When do I need to start alterations??

posted 3 years ago in Dress
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  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I would definitly try to get it started sooner. Get on their cancellation list. Or find another seamstress. Its not worth the stress of potentially not loving the end result and not having time to fix it.

    For my August 30 wedding I will be starting alterations in the first week of june.

    Post # 3
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    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I had a month between my first and second fittings. Then another two weeks between the second and pickup. I get to pick it up tomorrow (my wedding is in 3 weeks, but I am leaving town next week). I think a month would just barely be enough time – if you’re confident that they will be able to meet deadlines 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    sleepyhead22:  I had my first fitting 6 weeks out, and my second (and final) 2 weeks out. You don’t want the fittings TOO far in advance, in case you lose/gain more weight.

    Post # 6
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    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My seamstress is talking about starting my alterations 6 weeks before the wedding.

    Post # 9
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    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    sleepyhead22:  My salon said the first fitting is usually done 8 weeks prior to the wedding and from there it will determined how many more fittings need to take place but usually just a second fitting a week or 2 before the wedding. I just read after writing this that they were able to squeeze ya in, thats great! 

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    just start eating lots of pizza if you feel like you’re losing too much weight. Bc typically 10 lbs is a pant size therefore 5lbs would be half a pant size and you don’t want your dress hanging lol. (keep in mind none of this is coming from wedding dress fitting experience – just other dresses which obviously were not made to fit as perfectly as a wedding dress) – also if you planned that weight loss on purpose CONGRATS! bc I’m sure it was hard work.

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