Unfortunately, the dress's processing time was delayed by about 3 weeks. I ordered on the 19th of October and it was only shipped on the 19th of November. I received the order at the end of November, so shipping (to Japan) was very fast. There were no customs charges. I was dubious the dress was even being made a few weeks ago when it still hadn't been shipped and my wedding date was looming. In the end, LTB refunded the whole amount for the dress and I just paid for shipping and the other items.
Thankfully, it did arrive in time and was perfect. I will need to get it pressed before the day and will be wearing a fluffy red petticoat underneath to give it a little more shape (or oomph!).
I hope my review and pics have helped. The dress is so amazing, I just recommend to order with plenty of time to spare before the wedding/event day.