It is recommended that parents start shopping with their daughters of communion age in January, and purchase a communion dress by the end of February. This will eliminate any stress and ensure that every little girl can find the perfect communion dress for them and have no problem getting the dress in time for their special day.
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Although children’s communions are not until May, the buying season for communion dresses actually starts in late December. Most communion dress designers start shipping stock to retail stores in mid December, but for special orders they have between an 8 week and 16 week delivery. This means that if waiting until March to buy a communion dress, and it is not in stock, it will be received between May and July depending on the designer.
Sweetie Pie Collection is one of the communion dress designers with the fastest delivery in the industry, and they can only guarantee 8 week rush delivery, although they always have extra stock on order to accommodate last minute orders. For couture communion dresses, Sweetie Pie Collection offers as quick as a 5 week express delivery option on their Sweetie Premiere line of silk communion dresses.
This is especially true for plus size communion dresses. Most companies have limited selection and stock of plus size communion dresses. Sweetie Pie Collection is one of the only companies in the industry that offer their entire line of communion dresses in plus sizes, but they are available by special order only, with an 8 week delivery time.
For late shoppers, there will still be dresses available, the selection will just be much more limited than for the early shoppers. Individuals who wait until April to shop will most likely be limited to stock left over in stores and hope that the sizes of the dresses they love will be available in stock.