How many dress fittings for alterations?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@k8:  I heard 3 fittings and the last fitting should be no more than 2 weeks away from your wedding date. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I picked it up two weeks before the wedding, and had two fittings–One in March, and one in April (I also got married in May!)

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i had 2 offical fittings. and then went into confirm that everything was perfect.

then picked up a week before my wedding.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

3 fittings, once 2 months before (if appicable) once 1 month then last one is 2 weeks from wedding

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had 1 fitting, then I tried it on at the pickup to make sure it was fine.  But all they had to do to mine was put a bustle in and sew in my belt.  So I actually had no alterations done.  Probably depends on what type of alterations you need!

Mine was in August.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

The standard is three fittings at 6 wks, 4 wks, and 2 wks out.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Generally 3 fittings starting 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding with the last fitting no more than 2 weeks before the wedding.  I’m in the same sort of situation, and my salon know the situation and are more willing to be flexible.  I’m probably going to start 3 months before- I don’t fluctuate all that much in weight.  I expect they need at least a week in between if not more, but they are willing to be able to work with me and my ability with my job to fly home for fittings.    

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Talk to the shop. I bought my dress close to where my parents live and not me (several hours away). I had 3 fittings total but my last two were in the same weekend. My first was 1 month out. 2nd/3rd were about 1.5weeks away (one was on a Friday and one was on a Saturday). 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t understand…are people actually getting their dress altered THREE times??? That sounds so expensive 🙁

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