Post # 1
So my timeline is crunched b/c I live in one place, dress is in another, and the wedding is in another place. I can’t leave work to go to where the dress is for alterations until a month before the wedding.
Is it unrealistic to think I can get all my alterations done in a month? I figure if I do the first one a the 4 week mark and the second (and hopefully final) two weeks out.
Sidenote, that I may have to do my final fitting with a different seamstress, where the wedding is (b/c I’ll be there already).
I haven’t tried the dress on yet, so I have no idea how much alterations are going to be needed. I haven’t had any dramatic weight gains/losses since buying it, so hopefully it will not need major alterations.
Post # 3
I would really reccomend going with one seamstress. They all have their “ways!” Haha. I did all my dress alterations in less than a month, because we are close friends with the seamstress and she was sooo fast, too. Just make sure you trust the person!
Post # 4
@NavyBride2013: I’m in a similar situation… dress is in the state the wedding is in, my home state, (that’s where I bought it!) and I am living about 1000 miles away. My weight hasn’t changed in 5 years so I am just going to bank on that and get my first fitting when I’m home in December, my second one when I’m home in July, and then the last one a few days before the wedding (I have to work right up to it, very inflexible with time off). Fortunately we found a seamstress who gets the situation and is willing to work with us!
Post # 5
I will have to buy a $400 ish plane ticket to get back to where the dress is for the final fitting (versus having someone do it where the wedding is), but maybe it’s worth it to make sure the dress is altered by the same person. It wouldn’t mind flying back (where my parents are), it’s just one more cost and one more trip in the final weeks before the wedding!
It just makes me nervous doing it all in a month…but I guess I don’t have any other choice!
Post # 6
I think a month is fine as long as the seamstress says she can do it. I only needed one fitting (well, unless I lose a good amount of weight between now and the wedding or I see something I don’t like when I go to pick it up).
Post # 7
My dress was altered a month prior to our wedding, and I had it in my hands about 2 weeks prior! I think it’s doable.