fashion timeline

This is our expert guideline for all of your wedding fashion!


Your personal stylist will help you do all of this here and keep you on track, but everyone likes a checklist...especially when there's so much to do!

□  Book your bridal appointment.

□  Decide on your dress budget. This should be separate from accessories and alterations.

□  Shop for and buy your dress. They really do take up to 6 months to order!

□  Book your finishing touches appointment...we have everything you need here to complete your look!

□  Book your bridesmaid dress appointment.

□  Decide on a bridesmaid dress style and/or color palate at your bridesmaid appointment.

□  Give your bridesmaids a deadline on when to place their dress orders. They should be ordered 5-6 months before the wedding.

□  Shop for and buy your accessories at your finishing touches appointment. They take up to 4 months to order and you will need them for your alterations, so it's a good idea to make sure everything is here when you come to pick up.

□  Book your mother's dress appointment, or at least start suggesting it to her...a lot of moms wait too long because they want to lose weight.

□  Finalize your bridesmaid order and request a free color swatch if possible (not all designers offer them).

□  Have all of the mothers in the wedding party buy their dresses.

□  Research and select a seamstress to do your bridal alterations. We have a list of seamstresses we recommend if you need one.

□  Book your alteration appointments with your seamstress.

□  Book your tuxedo/suit appointment at Madeleine's Daughter Formal (right next door!).

□  Pick up your dress and accessories.

□  Have your first fitting with your seamstress.

□  Decide on the suits or tuxedos the party will be wearing.

□  Give groomsmen a deadline on when to get their measurements to MD Formal. They should have them at least a month before the wedding.

□  Have your second fitting with your seamstress.

□  Pick up and distribute your bridesmaid and mothers dresses. We can ship to them for an additional charge if that is easier.

□  Have bridesmaids and mothers set up and begin their alterations.

□  Finalize your tuxedo order (make sure MD Formal has all the groomsmen's info).

□  Have your final fitting with your seamstress and schedule your pick up appointment.