(Closed) Bee's Who Had Dress come in 6+ Months Before Wedding, What did you do?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2566 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I got my dress in then had the fitting a little over a month later.  I think there’s an option to have another fitting a month before but I think it’s fine now the way it is…

Post # 4
162 posts
Blushing bee

My dress came in a week ago and my wedding is in April. They suggested I wait until January to start alterations. So Feb/March should be a good time for you.

Post # 5
2612 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I’m in the same boat! My dress just came in too! They told me to call and schedule an appointment to try it on, which I still need to do. I guess I will just go from there based on their recommendations. The store I got my dress from has been really great. I think I will probably wait to do alterations until a little closer to the wedding.

Post # 6
2278 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Meant2Bee:  I had my dress about a year out from my wedding. I had my first fitting at a month before the wedding as the alterations which had to be done were more to the hem and the straps than the actual fit of the dress itself.

Post # 7
12103 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Meant2Bee:  Mine is scheduled to arrive just before Christmas and the wedding isn’t until may (the store told me to order before Mid-October to be SURE it would be here in time) I ordered a week ago.  They told me I’d have the dress in my possession for a few months before the fittings – so i guess they won’t store it for me.  They recommended waiting until March for my first fitting.

Post # 8
1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Meant2Bee:  I would suggest to at least go and try it on now to get an idea of what kind of alterations will be needed. The bodice of mine was about 3 inches too short and my tatas were barely covered! Stressed me out but luckily I tried it on right away so they had time to send the dress back to the designer to correct the issue.

Post # 9
3760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My dress is in now and my wedding is the end of April. I don’t plan to have a fitting until a couple of months before. The dress should fit as is, but I am working on losing some weight so we’ll see how that goes!!

ETA: I will try it on when I pick it up just to make sure there are no defects and that it fits as it should, but won’t even consider alterations until closer to the wedding. 

Post # 11
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Meant2Bee:  my wedding is in August, and I’m having a “try-on” end of Jan. I agree wih PP – try it on now, but wait to have it altered closert to the wedding.

Post # 12
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Meant2Bee:  I got my dress now even though my wedding isn’t for eleven months (it is my dream dress and was on an awesome sale).  The woman and DB and I talked and even though I have the dress now I’m following the normal altertaions schedule so I don’t have to worry about having alterations now and then again if my weight changes.

Post # 13
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My dress will be in within the next month, the weddings in July. My seamstress is an independent seamstress (and close friend of mine) so she said we could store it at her store, and because i’m only in town for a few days at christmas, and then again right before the wedding, we’ll probably do the bustle/hemming at christmas and the rest of the fittings when I come back into town right before the wedding.

Post # 14
1155 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My dress for my June 2014 wedding arrived at the end of August. I went to the salon to try it on and make sure everything was right, and I took it home with me. It’s at my parents’ house now and my seamstress said that I should come in for the initial consultation when I’m home for Christmas.

Post # 15
10454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I pick up mine Saturday, so a little less than 5 months. I’m going to keep it at my parents’ house until it’s time for alterations. 

Post # 16
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Meant2Bee:  I had a 7-month engagement, and had my dress for 6.5 of those months. I didn’t have my fitting until 1.5 months before my wedding date, so it just hung in my parents’ closet until then.

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