Post # 1
If I buy my dress and have it altered in the city where the wedding is going to be, I’d have to have my first fitting 3 months before the wedding, my second fitting 2 months before the wedding, and my final fitting a day or two before the wedding. I know this is not the traditional schedule. Is it reasonable, or would it be wiser to buy and alter the dress in the city where I live and can follow the traditional alterations schedule?
Post # 3
That isn’t too far off from a traditional schedule. I think the only thing that would bother me is the last fitting just a day or 2 before the wedding- I’d move it up at least a few days if you can. If something wasn’t right there isn’t any time to fix. I’m in a similar situation, and plan on a similar schedule for the first 2 fittings and then my last fitting a week before the wedding. I had thought about getting fitted where I live, but I was nervous about transporting the dress and I’d have nowhere to put it where my fiance wouldn’t see it (we share a walkin closet).
Post # 4
Well, if I have the dress altered in the city where the wedding is, I wouldn’t be able to move the last dress fitting up because I won’t be there! I imagine the earliest I would come into town is maybe…Wednesday? For a Saturday wedding?
Post # 5
This schedule is actually typical.I would not be worried.The first fitting happens when you initially get the dress.During the first fitting ,the big changes will be addressed(hem,side seams,bustle).By the second fitting all or most of the alterations would be done and you would be seeing your altered dress…for the most part,unless you want to change something.The last fitting your dress would be steamed or pressed and ffully altered.So unless you have really drastic alterations,like letting seams out or taking a dress in 2 or more sizes,don’t worry.You should be just fine