How many fittings did you have?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had 4 and in the end it STILL didn’t fit properly Cry

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
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8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

2 fittings but i didnt need much done.

Post # 9
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2912 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i don’t remember exactly. 3 or 4, i think.

Post # 10
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9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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8702 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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 # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@FutureArmyWife12:  this same thing happened with mine. i’m not sure if i wouldve otherwise had 2, but im pretty sure

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hopefully three but at the minimum, two.

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