Post # 1
Hi August brides! Getting married August 23rd and I just went to get my dress altered for the first time today. I am a bit worried that I went in too early. They said we would do the second fitting July 2nd. I was wondering, when is everyone else doing their alterations?
Post # 2
futuremrsdeemac: I did my first fitting in middle of April, 2nd fitting is end of June. The tailor at my bridal store said that it is best practice to start 3 months out and give about 6 weeks until the second so the seamstress is not rushing. So sounds like you are fine!!!
Post # 3
My wedding is July 5th. I brought my dress in near the end of April and I got it back today. I didn’t go in for a 2nd fitting as all I need was hemming and a bustle added. The other things that needed done were bead/ button repair etc… I think your timing is just right. Alterations are not something that you want to leave to the last minute. You need to leave extra time in case of the unexpected i.e seamstress gets sick, alterations are take longer than expected, you decide you want further alterations after the 2nd fitting, earthquake/flood/tornado (kidding!)
Post # 4
futuremrsdeemac: Haha I am already done- but my seamstress wants me to try the dress on 2 weeks before and 1 week before and 4 days before and call her if there are any problems. So I feel quite okay about it.
Post # 5
Alterations?!!! Due to a budget cut I’m just now ordering my dress, it will be custume made to fit me and will be here by the end of july… When I went to try on dresses they were putting me in a size 12 so I based it off of that when that asked what size dress I thought i’d be in, but when the dress gets here it laces up the back and any minor alterations I will be doing myself and would be happy to walk anyone else thru the process of DIY alterations, its simple. Now watch me be the one to come on here and complain that my mermaid style dress just isnt big enough for my big ole butt :/ I cant do that kinda sewing but I’m sure someone in my church can.
Post # 6
August 1st here! I had my first fitting yesterday, second one at the end of this month, and final fitting about a week before the wedding. I wanted to keep mine as close to the wedding as possible because I was on a weight loss journey. I think your timing sounds just right!