It's recommended that you shop for your bridal gown and headpiece 6-12 months ahead of the wedding date. Attendants and Mothers should shop 4-6 months ahead. This would also include the flower girl.
Although arrangements can sometimes be made to rush items in sooner - it's not worth the stress! You want the items in the store allowing plenty of time for alterations.
Sophie's requires a deposit of 50% to order merchandise. Layaway plans are available interest-free. Gowns are stored in the shop until the wedding date at no charge.