When should I start looking for my wedding gown?
This has to be one of the most asked questions in Bridal and it’s a good one. Unlike buying clothing from the high street a wedding gown has an ordering process and can take up to 9 months to arrive. You also need to factor in time for any appointments you may need with a seamstress to allow for minor tweaks to your gown., which can add on 6-8 weeks depending on her workload.
Hoping you aren’t panicked at this stage we advise that your gown shopping should start no more than 18months before your wedding date. This allows time for viewing collections at a couple of shops and having time to make that important decision without any pressure of ‘Will the gown arrive in time?’
Of course we have helped Brides who haven’t allowed this length of time and it is achievable with stock gowns and ‘Rush’ delivery fees but who needs the stress and extra cost of it all.
So what’s a ‘Rush’ delivery fee? Well you may have guessed it from the name rush most wedding gown suppliers can (for a fee) process your order slightly earlier than the standard delivery times they have running. This fee can cost you up to £150 (depending on the designer) which yes is on top of your gown price so if you can avoid it plan ahead and allow time.
We offer our ‘Style & Fit Appointment’ for anyone with more than 18months to the wedding date and who may want some extra guidance to their personal body shape. This appointment is an excellent starting point to wedding gown shopping and helps you focus on what you are looking for in the world of Bridal.
Please follow the links below for more information, when we are back in the shop after this lockdown call us with any queries we’re happy to help
Take care, stay safe,
Team LFB XX