‘Tis the season to merry…and get engaged! Over the next few weeks, engagement rings will be flying out of jewelry stores faster than Santa’s reindeer can take to the sky. Should you be one of the lucky in love and find a Christmas miracle or New Year’s promise upon your left hand, there are few things you should check of your list. Most couples are quick to pick the date, the venue and even the menu shortly after the much awaited question. But as a bride, you have one really important task to accomplish-finding your perfect wedding dress.

Most wedding dresses are special orders which require a longer than usual ordering timeline. Wedding dress retailers work off of a shipping schedule set by the wedding gown designers to ensure the timely delivery of your wedding dress. The typical delivery time for a dress is 6 months. Be sure to factor in two months for alterations and aisle preparation. So, in case you lost count, it’s about eight months from purchase to aisle.

If you find yourself with a year or more to plan, shop with time on your side. But don’t overestimate your timeline. What if you have less than a year? Don’t stress out, but don’t delay. Time may play an important part in your purchase decision. Consider quick-ship dresses or purchasing a sample.

No matter your timeline, consider booking an appointment at Volle’s Bridal and Boutique in Lake Zurich, Illinois. Volle’s Bridal has an amazing collection of dresses from top designers and the most knowledgeable consultants in the Chicagoland area. Over the past 42 years, Volle’s Bridal has helped over 53,000 brides find the perfect wedding dress.

What are you waiting for? Get out there and find your dress. Unless of course, you are waiting for your Christmas miracle or New Year’s promise.

Be sure to check back soon for advice on things bridal, from wedding etiquette to practical day-of-the-wedding advice.

With love,