(Closed) Dress Fitting

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: When do you think I should go?
    Listen to the store, they know what they are talking about! : (13 votes)
    72 %
    Go earlier better safe than sorry! : (3 votes)
    17 %
    Other, please explain : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    It all depends on how much has to get done, and how the dress store operates. Maybe they don’t want to start too early because they have others that need to be done sooner so if they take measurements they may forget or be worried about losing paperwork in that time.

     

    Post # 4
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    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I AGREE IT TOTALLY DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH YOU HAVE TO GET DONE- A BUSTLE IS EASY AND DOESN’T TAKE TIME- DEPENDING ON HOW YOUR DRESS FITS YOU AT THE MOMENT, IF YOU NEED IT ALTERED UP, IN AND BUSTLED- I WOULD DEFINATELY GET IN THERE ASAP

    Post # 5
    Bee
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

    I think it depends on your body too. Are you planning on losing weight before the wedding? A lot of brides do, and then their dresses are too baggy on the day of. So that could be the store’s worry. If you’re pretty good at maintaining your weight and don’t plan to do any crash dieting before the big day, I’d say it wouldn’t hurt to go in earlier. It’d take a load off your mind.

    Post # 6
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    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

    I told my seamstress I had lost 30 pounds already, and that I was planning to lose about 15-20 more before the wedding.  I called her in the begining of June and she said I would need 3 fittings, regardless, so we needed to make sure we scheduled them with enough time.  Even though I called her in June she still set the appt up for July 1st, and obviously the other 2 will have to be in between then and our late august wedding.  It does seem like my seamstress knows how much time she can devote to a dress, so maybe that shop is concerned they won’t be able to do it?

    Maybe you could call a few seamsresses (check reviews on the knot, yelp and wedding wire) and see what they say?

    Post # 7
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    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    My dress came in the last week of May. I tried it on and I’m going to need alterations. I either need to lose weight or they need to let out the bust (or do corset back). They didn’t make my appointment until August 6th and my wedding is September 12. They reassured me that’s enough time to do the alterations. My dress is only too small in the bust. So if I lose weight (need to anyway) it will need taken in the waist. If I don’t lose weight then they will have to let out the bust or do a corset back. I’m going to trust them on this. They are the best bridal shop in area and everyone I’ve talked to has raved about them.

    I would try to find out from other brides what their experience has been with your bridal store. 

    Post # 8
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    88 posts
    Worker bee

    My wedding is in the middle of November, and I’m not supposed to worry about fittings until the middle of September.  It seems like 2 months out is standard from all the comments.  I wouldn’t worry.

    Post # 9
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    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    1st fitting was June 20th for a July 18th wedding.  Second fitting is July 8th.  My seamstress knew that I was on a fitness kick and wanted to do it as close to the wedding as possible.  All I needed was the bodice taken in, hem and bustle… so it wasn’t that extensive.

    Post # 10
    Member
    961 posts
    Busy bee

    My wedding is August 1 and I just had my first fitting 2 weeks ago where we figure out the bustle and that it doesn’t need to be hemmed.  LIke doctorgirl, I’m not having my next and final fitting until about 10 days before my wedding date because my gal seems to think I’m going to lose even more weight with the pre-wedding stress (she says that it happens to almost every one of her brides).  So, she didn’t want to keep altering the dress over and over or have me wearing a dress that doesn’t fit right at the end.  

    Based on what my gal told me, August even seems a bit early.

    Post # 11
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    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My wedding is October 10, one week before yours, and my first fitting is also in Aug!  So I hear ya, but I think it’ll be fine.  We still have 2 months for alterations 🙂

    Post # 12
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    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    yup… listen to your tailor! That is plenty of time. I’m getting married in 2 weeks (july 11) and the tailor didn’t want to touch my dress until the end of April. I think this is mostly to allow for any weight fluctuation and will give you time to tone up for your big beautiful day!

    Post # 13
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    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My dress needs a ton of alterations, so I am having my first fitting tonight for my mid-Oct wedding.  Also I knew that I basically have no weekends in July and August to do my fittings (due to other weddings and we are moving).  So it was either this weekend or end of August and they said 3 months before the wedding was needed for my first fitting.

    I’ll probably do one now, one in mid-Sept and then another just a few wks before the wedding.

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