Post # 1
I need some advice about my dress – I have a Pronovias that I got from Once Wed for my May 2010 wedding, and it’s now sitting in its big beautiful box in my mom’s house. I found a seamstress that is supposed to be the best in Boston, and she has great recommendations. But when should I take my dress in for my first fitting? Six months before the wedding?
Post # 3
Wow, I think that’s way too soon. You are going to end up fluxuating in weight and going through six rounds of alterations. I personally put it off to the last minute.
Post # 4
Typically it’s two months for the first fitting, 4-6 weeks for the 2nd and a few days before for the third and final fitting. My first fitting is scheduled for two weeks from now, and we are 56 days from the wedding now – so it will be at the 6 week mark. I am using a lady down in RI. HTH.
Post # 5
I always thought it was 6 months too. I am also a May 2010 bride and have recently bought my dress. The bridal shop I bought it from told me that I would need alterations because it was too big and that I should wait 6 months before my wedding date. But it’s really up to you.
Post # 6
my dress came in 2.5 months before the wedding. my first fitting was 1.5 months before the wedding, 2nd fitting will be ~ 1 month before, final fitting will be the week before. i’ve heard horror stories about people losing / gaining weight in the last 2 wks before the wedding b/c of stress so i’d suggest pacing yourself to make that last fitting as late as possible.
Post # 7
I did my first fitting almost a month before the wedding. I had to go back for additional alterations because of weight fluctuations, but luckily got a spectacular fit just 2 days before I left for the wedding!