they may be able to get away with ordering a dress six to nine months before the wedding; around three months should be scheduled between the first and final fittings to allow time for alterations.
Brides that are looking for an unusual wedding dress should order a year in advance as well to give them time to find an alternative if they are disappointed with the gown when it arrives.