Post # 1
Hi Bee’s –
My Dress has arrived 🙂 I didn’t expect it to come in so soon, but it is here.
My wedding isn’t until May, so 8 months. I was reading the boards and most people didn’t have their first fitting until two months outs.
Should I just wait until March to have a fitting? I certainly don’t want to have it altered and then worry about my weight fluctuating. Please let me know what you plan or actually did in this situation.
Thanks for reading!
Post # 3
I got my dress in then had the fitting a little over a month later. I think there’s an option to have another fitting a month before but I think it’s fine now the way it is…
Post # 4
My dress came in a week ago and my wedding is in April. They suggested I wait until January to start alterations. So Feb/March should be a good time for you.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I’m in the same boat! My dress just came in too! They told me to call and schedule an appointment to try it on, which I still need to do. I guess I will just go from there based on their recommendations. The store I got my dress from has been really great. I think I will probably wait to do alterations until a little closer to the wedding.
Post # 6
@Meant2Bee: I had my dress about a year out from my wedding. I had my first fitting at a month before the wedding as the alterations which had to be done were more to the hem and the straps than the actual fit of the dress itself.
Post # 7
@Meant2Bee: Mine is scheduled to arrive just before Christmas and the wedding isn’t until may (the store told me to order before Mid-October to be SURE it would be here in time) I ordered a week ago. They told me I’d have the dress in my possession for a few months before the fittings – so i guess they won’t store it for me. They recommended waiting until March for my first fitting.
Post # 8
@Meant2Bee: I would suggest to at least go and try it on now to get an idea of what kind of alterations will be needed. The bodice of mine was about 3 inches too short and my tatas were barely covered! Stressed me out but luckily I tried it on right away so they had time to send the dress back to the designer to correct the issue.
Post # 9
My dress is in now and my wedding is the end of April. I don’t plan to have a fitting until a couple of months before. The dress should fit as is, but I am working on losing some weight so we’ll see how that goes!!
ETA: I will try it on when I pick it up just to make sure there are no defects and that it fits as it should, but won’t even consider alterations until closer to the wedding.
Post # 10
@Pink Asawa: Thanks for the suggestion! I’m thinking about going to “try it on” in December when my bridal party is in town, then going back in March for an alterations appointment if needed
Post # 11
@Meant2Bee: my wedding is in August, and I’m having a “try-on” end of Jan. I agree wih PP – try it on now, but wait to have it altered closert to the wedding.
Post # 12
@Meant2Bee: I got my dress now even though my wedding isn’t for eleven months (it is my dream dress and was on an awesome sale). The woman and DB and I talked and even though I have the dress now I’m following the normal altertaions schedule so I don’t have to worry about having alterations now and then again if my weight changes.
Post # 13
My dress will be in within the next month, the weddings in July. My seamstress is an independent seamstress (and close friend of mine) so she said we could store it at her store, and because i’m only in town for a few days at christmas, and then again right before the wedding, we’ll probably do the bustle/hemming at christmas and the rest of the fittings when I come back into town right before the wedding.
Post # 14
My dress for my June 2014 wedding arrived at the end of August. I went to the salon to try it on and make sure everything was right, and I took it home with me. It’s at my parents’ house now and my seamstress said that I should come in for the initial consultation when I’m home for Christmas.
Post # 15
I pick up mine Saturday, so a little less than 5 months. I’m going to keep it at my parents’ house until it’s time for alterations.
Post # 16
@Meant2Bee: I had a 7-month engagement, and had my dress for 6.5 of those months. I didn’t have my fitting until 1.5 months before my wedding date, so it just hung in my parents’ closet until then.