Post # 1
I know this is a silly question but how long do dress alterations normally take? If the skirt only needs to be hemmed, what is the normal wait time? My wedding is happening A LOT sooner than I had planned.
Post # 3
I just received my dress and was told to bring it back for alterations 2 months before my wedding. I guess it really depends on where you are taking it for alterations.
Post # 4
We worked with a seamstress and it took several months and many many appointments. I’m sure the experience is different with actual dress stores…dunno!
Post # 5
@venusandback: How complicated is your skirt? If it’s tulle with lace appliques, that could take a lot longer than a plain taffeta hem.
You should call seamstresses and dress salons ASAP and ask. It can take anywhere from a month to 3 months or even more.
I’m having my bodice taken in a bit, and the skirt hemmed (simple chiffon skirt, 3 layers), and the dress shop told me 2 months should be fine.
Post # 6
I had all my alterations completed within 3 weeks I think. I had a thick sash cut and attached to the bodice, straps added, and a 3 part skirt hemmed.
Post # 7
It depends on your dress, what needs to be done with it and who is the seamstress. It took about 3 weeks for me, with 5 fittings.
Post # 8
I am worried about this too! It seems so inconsistent from one place to the next.