Dress coming in late(ish)… should I worry?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@laustin85:  I was told by my seamstress to allow 1-2 months for alternations, depending on how much work there was to do.  You should be fine.  🙂

Post # 4
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1259 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@laustin85:  Try not to stress/panic yet. I guess it depends on where you get your dress but alterations should not take that long. Do you know of any big alterations that you want to make to the dress already?

To make you feel better… I am getting married March 1 and my dress won’t be in until Feb 17. :O Yea.. so like a little over a week. The lady who owns the dress shop is wonderful though and it’s actually a bridesmaids dress that I am using as a wedding dress. We should not have to do many alterations to the dress. I had major dress regret and actually changed my dress choice!

So try to breath easy 🙂

Post # 5
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4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@laustin85:  Did they give a reason?!  Jeesh!  Were they going to tell you that if you hadn’t wound up stopping in with your friend?  I wouldn’t stress yet about alterations, but I would give the dress shop some $hit!  Let them know if you have to pay for rush alterations, you’ll expect them to cover the difference.

My bridal salon told me 5 months and the dress came in in 2, I would hope they tend to overexaggerate to cover thier butts if something should happen.

Post # 8
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1259 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@laustin85:  I hope I do!! There is always a chance I will get screwed here but it is a chance I had to take if I wanted a dress that I loved. I am nervous about it I’m trying to just stay positive about it. In the worst case scenario, I would wear my first choice (which is still a lovely dress).

I know mine will need to be hemmed too. I don’t think you have anything to worry about!! 🙂

Post # 9
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203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@laustin85:  I wouldn’t worry hun. The enagement season is typically around the holiday so it pushes ship dates out a few extra weeks/months. Since it is a Jim Hjelm dress I wouldn’t fret too much. I was told when I ordered my dress in October that it would come in January but that the engagement season would push it out if they got a huge order. Most alterations can be done fairly soon, especially if it’s just  hem.

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