(Closed) Dress alterations

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1402 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

My final fitting is like four days before my wedding. I wouldn’t recommend doing that. I’m finding it quite stressful…though my seamstress doesn’t seem to mind! Our lives have both gotten in the way of dealing with the dress earlier.

Post # 3
1180 posts
Bumble bee

Some brides have the last fitting up to a week before, but thats cutting it close, epicially if something goes wrong.

I’d reccomend spacing it out and start 2 months before the wedding. From my exp. every tiny change was made and I came back 2-3 weeks later and tweaked again. I’ll be going for my 3rd fitting on Thursday to deal with the train of my dress, I’m getting married in 3 weeks.

Post # 4
1782 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I was scheduled to have two fittings only, the 1st fitting 1 month before the wedding (any earlier than that is not recommended in case of weight changes) and the last fitting was supposed to be 2 weeks before the wedding (my dress only had to be taken in and shortened which technically can be done overnight). But then for some reason (work was really crazy for me leading up to the wedding and the seamstress had a hectic schedule too) the 2nd fitting had to be rescheduled to 5 days before the wedding (2 days before flying out to our DW) and in this time between when it should’ve been and when the fitting actually was I suddenly bought a lower heel shoe for the wedding than I had planned to wear and the dress was fitted to during the 1st fitting so in that 2nd “final” fitting which should’ve been just a try it on and collect the dress appointment my seamstress had to pin the dress to the correct length and then my 3rd and actual final fitting was the next day (4 days before wedding) when I also took the dress home and the next day we flew to Stockholm. 

It was all fine – things can be turned around overnight, even the same day.

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