Wedding Dress Timeline – When should you buy your wedding gown?

Wedding Dress Timeline

When should you buy your wedding gown?

 If you’re this page, it means he finally popped the question! Congratulations! This also means that you’re in a search for answers about everything wedding related. And the most important aspect of the wedding is obviously, your dress. This is a big deal indeed so that’s why we want to make things as clear as possible for you. When should you start looking for a dress and when should you have the first fittings?

8 to 12 months before the wedding

Plan your Budget right

Once your wedding budget is set, you need to have in mind a clear wedding dress budget. It’s important that you know this and stick to it as much as possible.  From this budget it might be wise to keep aside 10-20% for accessories like veil, jewellery, shoes etc.

Do Your Research

This is essential. Find out what type of dress you like most and fits you best( if you don’t already know). Speaking with a specialist might be very useful. We offer a free consultation with one of our designers during which you can try on a few dresses and see what type of dress is best for you. 

Your venue style might also help narrowing down your choices. We’ve also put together a list of silhouettes you can browse through and see which one is better for you.  There are plenty of options, so keep your mind open and try on as much as possible.

Start Shopping

With a clearer image of your perfect wedding dress, you can now start shopping for your dream gown. List in the help of your best friends as well. They know you better than anyone else so why not have them help you decide. If you think you can do without them, it’s ok but any help will be great especially if you think you might be overwhelmed.  If you like a specific designer, try to find pout if they have a trunk show( travelling show of their collection) at a salon near you. 

8 Months before the Wedding

Buy/ Order your Dress

About 8 months before your big day is ideal to have already a decision. You know its the one so this is the time to start the process of owning it. The shop will usually ask you for a 50 to 60 percent deposit on the dress in order to start working on it and delivering it without any delays. It should normally take 10 to 12 weeks from the moment you order the dress until it’s completely done so its good to have it ordered in time. Of course there can be exceptions and the process can be sped up but you wan to be safe with this.

5 Months to go

Shop for Undergarments

This is one of the most overlooked details in a wedding dress plan. Its important to have the underwear at your very first fitting, just in case. This way if the fit is not perfect, you will know it straight away. 

Pros and Cons of Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

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Pros & Cons of Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses

Long sleeve wedding dresses are classic, romantic and extra chic. We believe that a long sleeve wedding gown will never go out of style. However some brides may be concerned about how practical and comfortable long sleeves are.

Here are some of the Pros and Cons of Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses:

Long sleeves are perfect for weddings in fall or winter as they would keep you warm. If your wedding it’s in the summer but you are committed to have a long sleeve wedding dress we would suggest to use either mesh or a flowy, luxurious chiffon or romantic lace for the sleeves.

If you are worried that you won’t be able to freely move and you would like to have some fun on the dance floor on the special day, we would suggest to choose a stretch fabric. There is a wide variety of stretch laces available in different shades of white. 

If you find ‘the one’ in a Ready to Wear collection, sleeves have to be very often altered to fit perfectly. Also sleeves can be added to most dress, if you fall in love with a gown that doesn’t have them.

We also offer our Bridal by Petriiski brides the option of detachable sleeves. We carefully create a system for the sleeves to be detached and for the bride to have two looks in one dress. 

This practical option helped many of our brides to look perfect while, feeling comfortable and confident throughout their wedding day. 

Stunning wedding dresses with long sleeves.

Our Lillian wedding gown has gorgeous, light, flowy long sleeves made of luxuriant Italian georgette chiffon. This dress is perfect for a contemporary, elegant wedding. Made for the bride with effortless style, confidence and passion. This unique, flattering dress combines all the right elements for a timeless bridal look. 

Bold, sexy & elegant, our Audrey dress showcases long sleeves made of laser cut Rayon stretch lace and a fitted mermaid skirt. This gown is perfect for a glamours and luxurious wedding.  This comfortable and easy to wear wedding gown will make the bride shine on her special day. 

The Kate gown is the long-sleeve wedding dress of your dreams. It’s made of a unique combination of french laces on mesh, paired with a flattering classic fit and an elegant low back. The sleeves are made of mesh and are comfortable, luxurious and easy to wear. 

This delicate, charming gown it’s perfect for a vintage style wedding and would make the bride feel special and unique. 

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