When to Buy Your Wedding Dress

When to Buy Your Wedding Dress

The most important part about picking out your wedding dress is giving yourself enough time to do so. If you’re eager to begin the search for the gown of your dreams, you’re in luck! It’s never too early to start shopping. More often than not, we find that brides underestimate how long of a process this can be. Here’s a timeline to guide you through wedding dress shopping:

Before You Shop


First things first, we recommend that you decide on the venue and date of your ceremony before you begin shopping. This will give you an idea of the setting and season you’ll be wearing your dress in, and can help simplify your shopping experience. We also recommend that you find some inspiration online and bring photos of your favorite dresses with you to your appointment.

10-12 Months Before Your Wedding


You should expect to start booking your shopping appointments about a year in advance, -- yes, a year. The time it takes to narrow down thousands of options alone can be lengthy, but it’s also important to consider that your gown is a high-quality garment made just for you. From sourcing materials to sewing each piece together, it can take your designer several months to complete your dress. 



After your dress arrives, you’ll need a few extra fittings leading up to your big day. The final and most important step to the wedding dress of your dreams is alterations! The alterations process ensures that your gown fits flawlessly, and can take about 2 months to complete. 


Ready to find the wedding dress of your dreams? Book your appointment with Breathless Bridal today!