(Closed) First Fittin/alterations – what to ask, what to expect, and what to bring

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I just had my first fitting last week all I took were my shoes and a couple of different bra options because I wasn’t sure what would work with my dress.


as far as alterations for your dress maybe look at getting the sleeves shortened so they sit at your wrists and the top of the dress appears a bit long at the back maybe ask if it can get taken up at the shoulder seems.

Post # 4
690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Bring all undergarments and your shoes. 

Post # 5
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Bring your shoes, bra or sewn in bra cups, or a slip or anything you plan on wearing under your dress. Ask your seamstress about what kind of bustle would work well with your dress.

I recommend you eat before going and drink plenty of liquids. It wouldn’t hurt to bring a water bottle with you as well. I felt kind of dizzy at my second alteration appointment so if you ever feel a little light headed don’t be afraid to ask to sit down and take a break. 

Post # 7
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

You should definitely get slips before alteration. if you get your dress hemmed without crinoline/petticoat, it might end up too short when you wear it under the dress. The fit around bra may be off if you wear diffent bra or shapewear

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