Wedding season will be here before you know it, and if you are looking for a wedding gown, it is essential to get the shopping process started early.
Wedding gowns typically need to be specially ordered because there may be limited sizes and colors available unless you wear a precise (sample) size.
If you are recently engaged or starting to plan your wedding, you may be wondering what the best time is to find that perfect wedding dress!
To help make your dress buying journey easier, here’s everything you need to know!
The Best Time of Year to Buy a Wedding Dress
January is the best month to find a wedding gown for purchase. Winter brings Christmas and New Year’s Eve, which typically sees an increase in proposals from other months of the year. As a result, wedding professionals, including our designers and tailors, will step up their game during this time of year due to an influx of brides looking for the perfect wedding gown.
One of the benefits of purchasing a wedding gown in January is that you are giving yourself lots of time for the shopping, ordering, and fitting processes.
Late spring, summer, and early fall is prime wedding season. So, buying your dress in January gives you at least four months for alterations and a roomier timeline for finding accessories, jewelry, and other accouterments.
Why is January the Best Time of Year to Purchase Your Dress?
Other than timeline considerations, what makes January the best time of year to purchase your wedding dress?
Here’s the answer:
Release of New Collections
When the New Year rings in, it’s a great time to find the latest styles on offer. Wedding gown designers send out their newest dress collections in January, which means that you will be the first to see and try the new styles for the upcoming wedding seasons.
At Viero Bridal, we carry the highest quality affordable wedding dresses from top wedding designers. Giving yourself lots of time to ensure that your dress will arrive in time for fittings and fit perfectly for your nuptials.
Most bridal gowns take around 8-12 weeks to manufacture, so brides getting married in the summer must start wedding gown shopping early.
This may mean there is a bit of a rush on best-selling styles and designers. But, don’t worry. Increasingly more brides are choosing fall and winter weddings over summer nuptials, which means there is never a bad time to find the perfect dress. As long as you give yourself some time for the dress to arrive safely and have alterations completed, your gown (and you) will be ready for the big day.
Custom ordering from a premium wedding dress boutique, like Viero Bridal, means you have the option of choosing your own dress, or you can design a couture-inspired gown. While you will need to meet with our designer to create your perfect dress, alterations are not an issue since all pieces are tailored to fit your body.
Newly Discontinued Gowns
If you have had your eye on a particular style, you may have difficulty finding it mid-season. This is because there’s typically a time limit on the availability of discontinued wedding dresses. So if you find something that catches your eye, don’t hesitate to inquire about it.
If a gown from an older line is in stock, you may be able to purchase it. However, if this is not the case, a custom-design gown is a viable option.
January Wedding Dress Shopping
When dress shopping in January, it is a good idea to plan for inclement weather. If you are visiting our wedding dress boutique in New York or Chicago, for example, you may experience significant snowfall that prevents you from getting to the store.
When setting your plans, pick a second date in case the first one doesn’t pan out.
Getting a wedding dress can be time-sensitive because the best dresses need to be ordered, and special orders could take up to six weeks. But, that doesn’t mean that January is necessarily the right time for you.
Certainly, it is the time to find the latest dresses and collections, but if your wedding is in November, you can take a few more months to mull things over.
All you need to do is purchase a dress well in advance of the wedding. You also need to factor into this timeline any allowance needed for shipping or design.
Your Wedding Gown
Veiro Bridal has some of the best bridal shops in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.
Book an appointment with us to browse through our glamorous wedding gowns. Our wedding professionals will help you find the perfect style and make the shopping experience something to remember.
Before you purchase your wedding gown, think very carefully about a number of important factors. Consider how different styles will look on you, how they will complement your body shape, suit the venue and style of your wedding, and whether or not you will be comfortable. When choosing your wedding gown, keep in mind the parts of yourself you like best and make them the focal point.
Spend some time searching Pinterest, wedding and fashion blogs, wedding magazines, and website photos of your favorite gowns to bring to your appointment as a reference.
At Viero Bridal, we offer expert advice and help you find the perfect dress, so be sure to book early for a consultation.
If you have any other questions about wedding gowns or the process of finding your perfect dress, feel free to contact us!