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When Should I Go Wedding Dress Shopping?

You've just said "YES" to forever with the person of your dreams! The excitement is real as you begin to plan your special day. Where will you say "I do?" What flowers will you choose? What will you wear? There's many important decisions to plan a day as unique as your love story.

So, when is the perfect time to shop for the dress of your dreams? Taking into account order times, accessorizing and alterations, we've created the ideal dress shopping timeline!


After the Proposal

There's a rush of excitement as you scroll through Pinterest saving all the gorgeous gowns you can't wait to try on! Maybe you've had your wedding board planned for years or maybe this is the first time you've thought about what bridal gown you want to wear. No matter what stage you are at, head to our Pinterest and browse through all the dreamy gowns we have available in our store.

Can't decide between minimal or boho? Chic or classic? No worries! That's what our team of expert stylists will help you figure out at your bridal appointment!

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12-18 Months Before Your Special Day

You've just secured the perfect venue for your special day. What now? Give Miss Ruby Boutique a call to schedule your bridal experience!

We recommend saying "YES" to the dress 12-18 months before your big day. Saying "YES" to a made to order gown means waiting 6-8 months before it arrives in store. We promise that when YOUR dress arrives in store, it will be worth the wait!

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10-12 Months Before Your Special Day

The dress of your dreams is beginning to be made so what do you do while you wait? Call your besties and get ready for the best girls day ever...your bridesmaid appointment! You're already a #MissRubyBride, now it's time to find the perfect dresses for your best friends! Plus, since you said "YES" to the dress at Miss Ruby, your girls will receive 10% off their gowns, woohoo!

You have your wedding colors picked out and with the help of our expert stylists, your vision will come to life. With gowns for EVERY body, our stylist will ensure each bridesmaid feels confident and beautiful while standing next to you on your big day!

With order times from 4-6 months, we recommend selecting and ordering your bridesmaid gowns 10-12 months before your wedding.

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4-6 Months Before Your Special Day

You're gown has arrived! How exciting! As you head to Miss Ruby to try on YOUR dress, read this to help you prepare.

Trying on your gown for the first time may be one of the only chances you get to see your bridal look all together. If you didn't select a veil, hairpiece, jewelry or belt at your bridal appointment, now is the perfect time to complete your look! Shop our exclusive collection of bridal accessories to add the finishing touches to your wedding gown.

Twice a year, we host our Bling & Bubbly! At this event you'll find exclusive accessories, special vendor guests and of course, Bubbly!

As many of our pieces are customizable, order times vary from 2-4 months!

3 Months Before Your Special Day

All your shopping is done and your big day is right around the corner! It's time to take your dress to one of our incredibly talented, recommended seamstresses! Alterations are necessary for all gowns to ensure it fits you like a glove!

Need us to send you the list of our recommended seamstress, just let us know!

Miss Ruby Bridal Alterations

Your Special Day

The day has finally arrived! It's your wedding day! Unbag your gown, steam out any wrinkles and step into the gown of your dreams!

Planning a Wedding on a Time Crunch?

Not all brides have 12-18 months to plan their wedding and that's OKAY! Maybe you're having a short engagement, planning an epic elopement or simply just pushed off dress shopping. No matter what your timeline is, we have a dress for you! With expedited shipping, limited designer stock availability or gowns ready to take home the same day, there are plenty of options for brides with shorter timelines!

We highly recommend shopping our monthly Bridal Flash Sales. You'll find exquisite designer styles available off-the-rack for incredible prices plus, you'll get to take your dream dress home right away!

Whether your big day is 2 years or 2 months away, we are here to ensure you walk down the aisle wearing the dress of your dreams!


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