Rule of thumb for ordering wedding gowns is to plan for about 8-10 months in advance. Many designer dresses take approximately 5 months to go through the order process. This would then leave plenty of time for alterations, which are recommended about 2 months before the wedding. We always keep our brides in the loop about what exactly is happening with her dress. If you have any questions, need a shorter timeline, or are curious about the possibilities, please contact us. We are happy to help! Tip: Ordering your dress and waiting until closer to your wedding time allows for any body changes and a more accurate fit.