(Closed) Alterations timeline?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Wow, I think that’s way too soon. You are going to end up fluxuating in weight and going through six rounds of alterations. I personally put it off to the last minute.

Post # 4
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445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Typically it’s two months for the first fitting, 4-6 weeks for the 2nd and a few days before for the third and final fitting.  My first fitting is scheduled for two weeks from now, and we are 56 days from the wedding now – so it will be at the 6 week mark.  I am using a lady down in RI.  Hope This Helps. 

Post # 5
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39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I always thought it was 6 months too. I am also a May 2010 bride and have recently bought my dress. The bridal shop I bought it from told me that I would need alterations because it was too big and that I should wait 6 months before my wedding date. But it’s really up to you.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

my dress came in 2.5 months before the wedding. my first fitting was 1.5 months before the wedding, 2nd fitting will be ~ 1 month before, final fitting will be the week before. i’ve heard horror stories about people losing / gaining weight in the last 2 wks before the wedding b/c of stress so i’d suggest pacing yourself to make that last fitting as late as possible.

Post # 7
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7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I did my first fitting almost a month before the wedding.  I had to go back for additional alterations because of weight fluctuations, but luckily got a spectacular fit just 2 days before I left for the wedding!

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