Posted by Jade Locke on June 02, 2017
One of the most frequent questions I receive is: "when should I order my gown?" If I were a bride today and planning my wedding any time within a year of the wedding is a good time to order. My production schedule books out anywhere from 8-16 weeks depending on the time of year. When you place your order that means there could be at least 8 weeks of orders ahead of yours. It is important to plan ahead especially when working with a seamstress that does custom work. We like ample time and get tired of staying up late. There may also be production delays because of back ordered supplies so ordering ahead of schedule helps both of us whilst any delays.
Taking rush orders usually means I am willing to stay up late and work on your gown and sacrifice sleep. I do receive requests to make custom gowns in less than 2 weeks. It is next to impossible to take those rush orders. I usually have to order fabrics as soon as you place an order and that can take at least a week to receive. Rush orders are now very limited and will usually require a rush fee when ordered less than 30 days prior to your event.
What if I plan to order a gown and am worried about loosing weight?
You can still place a deposit for a custom gown to hold your place in line. If I am booked out 12 weeks that gives you 12 weeks to loose weight and submit your measurements. Remember corsets lace tighter!
*If you place a deposit in June and want a gown finished by October you can literally wait almost all summer to send me your measurements. Much better to plan early then later. ;)