When did you go for dress fitting and how many did you need?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How many weeks out did you start your fittings & how many were there?
    Started 12+ weeks pre-wedding : (2 votes)
    15 %
    Started 8-12 weeks pre-wedding : (3 votes)
    23 %
    Started 4-8 weeks pre-wedding : (1 votes)
    8 %
    Started less than 4 weeks before wedding : (3 votes)
    23 %
    Had 1 fitting : (0 votes)
    Had 2 fittings : (3 votes)
    23 %
    Had 3 fittings : (1 votes)
    8 %
    Had 4+ fittings : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    4601 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I haven’t gone for my dress fitting with alterations yet, but I made my appointment for the beginning of November for my March wedding. I only have to have the dress taken in, so the lady I’m using told me that I should only need two dress fittings. 

    Post # 5
    469 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I started just about a month before and had 2 fittings. The second fitting I had 2 1/2 weeks before and while I thought it was going to be my final fitting the dress needed to be taken in more. My final fitting was 1 1/2 weeks before.

    Post # 6
    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Honey-Bee:  Great topic- I am wondering the same thing!  My wedding is January 10th and I don’t know when I need to go get my gown altered.

    Post # 7
    855 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @Honey-Bee:  I would definately suggest getting alterations done as soon as your dress comes in since it’s roughly 2 months before your wedding.  Alterations place have things that come up and last minute emergencies like every other place and you’ll will likely be less stressed to have a flex time on the end.

    ETA: I started mine about 2 1/2 months before the wedding and they were finished about a month before the wedding which I liked because of hearing some horror stories about the week before the wedding panicing about the alterations being finished.

    Post # 8
    1560 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Honey-Bee:  I started early because we are having a DW so I thought I might have to ship my dress nad have MIL press it once it got there, etc ( I started in July for my Oct wedding). My amazing seamstress talked me out of shipping it and now I’m carrying it on the plane, but starting early really let us take our time to play around with bustle styles, deciding if we wanted to attach my belt to the dress and how we wanted that to look. I’m at the weight I wanted to be for the wedding so there were no worries there. I think starting a little earlier than is normal put my mind at ease! We did about 3 weeks beetween fittings because we had the time.


    Post # 9
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I am going for first fitting 9 weeks before, I need the hem taking up as it is to long, a bustle and taking in around the hips and some cups sewn in as not wearing a bra. Which it shouldn’t be anything major probably the taking in and having it taken up which may take a bit of time and the lady is going on holiday also in October so I am hoping it will be done by the end of September, Will see what she says when I go in a couple of weeks time. I have been stressing over getting it done though. I would start getting it sorted as soon as your dress comes in. 

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