Post # 1
My wedding is in May and my gown just came in last week. So there’s about 6.5 months until my wedding day. I’m at the weight I want to be for my wedding day. Is it too early to start alterations?? I ask because when I made the appointment the girl kept saying, “wow..you’re getting a head start!” and “you’re the early bird!”
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Yes, too early. There’s no telling what might happen between now and then, and doing them now gives you no benefit.
Post # 4
by “at your weight” do you mean you lost weight? because then you could flux. if you’ve been the same for the past few years i don’t see why not. i wouldn’t do a final fitting too early, but a first pinning/fitting for the bulk of the changes? go for it. i wouldn’t make it a priority over other wedding stuff though if there are other items on your list.
Post # 5
@caits615: Oh I’m wondering the same thing.. My gown came last mOnth and my wedding is in march :S
Post # 6
My wedding is in April. I am going for my first fitting next week. I got a sample sale dress so it needed a lot of work. The seamstress is doing things like adding the bustle, hemming, modifying the neckline to sweetheart and taking in the straps so they don’t slide off. She told me she is not taking it in at the hips until closer to the wedding because my weight might change but I am not getting any taller. Also I had my day of shoes on at the appt the seamstress asked me like 6 times if they were the shoes I would be wearing so….. no goin back now lol! Not that I want to! love my shoes! Hope this helps
Post # 7
Im getting married this December and still haven’t done a first fitting. The boutique told me 6-8 weeks out. I also don’t need much work done other than the normal shortening/bustle. I personally, would resist the urge to go in. When my dress came in in August, I was so excited and just wanted to be in it….so I scheduled an appointment to try on my actual dress and do some accessorizing.
Post # 8
Yeah too early. I’m getting my dress in December and probably won’t get any alterations until July for my Sept wedding. What’s the rush?
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
My dress came in last month and my wedding is in May. I’m waiting to do the first fitting in Jan/Feb (still need to lose about 10 lbs and I can’t turn down holiday treats, lol!).
Post # 10
I called my boutique earlier to ask and they told me I should go in January (:
Post # 11
yes, too early. the consultants usually wont do alterations until at least 3 months before yourwedding.
why? because womens weight and body change so frequently that they dont want to do alterations too early to avoid emergency or drastic body changes/ more alterations. you never know.
the place I got my dress from told me to wait until 2 months before my wedding to do alterations, because my body has a less chance changing too much in 2 months.
Post # 12
Thanks, ladies! I called today and I’m going tonight just to put it on (I mean, it’s been 7 months since I last had her on!) and look at veils and jewelry. I kind of feel like I’m wasting their time going in there just to do that…but oh well!!
Post # 13
@caits615: There’s nothing wrong with going in and trying it on and playing with jewelry/veils. As other bee’s suggested I would hold off on the alterations until 2-3 months prior to the wedding … better to be safe than sorry.
Post # 14
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@caits615: Just because you’re at the weight you WANT to be at for your wedding doesn’t mean you WILL be at that weight! I would definitely hold off. I did mine at 4 months out, but all I was getting done is a bustle.
Post # 15
My wedding is in just over a year, I already have my dress. I think you should hold off on any major sizing alterations right now, you may change your mind. I’m getting one alteration now while the dress is still at the shop, and that is the back of the dress. I want a corset back in place of the zipper back my dress currently has. Then for any other alterations I’m waiting until much closer to the wedding.
Post # 16
Did any other ladies go in prior to the fitting to just put the dress on when it came in?