Post # 1
I know there are tons of posts about alterations, but I can’t find any that are specific to my situation, and I need some advice!. I’m getting married 9/1, and my dress is due to come in between May 17 and May 29. I know this is plenty of time for alterations, but the problem is that I live in MD and the wedding (and dress shop) are in MA. The lady at the store said they like to have brides come in and try the dress on right after it comes in, but she also said that 3 months out is too early to do actual fittings for alterations. I would love to go up to MA right after it comes in so I can see it and put it on again, but if it really is too early for alterations, I’m not sure it makes sense to make a trip up just to put it on. Is it really a terrible idea to get it fitted at about 3 months before the wedding? My weight has fluctuated over the years, but I am really good at controlling it when I want to. What do you bees think?
Post # 3
I did my first fitting about March 7th, sooooo 3 months. 🙂 I’m in the same predicament as you, I live in NC and my dress is in CT, I already had my second fitting April 8th.. and wont have my 3rd until May 26th.. I’ve been pretty steady in my weight and while although I would love to lose some weight it’s not happening so I’m working on toning, and I made them take in my dress super tight.. but I would be comfortable either way.
If you think you are going to lose weight then no definitely do not do it, it’s a pain to the seamstress, I know I get charged more if I lose or gain weight (wtf right?).
Post # 4
The woman who is doing my alterations told me she doesn’t like to do them until 6 weeks out in case of weight loss/gain, but your situation could be different since you may not be able to get up to MA 6 weeks beforehand. Just explain that to the woman doing the alterations… and then maintain your size so the dress will fit.
Post # 5
I was told 3 months for the initial fitting and then 6 weeks if we need to take in/let out in case of weight gain/loss.