The answer to this question depends upon what you are ordering. See the catagory below that fits your needs.
Most wedding gowns require 12 to 14 weeks for delivery. Bridal designers and consultants recommend ordering six to eight months before the wedding to allow for alterations after the gown arrives.
If your wedding is closer than the needed time to order, there are several options available. All gowns may be purchased off the rack at Rushville Bridal. We can call designers to check for stock in their warehouses for immediate shipping. A limited number of designers have quick service programs with delivery between 2 and 4 weeks.
Bridesmaid gowns are similar to wedding gowns with delivery times of 8 to 10 weeks. Recommended ordering is still 6 months before the wedding.
Bridesmaid gowns may also be purchased off the rack but multiple gowns of the same style are not available in the store. Designers will also not stock many of these gowns. Some designers will select their best sellers for hanging stock or quick shipments. Rush fees will apply to many of these quick service options.
Prom gowns are very different from wedding gowns. These gowns are usually available for a short time period and discontinued quickly. Most designers will produce a limited quantity of each gown and when they are sold, they are no longer available. A few designers will offer special orders. But many times, the time required for those orders are too long to be useful. Therefore, most prom gowns are purchased off the rack. If the gown you want is not in the store or is the wrong size or color, we are happy to check with the designer to fill your order. If the designer has the gown, it will be shipped right away. If the designer does not have the gown, a ship date will be given for approximate arrival. Ship dates will range from 6 to 14 weeks.
So the short story for prom is SHOP EARLY!
Since tuxes are rentals and not purchase items, order time is much shorter. Recommended time to order tuxedos is 6 weeks before the wear date. This means that all persons in the wedding party need to be measured and pay the deposit at least 6 weeks before the wear date. Tuxedo rentals will be available for orders up to 10 days before the wear date but may have limited selection of styles and accessories. Tuxedos ordered less than 10 days before the wear date will also be assessed a rush order fee.