Post # 1
My wedding is 3.5 weeks away and I realized that my dress is too big. When I went for my fitting 5 weeks ago, we decided not to take it in because it fit well in the bust (strapless gown). I tried it on today and the bodice is way too big and my boobs will fall out if I try to do almost any dance move/hug/twirl/etc. I’m freaking out that it’s too close to the wedding for a last fitting. The tailor I used isn’t open until Wednesday which is only adding to my stress.
Do you think 3 weeks is enough time to get it altered? Leaving for my wedding on 8/31! Has anyone else been in this position? Any advice would be so greatly appreciated!
Post # 2
My last fitting was within that time frame, she had to add structure to back of dress, take in sides, attach the belt I chose and fix the bustle of the dress that made one side lay wrong and was a tad long. The tailor at my dress store was able to make it work. I picked up my dress on Thursday before a Saturday wedding.
Post # 3
Same thing happened to me! I could have kept a plate of snacks in there, when previously it had fit like a glove. The seamstress took some in on the side of the bust, which helped. It took her a couple of hours, but she was able to sneak it in!
Post # 4
My first seamstress had my dress to me 3 weeks before the wedding, and it was a near disaster!
I contacted the store I had purchased the dress from (2 years prior, yeah yeah, bought the dress waaaaay before getting engaged), and they gave me a recommendation, called her up, she had ONE appointment IF I could drive an hour north to another bride’s fitting, and I made it happen.
After putting the dress on and discussing my concerns, she told me she could fix everything (biggest issue was the natural waist line somehow had moved up to my lower rib cage), she changed the zipper out to a corset back, and added one more layer of tulle to the bottom inside of the dress to give it just a tad more “poof” – had the dress back in under two weeks and it fit just right. *phew*
I did have to pay an extra $50 or $75 for a ‘rush job’ , but it was totally worth it.