The Busy Bride’s Guide to Last-Minute Wedding Dress Shopping

You’re weeks away from your wedding — but there’s still no dress hanging in your closet. Whether you just haven’t found something you love, you had a change of heart, or you knew you’d have a short shopping window, no need to panic! There are still plenty of white wedding gowns that you can get your hands on before the big day. Expedite your shopping process by starting with these last-minute wedding dress sellers.

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Bridal Salons
Just because you need a dress, like, yesterday doesn’t mean you can’t hit the bridal salon. Just know that you won’t have the same treatment (or options) as a bride whose wedding is in a year. Call ahead to make sure the shop has off the rack dresses available, which are sold as is (meaning minimal sizes options and likely some damage from multiple try-ons). Still, with a little love and care dresses purchased off-the-rack can be just as pretty and less pricey!

ShopBop

This online retailer’s wedding boutique is full of stunning bridal gowns. When you finally pick one out (it might be hard; they’re all so gorg), shop the site for accessories, shoes, lingerie, and pretty much everything else you need to complete your wedding-day look. And with three-day shipping, you don’t have to worry about being dress-less on the big day.

Sample Sales
Every so often, bridal salons and designers host sample sales, which let them clear their stash to make more room for the next collection of gowns. The “last-season” dresses are significantly marked down — so much that these sales tend to get kind of crazy. Still, if you need a dress stat, a sample sale can get you a gorgeous designer gown in a flash and at an amazing price.

BHLDN
It’s really, really hard to not fall in love with everything from BHLDN — especially the wedding gowns. This bridal brand is always on top of trends: Just look at the collection of bridal dresses and you’ll see an amazing array of styles, colors, cuts and more. No matter your vibe, you’ll find the perfect dress (and then you can quickly order it online — check the dress info for shipping times).

J. Crew
This swoon-worthy chain may only have a few brick-and-mortar stores, but the wedding collection is available online! If you pick a dress that’s in stock, you can get it the next day (not-in-stock picks could take up to six business days). J.Crew’s dresses are mostly sleek, simple, and unfussy, but you’ll find little white dresses and out-of-the-ordinary pieces like bridal shorts, too.

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