It really is NEVER too early begin your wedding dress shopping. Often brides don't realize that gowns take 6-8 months to arrive once ordered excluding alterations (which take 2 months). So honestly, the earlier you find your dream dress, the better! You would rather KNOW 100% that you can get the dress you LOVE without any hassle or stress. That is not to discount our brides who have last minute weddings, especially with the unforeseen circumstances of this past year... we will ALWAYS have an option for you whether that is with a sample dress ready to take, or to put a rush on a dress. Certain designers offer the option of a rush fee which at an added cost, can put your dress in to production quicker, allowing for a faster ship date. We don't recommend going down the route of a rush if possible as it is not always guaranteed. To help you begin the process, we recommend looking at pictures of gowns to see what you like the look of. Once you come in to Lovella, you will become aware that the process our stylists take you through is to make your experience simple, easy and refreshing. By showing a few images of things you like allows our stylists to get a vibe of what you like and then from trying gowns, they are able to build upon your vision to find you your dream dress... Just like that!