We want your wedding dress shopping experience to be fun, easy and memorable for all the right reasons so we suggest you start dress shopping once you’re ready to make a purchase. It’s important to have some of your wedding details in place such as your venue and the date for the big day. Dresses can take anywhere from 4 to 8 months to arrive. We can sometimes place a priority order if you need it sooner, but the designers will charge extra for rush orders. Finally, most brides will also need to allow at least 4 weeks for any alterations to be done.