(Closed) Alterations time period?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Will June 20th be cutting it too close?
    No, you should be fine. : (4 votes)
    50 %
    You might want to change it again to an earlier time (Explain in comment) : (4 votes)
    50 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Honestly, I am not sure how long it takes for alterations and what your dress looks like to make that determination. I just think if it takes 3 weeks to complete I would be worried that having only 1 week until the wedding would not be enough time if something should need to be fixed. The last thing you need to do is have more stress but that is just me.

    Good luck!

    Post # 5
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    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    My dress is only taking a week to get all the alterations done, and my seamstress had to take in the bust 4 inches (I lost a lot of weight) and the bustle had to be done as well as shortening the straps.  Three weeks will be plenty of time, especially for your dress, since likely she’ll only need to take in the bust, waist, and hips a bit and add a bustle.

    Post # 6
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    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    Can you call and talk to the seamstress who is going to do your alterations to check on a suggested timeline?  Because she’s going to need time to work on the dress, I would guess that maybe a total of 4 weeks won’t be long enough.  Even if my alterations had just been hemming and the bustle, the owner of the store suggested we start a minmum of 6 weeks before the wedding.

    However, my alterations have taken almost 2 months, but my dress had to be taken in a lot and due to the design, it was complicated.  I’m going for my 4th (and hopefully final) fitting on Saturday, two weeks before my wedding.  So far, I go in, she works on the dress and then it takes 2-3 weeks for the work to be completed so that I can try it on again.  I’d hate for you to cut it too close and then only leave time for a rushed job.

    Post # 8
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    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    My fittings are kind of spaced out, but I’m getting married July 3, and my first fitting was March 31.  My last will be June 24 (we wanted June 17, but my Maid/Matron of Honor needed to be there to see the bustle, and that conflicts with her graduation.  Not happening).  My seamstress said I should start between late March and early April.  I don’t know how much work you need done, but I’d say start earlier, and if it needs to be taken in more, they can do that.

    Post # 9
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    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

    It depends 100% on your seamstress. I went with a lady I found recommended online, and she had a turn-around time of about a day!

    She also provides free "touch-up" alterations 2 weeks before the ceremony (just in case I lose weight).  

    I’d recommend keeping your may alteration date, and ask your seamstress if she’ll see you again (free of charge) 2 weeks before the wedding for "touch ups" 

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