How long does the first fitting take?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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3 posts
Wannabee

Well I would allow about a half hour(that’s max if the employee doing the alterations/measurements are ready for you at appointment time when you walk in) you have to get on the dress then walk out for them to fiddle with the length, size, and mane sure to get everything that needs done. An experienced seamstress will get it done pretty quickly. Maybe I would tell the company you need apt time to go sharp and right on time, or set it up early incase they overbooked or are behind. Good luck I’m sure you will be gorgeous! 

Post # 4
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would call UPS and ask them to deliver to another address, or to hold the package at their distribution center.  

Post # 5
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172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Enoch Turner School House

Well it all depends on your gown, and how much they can do/plan in your first fitting. I had mine today – they were slightly slow getting to me, but I was getting pinned and tucked and trimmed for a good hour, hour and fifteen – mind you I have a ballgown with a massive train, and am short and all 8 or 9 layers of the dress had to be either cut and/or pinned separately, as well as pinning both sides, and planning a bustle. She was hard a work for a long time, but got everything taken care of, and al further fittings I have will be minimal – but I think that was the point cause my wedding is in less than 3 weeks…..

so you never fully know how long till you get there. I’d give yourself at least an hour just to be sure!

Post # 6
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

My first alterations appointment took about 20 minutes.. just long enough for me to get into the dress, and to prance in front of the seamstress. After that she pinned me in and flattened out the skirt to see how much would need taken in, and that was that.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

renwoman:  my first fitting took less than 20 minutes… I think you’ll probably be fine. If you miss your first delivery, they do usually check a box saying around what times they will be coming back next time! So you will probably have a better idea when they will be coming then. I feel your pain- trying to be there to sign for packages is so difficult with work! Having them hold it at a delivery center is a good option and I think you have until midnight the day of the second failed attempt. Good luck! 

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