- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
Hello ladies! My wedding’s in August, and I bought my dress about a month ago in December. The salon told me they typically advise ordering at least six months out, so I was right on schedule. They told me to expect a call in late April or early May. Turns out that call came early, and my dress is in the salon!
On one hand, I’m thrilled, and I can’t wait to go try it on. On the other hand, this is way earlier than I expected, and I’m not really sure what to do. The dress was ordered in my current size, so I’m not too worried about it fitting me now, but I was hoping to lose the holiday weight plus an extra five pounds or so (nothing extreme, no more than fifteen pounds total) before my first fitting in May. Alas, it does not have a corset back for flexibility. The salon told me they can hold the dress for the time being, but I’m afraid that as wedding season rolls around and more dresses come in that won’t be the case. They asked me to call back to set an appointment – what would you do? Set it sooner, alter the dress, and hope it fits six months from now? Leave the dress in the salon and hope they don’t make me take it? Or try for something in the middle, like March, and just do the best I can? I don’t even know when alterations are normally done!
Aside from maintaining weight, I’m also a little anxious about storing the dress for so many months at home. Is there some kind of dress etiquette I need to know about to keep it clean and new for so long?
Thanks for your help!