(Closed) Do I need more than one fitting??

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Does your dress need alterations?  If it might, that’s usually where all the fittings come in, I think.  Before, during, after alterations.  Sometimes the first round of alterations needs some adjustments…

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I think it depends where you live.  At the bridal store I went to here, they told me they start 2 months before the wedding.  Maybe call the store and ask?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

it is extremely common to have more that one fitting… i’d say the average is 3 fittings, though many brides get away with just having 2…

the first one does the major work (take in bustline, etc). some seamstresses will go ahead and do the bustle and hem at this first fitting, but many will wait until the dress fits against your body (the second fitting) to do the bustle and hem because fitting close to your body can change the way the dress falls and you don’t want your dress too long/short.

the second fitting will double check for fit and any changes you wanted done (some brides change neckline to sweetheart, for example)… many times the dress fit has to be tweaked again so it sits just right… and like i said above, some ppl do hem/bustle now.

sometimes there is a third fitting… usually only if there was anything that needed to be done after the second fitting. also brides that fluctuate in weight often will do a last fitting the week or two before the wedding just to make sure everything still fits like it’s supposed to. if the hem/bustle was done in the second fitting, these are checked in the third fitting…

i would never just do one fitting and then leave with the dress once it was finished, even if everythis was done at one time! you definitely have to try it on again (a “second fitting” to make sure everything was done correctly!!!)

hope that helps! 🙂

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