When to Shop and Buy Your Wedding Dress

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Nov 12, 2021

Finding the perfect wedding dress for your big day is one of the most important aspects of planning your wedding. Finding the right dress is key, and it’s even more important you find it on time so that you’re as low-stress as possible. The last thing you want is to be worried about your dress in the weeks leading up to the wedding, so we’re giving you an ideal timeline of what to expect when planning. 

Start Early


There’s only two things you need to do before booking your shopping appointments: find a venue and set your date. You want to be able to have a clear vision of your wedding in your head, and the main basis of that is the setting and season. This will make shopping much easier!



Begin shopping 10-12 months ahead of your wedding date. This may seem long, but it’s the amount of time you’ll need to find your dress with time to spare. Your designer needs several months to construct and sew your wedding dress, as it’s a high-end garment with couture quality that needs plenty of time to be created. 



Your dress will take several months to arrive, and once it does you’ll typically need around two months for alterations. Altering your wedding dress ensures that the dress will fit flawlessly, so that you walk down the aisle in a gown that’s beautiful and comfortable. 

Ready to start shopping? Book an appointment at Irini’s Originals and find your dream dress.