Weddings: Steps Involved in a Wedding Dress - as part of the Wedding series by GeoBeats.
When selecting your gown make sure you realize it takes about 4 to 6 months for the gown to arrive. So once you have come in and chosen a gown that you love, realize it is going to take another 6 months for that gown to arrive in your size.
After that you want to allot 2 to 4 months for your fittings. Know your schedule. If you have a very tight schedule you are going to want a lot, at least 4 months. If you have a very free schedule then maybe 2 months would be enough to complete your fitting.
To keep all of this in mind you may want to get select a designer that will bring the gown in a little sooner. Some designers need more time. Shop for your gown at least a year in advance because you don't realize how much time it will really take to complete your dream dress and make it beautiful.