(Closed) Dress is in! When to do first fitting?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Are you getting your dress altered at the bridal salon or through a private seamstress?  Probably your alterations person could give you a timeline on how long it will take them to complete your dress.

Personally, my dress didn’t come in until about a month before my wedding, and that was plenty of time.  My alterations were simple, though (just shortening the length, adding a 3-point bustle, and sewing in cups). 

Post # 4
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yes you can totally do this, it’s what I’m doing. My dress arrived yesterday but I won’t be starting fittings until about a month before the wedding (because they do them onsite) but I’m going to try it on next week, just so I remember what it looks like and to take lots of photos so I can make decisions on hair/jewellry etc. Not too sure how happy the bridal salon is about it, but hey, I paid A LOT for this dress so the way I see it, I should be able to go try it on as many times as I want!!!

Post # 7
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I had  “try-on” appt about 2 weeks after I got the call that my dress had arrived! =)

Post # 8
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I also did this- my dress came in almost a full year before the wedding, so way too soon for alterations. I went and tried the dress on, took lots of pics, but won’t start alterations for a while. One of the ladies at the salon told me to start 3 months before, but I may start earlier since I am out of town and don’t know how often I can get back home! So I will probably start around December/January for my June wedding.

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