Gown Ordering 101

Author: #LadyofLace Sondra
When planning a wedding, finding the perfect gown can be one of the most daunting tasks out there. Don’t worry though! We have all the information you need to make sure you get your dream gown for your big day. 

The first step in finding the perfect dress is figuring out your timeline. Most dresses take between 7- 9 months on average to arrive. Now, in addition to that, you want to try to have your dress arrive at least 2 months before the big day to accommodate for alterations. Every wedding dress needs a few tweaks here and there in order to look picture perfect on the wedding day. We always like to recommend starting your dress journey no later than 10 months before the wedding day. Of course, it never hurts to have your gown earlier than needed. More time to get your bridal look perfect = less stress!

 Do you have less than 10 months before the big day? Don’t fret! We’ve got a few ways we can still help you find that dream gown.


Some of the designers we carry actually offer a rush option in order to get your gown in time. Some designers offer a rush as quick as 8 weeks, some offer a rush closer to 16 weeks. The timeline for a rush varies designer to designer, so definitely inquire about this with your bridal stylist. We are here to help you however we can!


Another option for a gown needed for a quickly approaching wedding is shopping with our sister store The Reading Bridal Outlet. Every gown there is offered off the rack. Essentially the dress you say yes to in store at RBO gets to come home with you the same day!

As far as accessory ordering such as veils and jewelry, those typically take roughly 10 weeks to arrive. We even offer styled accessory appointments where you are able to come in and take time to finish curating your bridal look. 


Stay tuned for our next post which will go over what to bring to your bridal appointment to help you say “Yes”!