It's that time of year where you'll be coming up with resolutions for the New Year, but especially if you're getting married in the near future, there's a couple more checklists you'll have to complete this year. Here's a checklist and timeline for your wedding dress and accessories that you can follow throughout 2018.
Initial appointment(s) - 9 to 12 months out
-Make your initial appointment 9-12 months out from your wedding if the length of your engagement allows. Planning a wedding is like having a whole other part-time job, so the more you can reduce stress, the more you'll enjoy the process. Ease the wedding dress process by giving yourself plenty of time to do research, try on gowns, and make that big decision.
(Also keep in mind that our gowns take 5-7 months to be made and we give 2 months for alterations on top of that.)
-Once your dress comes in, your wedding will finally feel like it's becoming a reality! You'll get that email from us, and you're more than welcome to try on the beauty with family or friends around!
Alterations - 6 to 8 weeks out
-Most dresses will need to have alterations, including hemming, lining, or bustling the gown. The first alteration session should ideally happen 6-8 weeks before your wedding date followed by any second or third sessions.
BUY - 8 to 10 weeks out
-Accessories including headpieces, veils, and belts should be ordered at least 8 weeks out giving enough time to receive everything in time for the big day.
This New Year, you'll have a clear vision of when to get your wedding dress and what the timeline will look like, so you can plan accordingly. Decreasing stress by planning ahead will ensure you have a successful and ENJOYABLE wedding experience.