If you’re planning for your big day in the fall, the early spring (i.e. right now) is the perfect time of the year to start making preparations.
If you can be sure of one thing in life, it’s that you can never have too much preparation time when planning a wedding.
And with spring already upon us, it’s time to get fall wedding plans kicked into full gear!
Did you know that 40% of couples categorize wedding planning as ‘extremely stressful,’ with 71% describing it as ‘more nerve-wracking’ than other major life events?
Hey—we get it. It can be a lot to bite off.
And if you’re looking at beginning your own wedding preparations, you probably understand these statistics better than anyone!
So getting started early is important. It’ll help you to avoid some of that needless stress, and give you time to truly enjoy the wedding planning process.
And to be honest, isn’t that what it’s really all about?
Getting Married Requires Plenty Of Preparation Time
You’ll need to make a game-plan, pick out invitations, choose a venue, decide on decorations and colors—and perhaps most importantly, begin the process of finding the perfect dress to really bring it all together.
Remember—venues book up quickly, especially around key fall dates.
Vendors also book fast. Finding the right caterers, photographers, videographers, etc. is only half of it. Booking them and securing their services on your wedding day is also something that you should do well in advance.
If you’re not sure where to start, consider using a wedding checklist to help you bring it all together and make a plan of action.
We love this checklist from Brides.com.
If You’re Getting Married In The Fall, Get Your Dress Ordered In The Spring
The dress is most definitely a part of the ensemble that you’ll want to order early—as early as possible.
In other words—if you plan to get married in the fall, it’s in your best interest to start thinking about your dress today.
(Do you need some help picking out the perfect gown? Check out our options here.)
There Are Some Factors That Are Within Our Control…
Some matters pertaining to the ‘choosing and ordering of the dress’ are controllable—and thus, ordering early can help us to make sure that everything gets done sooner rather than later.
For example, choosing your dress can actually take a bit of time. You may want to try on a few different options, show a few people what they look like, do some research, get some opinions, and even sleep on it (maybe more than once) before making your final choice.
The good thing about this part, though, is that nearly every dress we carry is actually represented on-hand, in the store.
This is part of what makes MK Bridal a great choice, if you actually want to try on the dresses (which we absolutely recommend).
Of course, once you find the perfect style, we’ll special-order the dress specifically tailored to your size.
When the dress arrives, you’ll also probably need a few alterations. Thankfully, we also have staff on hand to speed that process up as well—but it’s always good to get started on those modifications as soon as possible, in order to avoid rushing to get them done right before the deadline for the wedding!
As a bride-to-be, you’re probably already well aware of the fact that there’s plenty to be stressed out about as it is.
Taking hurried time out of those final days before the wedding to alter the dress will just pile more stress on top of your already challenging wedding-day timeline.
There Are Also Some Things That Just Aren’t Controllable…
We all know that this world is getting crazier by the day!
And unfortunately, this can also translate to longer shipping times for wedding dresses.
We’re always striving to get our special-order dresses in as fast as possible, but it never hurts to start the process sooner, rather than later.
Sometimes, we also see handling delays with manufacturers. This is partly due to the surge in demand. But it can also be caused by other variables.
We love the manufacturers we utilize for our wedding dresses. But sometimes, it’s important to understand that it can take some time to even get the dresses shipped!
Supply chain issues can also sometimes cause ‘rifts’ in the wedding-dress shipping chain.
This is unfortunate. But hey—we live in a world where it seems to get more difficult by the day to ship things quickly and on time!
So placing your order earlier gives you your best possible shot at making sure that your dress arrives on time and without issue.
Hopefully, this post has inspired you to take action today to start looking for the perfect dress for your big day this fall.
We love fall weddings! And we hate to admit that we’re a little biased—but we’re all about the bride here at MK Bridal.
So let’s work together to make your upcoming fall wedding the perfect day that it deserves to be.
Not sure how to get started? Contact us today. We’d be happy to help you!