Post # 1
Hi all! I’m getting married in April, and had my first fitting for my dress a few months ago. I had a try-on about a week ago, and the shopkeeper got semi-annoyed at me for losing weight, saying that I only have one more fitting and that we need to do it in the next month because they get “too busy” around Mardi Gras to fit me around February-March.
I have spent over $1000 on this dress, and want it to be perfect. I have been trying to lose weight and wanted to have a final fitting closer to the wedding date so I could lose at the rate I currently have been (1-2 lbs a week), and be closer to my pre-college size. I thought that a reputable salon like the one I bought my dress from would have me schedule at least 3 fittings to make sure it is perfect. What if the dress is not right after my “final” fitting with them in January? What if I lose a couple pounds accidentally after that point?
I am really stressed out about this, more than any other aspect of bridal planning, and I don’t know what to do. Help!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
Tell them to schedule you another fitting closer to your actual wedding date. If they complain that they’re busy – tell them that isn’t your problem! You paid good money to get this dress from their salon, and you expect them to properly accomodate your fitting needs.
Post # 4
@dscully: Just tell them that you would prefer a final fitting in March and as you have spent over $1000 on a dress from their salon, you expect them to accommodate you or you will take your dress elsewhere to get altered.
Post # 5
I’m pretty sure that lady is a giant jerk!
Hold off on having your fitting until early March. Your weight could fluctuate HUGELY between January and April, and the shop lady should know that!
Post # 6
@dscully: …sooo, you’re a paying customer and they’re trying to schedule your fittings around potential customers’ hypothetical fittings that don’t exist yet? What the hell kind of sense does that make…? You decide when you go in there, NOT HER.
Post # 7
What a bitch! I’d tell them that doesn’t work for you and you need your fittings closer to your wedding.
Post # 8
@dscully: Dear all, I’m so glad that I’m not insane and that more people than me think it’s nuts to have dress fittings so far away from the wedding date. They keep saying that their calendar doesn’t go past January 2013, so that would mean that nothing is scheduled for the following calendar year when my wedding is. If that really is the case, why can’t I schedule my appointments early??? I’ve gotten as far as I can get with them, and I told my mom what is going on and she said she would handle it. My mother is very sweet, but is a pitbull in disguise and if she can’t handle it, nobody can.
I don’t mind having a fitting in late January, but I want reassurance that if I try it on closer to the wedding and it isn’t right, that they will fix it and not give me any lip about it! I love love love my dress, and it needs to be perfect. End of story.
Post # 9
@dscully: my last fitting was 10 days before the wedding and I wouldn’t have allowed it to be any earlier than that.
Post # 10
That is what I want and I can’t understand why they are trying to convince me that it should be different from that. I KNOW people don’t get their WEDDING DRESSES fitted months and months in advance of their wedding when people lose and gain weight all the time, and that’s a normal thing and I’m just a human being, etc…
Post # 11
@dscully: I totally agree — alterations really have no tasks that are more lucrative/important than wedding dresses; so you should either have them schedule you for another fitting now closer to the wedding or tell them you plan on taking the dress elsewhere.
Post # 12
So sorry for them and Mardi Gras but 4 months out is way too far away from a wedding to do a final fitting. It should be 2 weeks before or so. They’re going to have to just suck it up.
Post # 13
I think it’s mildly insane that they wanted you to have your fitting this far out. I’m getting married in the middle of March and I haven’t even scheduled a fitting yet due to hoping my weight will fluctuate more in the downward direction. Don’t let them mistreat you. You paid money just the same as any of those “hypothetical” brides and other customers.