Post # 1
I have seen posts on here talking about third and even fourth fitting appointments. I’m not sure if I will even be able to have a second. I currently live in Texas, and my dress was ordered back in Ontario where my parents are. I can take the time to fly back for an initial fitting, but I don’t think I would be able to go back multiple times, even a second time.
I don’t think the alterations I need will be extensive. The sample 8 fit me in the bodice but I measured to a size 10 in the hips so ordered a 10. The bodice will need to be taken in and cups added, and a bustle but that is about it.
How important are multiple fittings and should I try and make it work?
Post # 3
I did 2 fittings but I should have went a month before the wedding for a 3rd fitting which would have led to a fourth fitting to make sure they did the alterations right. My dress was also pretty far away from me (well 2hrs) so I didnt want multiple fittngs either. Cant you get your dress and bring it back for a local alterations store to handle?
Post # 4
Two fittings is the most common. If you trust the seamstress, you can get away with not having a second fitting. But it can be a little risky. And you’ll have to make sure your measurements don’t change at all! I second lindey’s idea. Can you have the dress sent to you?
Post # 5
I had 3 fittings, but it would have only been 2 except the pins for my bustle came out when she orginally went to sew in the ties, so I had to go back to try it on again to make sure it all worked well together 🙂 looks amazing though. I think the norm is 2 fittings though
Post # 6
I’m going to my second fitting next week…the seamstress said we would probably need three sessions. My first fitting we did the hem, my fitting next weekend is for the bustle, and the last fitting will be to take in the bodice.It definitely depends on the material of the dress and stuff too. My seamstress has expected to do the hem and bustle in one fitting, but bc of the material and layers in my dress…that didn’t work out.
Post # 7
I had 4 and in the end it STILL didn’t fit properly
I had the back cut into a low V, a bustle added, hemming, the waist taken in and then a tiny bit back out.
Post # 8
2 fittings but i didnt need much done.
Post # 9
i don’t remember exactly. 3 or 4, i think.
Post # 10
I’m guessing I’m going to need at least 3 given the nature of my dress. It’ll need to be hemmed, then bussled, and it may need to be taken in or let out depending on how it fits.
Post # 11
My seamstress had already worked with my dress on different brides. I had one fitting and am perfectly happy. All I needed was for it to be taken in some and for a bustle to be added.
Post # 12
I didn’t have any. They measured me when I ordered the dress, I tried it on when they dress came in and that was it. No alterations whatsoever.
Post # 13
The only problem with having it sent to me or me bringing it back on a plane if I go for a visit, is I literally have no place to keep it. I’m not super concered if FI were to see it on the hanger (as long as he doesn’t see it on me) but FI and I have a tiny apartment, our coat closet is jammed full and our bedroom closet is also full. I also have naughty cats who love to chew on things and rip them apart, so a gown hanging in the closet might by a tempting toy for them.
If you do alterations with a bridal salon that you did not purchase the dress from, do they still let you leave it there until the wedding or do you have to take it back once everything is finished? I guess it may also depend on each individual salon too.
Post # 14
I had five, but there were issues with the bodice of the dress slipping down, it was not pretty. I have a feeling I am part of a small number of people who had so many fittings.
Post # 15
@FutureArmyWife12: this same thing happened with mine. i’m not sure if i wouldve otherwise had 2, but im pretty sure
Post # 16
Hopefully three but at the minimum, two.