(Closed) ERRMAGOSHHH I'm freakin' OUT!!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do? (what would YOU do?)
    Don't worry be happy, everything is gonna be alright! : (22 votes)
    76 %
    SH#T would hit the roofffffff! Panic mode engaged! : (6 votes)
    21 %
    Start looking for another dress now, like actually yesterday... : (1 votes)
    3 %
    other (leave comment) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @mrs_tortoise:  that is a short amount of time for alterations but it definitely can be done.  I needed alot of alterations done to my dress and it was finished in a few weeks.

    Post # 4
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would call every couple of weeks until they give a better date than “some time in July…” Just explain that your wedding is in mid-August, so you want a firm date in order to schedule your alterations accordingly (since time will be short).

    Post # 5
    4415 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @mrs_tortoise:  You will be fine 🙂  Are you getting alterations done at the shop where you ordered your dress? If so, I’m sure they’ll be happy to work with you since they’re ‘at fault’ (I mean not really; it’s the dressmaker’s fault, but you know what I mean) for you not getting it until so late. Worst case, you might have to pay someone a little extra dough to get it ready in time, but those little ladies can sew pretty quick with the right motivation!

    Post # 6
    3340 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    It sounds like there’s something wrong…I wonder if the bridal salon lied to you and forgot to place the order for the dress.  Even designer dresses don’t usually take that long to come in.  I bought a Tara Keely dress, which is from the same person who makes Lazaro, and it came in in about 4-5 months.

    Post # 7
    5660 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Alterations only took about 2 weeks for me but I suppose it depends on the person. Sounds to me like you have plenty of time and you aren’t supposed to alter until close to the wedding anyway. I’d be more concerned that they will continue to push it back

    Post # 8
    2437 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Don’t freak out, I would call and schedule an alterations appt. asap, though. I would lean towards booking at the end of July, since you do not have an actual pick up date.  The alterations people will be able to make it work.

    Post # 9
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    You can get alterations done in a month…I had 3 rounds (first fitting, second, final and brought it home w/ me on the final) and each time they were like “Oh you can come back in a week (I didn’t want to bring my dress home that early and have other plans and whatnot, so I took more like 2-3 weeks between appointments since I had the luxury of time)

    Post # 10
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My alterations were done in like a week…for the bodice part.  The skirt is being hemmed and the bustle is done.  It was like a week and a half total. Just find someone good.


    Why does your wedding date say November 5th if you’re wedding is in August?

    Post # 11
    28 posts
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Eeek! I’m a nervous bride so that would totally freak me out, but the other posters are right, you will be fine. 

    I totally understand your stress though!! 

    Also don’t be shy! Call them all the time! Make sure they know that you need your  dress! (Be polite, but stand your ground!) 

    Post # 12
    4770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Alterations can be done in a short time BUT you should make an appointment well in advance.

    I’d me more worried about the dress not coming in on time if I were you.  May to July delay is huge, what if they decide to postpone to September Surprised.

    What’s their deal this should take 3 months tops.

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