Post # 1
I ordered my wedding dress on July 31, 2013, and am getting married June 21, 2014. I figured that was more than enough time to have it ordered/made/delievered/altered. When I paid the deposit, they told me that the dress would be in in approximately six months, so about the end of January. That sounded perfect—I’d have more than enough time to make sure it fits properly, etc.
I went in to the salon last weekend with a friend of mine so she could find her wedding dress, and I figured I’d check in on the status of mine while I was there. They told me that now, it’s not going to be in until mid-April (!). I was kind of stunned.. six months seems reasonable to me, but nine months? Now I’m worried that I’ll show up in April, and they’ll tell me it’ll be even later. What should I do? For those of you that have experience with dress fitting and alterations, is two months enough time to take care of all of that? I know I shouldn’t be stressing yet, but.. well, I suppose I am. Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
@laustin85: I was told by my seamstress to allow 1-2 months for alternations, depending on how much work there was to do. You should be fine. 🙂
Post # 4
@laustin85: Try not to stress/panic yet. I guess it depends on where you get your dress but alterations should not take that long. Do you know of any big alterations that you want to make to the dress already?
To make you feel better… I am getting married March 1 and my dress won’t be in until Feb 17. :O Yea.. so like a little over a week. The lady who owns the dress shop is wonderful though and it’s actually a bridesmaids dress that I am using as a wedding dress. We should not have to do many alterations to the dress. I had major dress regret and actually changed my dress choice!
So try to breath easy 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@laustin85: Did they give a reason?! Jeesh! Were they going to tell you that if you hadn’t wound up stopping in with your friend? I wouldn’t stress yet about alterations, but I would give the dress shop some $hit! Let them know if you have to pay for rush alterations, you’ll expect them to cover the difference.
My bridal salon told me 5 months and the dress came in in 2, I would hope they tend to overexaggerate to cover thier butts if something should happen.
Post # 6
Phew! Good to know 🙂 Thank you!
Post # 7
Oh my gosh! Thanks for the advice—it sounds like you have the dress situation under control. What a relief 🙂 The only alteration I know
will need to be made is the length… I’m about 5’1 and wearing flats, sooo.. I’m sure the hem will need to come up a bit 😉
I ordered a Jim Hjelm dress, and apparently it’s “taking longer to make.” (?) I wondered the same thing, though—it didn’t seem like they had intended to give me a call to update me on anything, which was a little worrisome. They did say there’s a slight possibility that it will arrive sooner, so I figure I’m going to wait until April hits, and THEN start harrassing them 😉
Post # 8
I hope I do!! There is always a chance I will get screwed here but it is a chance I had to take if I wanted a dress that I loved. I am nervous about it I’m trying to just stay positive about it. In the worst case scenario, I would wear my first choice (which is still a lovely dress).
I know mine will need to be hemmed too. I don’t think you have anything to worry about!! 🙂
Post # 9
I wouldn’t worry hun. The enagement season is typically around the holiday so it pushes ship dates out a few extra weeks/months. Since it is a Jim Hjelm dress I wouldn’t fret too much. I was told when I ordered my dress in October that it would come in January but that the engagement season would push it out if they got a huge order. Most alterations can be done fairly soon, especially if it’s just hem.