(Closed) First Dressing Fitting! Who Did you take with you?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Bring someone to the fitting or go alone?
    Bring someone for another opinion : (19 votes)
    76 %
    Go alone and make your own decisions : (6 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I went alone because I didn’t see a reason to bring anybody.  Most fittings are pretty uneventful until the final fitting when the clouds part and angels sing just knowing that your dress is done and ready for the big day.  All that happened at my first fitting was pinning the sides to make my dress fit me, and pinning the bustle.  I didn’t need to have a hem pinned, otherwise that would have happened too.  Your seamstress will generally have a good idea of what bustle will work best for the dress.

    Post # 4
    504 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I just went for my first fitting and I am so glad I didn’t take anyone because I made some decisions about where I wanted the dress altered that I know my mom and MOB would have had opinions on. Take your mom and friends on the last fitting so they can ow and ah and tell you how beautiful you are…

    Post # 5
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I voted to take someone, but in your case, I would go alone.  I think you should take someone, but not if you think they aren’t going to be constructive to your vision.  Another set of eyes is good, but if they are going to try to lay down their opinions of how it should look…no.

    Post # 6
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I will probably bring my mom to be a second pair of eyes. But in your case, that might backfire so I don’t think there’s anything wrong with going alone. Or maybe you could bring a trusted friend?

    Post # 7
    1284 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I went alone.  It was no big deal.  I got to make a connection with my seamstress.  I went alone to the last fitting too.  But I took a good friend with me to the second one, as a special moment that we both shared together. 

    Post # 8
    7119 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Bring someone! I went alone and thought my dress looked okay. When I decided to show it to my mom she pointed out a few spots that looked funny. I was so excited about seeing the final product that I didn’t notice it. I had to run to a different seamstress and pay some more money to have my dress altered again!

    ETA: I read that wrong and was thinking of the final dress fitting. I probably wouldn’t bring someone to the first one, but I would definitely bring someone to the second one!


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