Tips for 1st dress fitting?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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28 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Church in partners hometown

Try as many as you can! And don’t be afraid to try something you think you might not like, because honestly you never know until its on, so keep an open mind! Oh, and HAVE FUN!

EDIT: I now see you mean you are going to have the dress you chose fitted to make sure its right! Sorry about the confusion, and I can’t help you because I haven’t got to that part yet, but I think my ‘have fun’ suggestion still applies!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  gemmabear.
Post # 4
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28 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Church in partners hometown

julesbeeb:  I’m trying to figure out undergarments as well, but I think I have some good ideas thanks to weddingbee threads haha! I hope it goes well, and you find some lingerie you love!

Post # 5
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913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

just make sure to take the shoes you are going to wear the day of so they can hem the right length (and you aren’t tripping over your dress) and also the undergarments if you have them or something similar. If you aren’t sure yet, ask them for recommendations. They usually have some there. 

Post # 6
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1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Definitley have your shoes, and any undergarments/spanx if you’re planning on wearing them. I just wore regular stuff because I have a ballgown and my seamstress is sewing in cups, but if you’re wearing a mermaid or trumpet that’s something to think about.

<br />Run through your head any questions/concerns you have, and think about what type of environments you’ll be in the wedding day (walking across gravel? Ceremony in a lawn? Or is it all in a church and hotel ballroom?). If you’re walking across grass and whatnot your dress will need to be slightly shorter so it doesn’t drag, for example.

most seamstresses can also make sashes/veils so if you’re interested in that, maybe have some inspiration pictures.

Oh…and this is silly, but think of a few light topics of converation. I know I was standing there for about 45 minutes while my seamstress pinned my hem – It was nice to be able to talk about work, hobbies/etc instead of just standing in silence.

If you tend to be a pushover, maybe bring a friend/mom who can be your voice in case the appointment doesn’t go your way

And eat something before! It’s a long time to just stand there and you don’t want to pass out.

Post # 7
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1864 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Bring whatever shoes, undergarments with you. Don’t forget if you are wearing a crinoline, bring it. For the first fitting, that’s it I’d say. I added sleeves to my dress so I brought with inspiration pictures on my phone to show the seamstress.

For the second fitting, you’d want to bring your belt if you are wearing one, along with your veil to try on. 

Post # 8
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858 posts
Busy bee

Undergarments and shoes! with my first fitting i brough my jewelry and did my hair ish how i want it done on the day. Just so you can see the “look”. Take your time! Soem places try to rush you out of the first fitting, but walk around, twirl around, sit, bend, do evertyhing!

Post # 9
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22 posts
Newbee

be careful with makeup, but if you are undecided about colors, use the fittings as opportunities to try colors with the dress. I am undecided on a nail polish and plan to paint my hands with each color (and then take it off as soon as possible so i dont look too weird!) i haven’t found a lipstick yet but definitely want to test that out at my 2nd fitting.

Post # 10
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171 posts
Blushing bee

I took my spanx to the first fitting even though they didn’t want me to try on my dress with any additional undergarments first. And I didn’t need shoes until my second fitting, as my wedding shop does 4 total fittings and works on the sides of the dress first and leaves the bottom for one of the final alterations. Maybe call and ask them?  My dress shop gave me a handout of what would happen at each fitting and what I needed to bring with me, which was super helpful!  Good luck and I hope you have a great experience!  Mine was a bit lukewarm as it turned out all the squats and lunges I had been doing increased my bootie 1 1/2 inches, so they couldn’t get the damn thing over my hips/butt. It was a bit of a bummer but I am able to manage my expectations a bit better now. 🙂

Post # 11
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

julesbeeb:  I agree with previous posters, bring any undergarmets that you wanna use that day to get a better feel, if you aren’t certain, maybe go to your first fitting and see/ask what the salon says about what you might want to consider and definitely bring it to your second fitting. Also bring accessories such as hair pieces/veils, jewellry etc so you can picture your overall look. Try not to stress as this is your first fitting, you will have more than one fitting so if the dress is too big in the bust or the dress doesn’t hug you in the right spots, you’ll be coming back again to have a second fitting. It sounds exciting….I can’t wait til my dress comes in to see it again 😀

Post # 14
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have my first fitting on the 29th, I plan to wear my spanx and strapless bra to the shop, and bring my shoes as well.

Post # 15
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595 posts
Busy bee

I was told to bring all my undergarments and my wedding shoes so they are able to tailor my dress accordingly. I bought a longline bra from David’s bridal that seems to be working out pretty well! It’s so exciting seeing your dress again after so long! I fell in love all over again!

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