(Closed) get some alterations now or be patient

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Get the top altered now or wait until closer to the big day
    get the bust altered now : (3 votes)
    13 %
    wait : (21 votes)
    88 %
  • Post # 3
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    1243 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Pretty dress!  I think it looks great and once you get it altered to fit, it will be really awesome.  🙂

    I think that getting alterations now depends on whether your size (bust, everywhere else) fluctuates at all.  If you get it done now you may have to get it done again (the bust area) closer to your wedding date.

    I can understand why you’d want to get it done now.  I have a dress that I bought in February, 2010 that is too big for me and needs extensive alterations (I’m having the skirt taken in, train chopped off, then just overall “it’s too big” alterations- hurray for a sample sale!) and I was DESPERATE to get it altered…but I was worried about losing/gaining weight (I tend to retain a lot of water at certain times).  It’s been difficult to look at shoes, accessories, etc. because I don’t really know what the final product will be- so I get where you’re coming from.

    I would still wait though…if only to save having to have it altered twice in the same place. 

    Post # 4
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    527 posts
    Busy bee

    As a seamstress, my answer is no.  You should have everything done at the same time because it will effect the overall way the dress will hang on your body.  You should also wait because you never know how much your weight may fluctuate.  If you want to get a vague idea of how it might look in the bust, maybe you could just pin it to the desired height at home and check it out.

    Post # 5
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    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Girl WAIT! My dress is ordered and has come into the shop, but I am not getting married until next May, so I am waiting until early next year to even begin alterations.  I REALLY sucks to wait, I know!  But it will be better to get it all done at the same time closer to your date. 

    Post # 6
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    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    A fellow Madison bee! Yay!

    Anyway…I also bought my dress super early, more than a year in advance, but I’m waiting to get it altered until at least this winter (Wedding’s in June) in case I lose weight, etc.  It’s better to have to wait a little bit than for weight or something else to change and need to get it altered again.

    Post # 7
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    1816 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I’d wait.  I am just now getting the bust taken in on my dress (Labor Day weekend), and my wedding is in October.

    Post # 8
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    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    i think you should wait and have everything done at once

    Post # 9
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    1032 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think you should wait… but I just have to say your dress is BEAUTIFUL on you! Congratulations!

    Post # 11
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    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    that sounds perfect–get some ideas, but don’t do anything now.  i know it’s hard, but wait.

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