Timeline for alterations?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

All I needed was a bustle and taken in a little under the arms. I went 1 month early, but felt s bit rushed.  If you do get a corset know that (1) you can fluctuate a bit before the wedding with it still being fine but (2) itll take longer to get that done. I’d probably go 4 months in advance, but call the seamstress to get her opinion and give her a heads up of your timeline so she’s prepared. 

Post # 3
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2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

When I ordered my dress a few weeks ago, I was advised by the store to not do alterations until the two months prior to the wedding.

Post # 4
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767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

scarlettbegonias87:  I was told that for my June wedding I should come at the end of January for my first fitting. I need a bustle and the top taken in quite a bit. She said I would get it back at the end of March IF everything went as well as we hope. If not it would be the end of April. Soon after I get it back from the seamstress it will be sent back to the store for steaming. 

Post # 5
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Wannabee

Hi Lynnielou33193,

waiting to loose weight is not a good idea, is best to consula seamstess as soon as you get your gown for advice, in that consultacion you not only will know what to do, hos to [rogram your time also get specifc quote that will help you to program the rest. For more advice you can call me me at the studio 301-933-0288. We can also change zipper to corset or viseversa. 

-Maria Luz

Post # 6
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Wannabee

stephncollins:  Eight week prior to the wedding date is best to start with consultations on wedding gown alterations to avoid rush fees.

-Maria Luz

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My wedding was October 17, and I started my alerations at the beginning of September. Granted, the lady who did mine has a business at her house so I was able to go over whenever and make changes, if needed.

I had my last fitting 2 weeks before the wedding, and my dress fit great the day of. I was worried about any stress weight gain/loss… but it was perfect.

Just make sure you can sit in it!

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