I am trying to plan on when to get my dress for my Sept 2010 wedding. I am going to Europe for work in the early winter and I though about waiting until then and see if I can find something cute from a small boutique. I do want to start shopping and trying some on to see which STYLE of gown I would like before my trip. Do you think waiting to get a dress after January (if I don't find anything in Europe) would be too late? I am a street size 6 with an average build, so I don't think I need any special ordering. I know of a great seamstress in my hometown. How did your process go? How far out did you shop? Thank you for all of your help.