Post # 1
Why do people say things like this to me?? I HATE it. Finally I thought that being 3 1/2-4 months out from the wedding (it’s at the beginning of Oct.) that people would stop saying that when I try to make appointments or wedding related purchases but they still say it! I don’t know if it’s because everyone is in summer mode and don’t see that 4 months isn’t really that far off??
For example, I called yesterday to make an appointment for my first dress fitting, assuming it would be something in July/August but my weekends this summer are dissapearing fast and I just wanted to get on the schedule and the women who answered tried to tell me to get them done 3 weeks before the wedding…and I kept saying, “for the FIRST fitting????” and she kept insinuating that we were SO FAR from the wedding, why would I even be calling to do that and kept saying, “Oh, you have plently of time blah blah.” GRRR!!
Any other Fall/October brides feeling this way? When will you stop saying that to me? A week before the wedding?!?!?
Post # 3
If it makes you feel better I haven’t made my appointment for my first fitting yet and I am getting married Aug 21st!
I am booking tonight for early July!
I think 3 weeks is a little close – My dress shop sets up the first fitting for 6-8 weeks out!
Post # 4
Seriously. I think I’ve been so used to hearing this, that the fact that we are 4 months out now, just snuck up on me!
Post # 5
I know how you feel! I was wanting my BM’s to have their dresses ordered before May was over…because I knew that they take a loong time to come in. But whenever I would mention the dresses and complain about them ordering them, everybody would say “Oh you have plenty of time, the wedding isn’t until August.”
Sooo, I just got them ordered last week. Which realllly makes me nervous because I like to have everything under control and my way. When I went last week with one of my BM’s to finally order them, she told me that with regular shipping they would be here August 13th. I looked at her like she was crazy and said “My wedding is the 7th!” So, lucky me had to pay $15 rush shipping on each dress, and now they’re scheduled to be here July 14th. So I’m praying they fit like a glove and don’t need any alterations because I don’t have time!
Post # 6
I know. I get this ALL the time since my wedding isn’t for 11 more months. Not “plenty of time” in the wedding biz people! I just say a little prayer and try to give a terse smile. They have NO idea.
Post # 7
I think with most things, you should buy when you find something you like!
But with fittings I think the reason they say that is because you want to make sure it’ll fit you perfectly. If you lose/gain weight at all then that might change and then you’ll need to do yet another one (which is $$$). I read that you start your fittings and alterations 2 months before your wedding. So in that cast, you wouldn’t need to start until mid-late August, depending on when in October you’re getting married.
But that’s just the “suggestion.”
Post # 8
Maybe she said it because in the world of wedding dress fittings, you do have plenty of time!
My first fitting is July 10th for an August 15th wedding. My second fitting is july 30th, and my final fitting if needed is the week of the wedding!
Post # 9
I had my first fitting over 2 months before the wedding. The seamstress has had women come in really early and have extra alterations because they gained or lost weight so I didn’t want to go in too early. She said to do the LAST fitting at least two weeks before the wedding! I’d call another seamstress who understands wedding dress fittings.
Post # 10
My wedding is in October and the dresses will be delivered in August. I’m a bit nervous about this because I am a rather short bride (5 feet even!) and I know I’m going to have to have a LOT of altering done on my dress. All I can say is keep to your own schedule. You know best.
Post # 11
I’m having the opposite problem.. I’m getting married in October and everyone keeps telling me I need to get everything done NOW NOW NOW. Not that I’m even procrastinating, but I know the timeline for things and we’re right on schedule!