Post # 1
I’ve heard a lot about dress fittings – here on the boards, on my wedding checklists, etc. Are these necessary when you buy a wedding dress or are there other bees who are skipping them?
I got a dress from David’s Bridal that fits me well and wasn’t planning to do any fittings…I’m just not sure what exactly would be being fitted, or even who would be doing the fitting. This is what I look like in it (this isn’t exactly my dress, but similar style).
Post # 3
If it fits, I definitely wouldn’t spend the money. The top of mine needed major alterations to fit correctly.
Post # 4
I think most gowns need to be altered at least in the length…or sometimes the bust is too big or whatever. But if you fit into it perfectly don’t worry about alterations!!
I’m jealous btw
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
What about the hem? With your shoes, does it still drag on the floor? Those are things that get altered beyond the basic fit. Your store would either recommend a seamstress or do it there.
Post # 6
If you don’t need a bustle, try it on with your shoes and the length is fine, and it fits everywhere else then there’s really nothing to alter and you are lucky. I know I’m going to have to go through like eighteen rounds of alterations and want to shoot people in the face by the end of it.
Post # 7
I am going to get a bustle (didn’t realize that counts as fittings!), and the length is great with my shoes (I’m barefoot in the photo so it does look a bit long there).
I’m still curious though if any bees out there are not doing fittings? I can’t be the only one, right?
Post # 8
My dress was done custom from the designer in regards to measurments but they left extra length in regards to my shoes and a little room in the bust depending on what type of bra I was wearing. I need minimum alterations but I still need them.
Post # 9
You’re lucky if you don’t need any alterations!
I didn’t need much…just the sleeves taken up, sides taken in, and the bustle. But that took two fittings. Just went for my final on Friday!
Post # 10
I’m not doing a fitting! I also got my dress at DB, and it fits me absolutely perfectly, even the length is perfect! I do need to have it bustled, but that’s all!
Post # 11
I’m getting my dress hemmed and bustled, but that is it. It fits perfect through the bust and waist, but it has a corset back so that might help a bunch. I got mine from DB too!
Post # 12
Aside from the bustle I COULD have gotten away without a fitting and wish I would have. I was debating converting the neckline and while there got roped into taking in the waist a little (totally unnesessary since it’s a corset and I could just – tighten it), adding cups so I could skip a bra (even though the dress has underwire built in already) and moving forward with the neckline convertion which I’d been on the fence about. I was always planning on finding shoes to hoist me up to the proper height (I’m about 3″ too short in bare feet). All in, the guy quoted me $250, so while it’s not the end of the world when I read how much some girls spend, it IS half the price of my dress to begin with. This is why I normally take Fiance with me in these situations. I’m not a decisive person by nature and need someone else to keep me on track. Ever since I left the dress there I’ve regretting signing the papers for the alterations=(
Post # 13
no, I’m not doing any. I ordered mine online and it came with custom fit so all I had to do was send them my measurements and it fit perfect.
HOWEVER, I got sick a few months back and lost some weight and last time I tried on my dress it didn’t fit anymore. I’ve been trying to gain weight so the dress fits again. My dress has lots of beading so it would cost more to alter it than the actual cost of the dress. Plus, I won’t fork out anymore money for anything…especially if all i have to do is gain a few more pounds back…
My dress is at a local bridal shoppe now (I had them do up the bussel). I will go back next week and see how the dress is fitting and see where I am weight wise.
Post # 14
I won’t be needing alterations unless I lose some weight! I will be adding a bustle, but I’m not sure that really counts as a “fitting”. The length is good on my gown, I am tall, so I’ll probably end up in flats!
Post # 15
You are definitely lucky if the only alterations you are needing is just for the bustle! I am short, so I am going to have to get some length taken off of mine, I am almost positive. Being 5’4, oh you better believe I will, lol. Congrats on your beautiful dress!