Post # 1
I’m moving to Seattle in July.
I’m getting married next June…in Maryland.
Where do I get my wedding dress? Seattle, where I’ll be living (in my and my fiance’s closet BUT I can go for as many fittings as necessary BUT I’d have to ship the dress) OR Maryland, where my wedding will take place (I would keep the dress with my family so I don’t have to ship it, but I’d have MUCH less time for fittings).
If Seattle, then any tips on shipping a wedding dress?
If Maryland, any tips on when to go for fittings or how many fittings are typically needed?
I’m sure many of the bees are having out-of-state/cross-country weddings, so thanks so much for any advice!
Post # 3
I live in Maryland and my wedding was in Puerto Rico. I got my dress in MD and did all the alterations here too, and then I flew down to the wedding (kinda have to, can’t drive there, lol), and my dress was one of my carry-ons. The flight attendant offered to hang it in the coat closet but it turned out the flight wasn’t full so my dress had a whole overhead compartment all to itself to lay flat there with nothing else on top 🙂
I wouldn’t have shipped the dress though… I’d be too paranoid that it could get lost or that something bad could happen…
Oh, and the amount of fittings depends on the dress you buy. If the dress fits you more or less ok and all it needs is a hemming or taking it in a bit, then one or two fittings would probably do. But if you’re having major alterations done, you may need five or six appointments…
Post # 4
Most brides need about 3 appointments. The first is where you explain what you need done. The second is where the work is mostly done but you do adjustments. The third is when you take it home after one last try on.
I can’t remember who, but a bee on here had a great post about making a massive pillowcase to put her dress in and took it on the plane with her so that she wouldn’t have to ship it. I checked, and it was Mrs. Poodle. Check out what she had to say: http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/10/22/how-to-travel-with-a-wedding-dress/ .
Post # 5
I’m getting married in Maryland and I live in California. The dress will be one of my carry-ons. I will not risk random baggage handler or shipper screwing up and ruining it.