Post # 1
The wedding is 6 months away and I am not too sure how far in advance I should get my first fitting. I know it needs to be hemmed, let out, and bustled. I am worried that they might not be able to let it out because of the beading on the corset though. And the hem might take a little longer because it has to be hemmed from the waist because of the lace on the bottom. And I don’t have my shoes yet. (I should probably get those pretty soon!)
Still, how far in advance did you get your first fitting?
Post # 3
I started at 2 months!
Talk to the salon and they will give you a good indication on when you should start. They do this all the time!
Post # 4
i need an “other” because i’m a major slacker and JUST scheduled mine for 6 weeks before the wedding.
yeah, the seamstress hates me but she said she would make it work 🙂
Post # 5
mindy weiss’ timeline says to do 3: first 6 weeks out, second one month out, and third 2 weeks out. i wouldn’t start any earlier than 2 months.
i asked 2 bridal salons about fittings, and they both said they could do it the week of if need be (i’ll probably need everything taken in some and a hem).
Post # 6
2 months, although I would have been fine with 3 if there had been openings then 🙂 I want to take it in now!
Post # 7
welp if my dress ships when its supposed to (last week in feb) then it will be here prolly first or second week of march…. that leaves me exactly 6 weeks for alteration 🙂 im going to try to do them as late as possible though since ive been steadily losing weight since april… hopefully itll fit perfect the day of! 🙂
Post # 8
I’ll probably get mine when I get my dress in a couple months, but all I need is the length so that’s not something that will change LOL!
Post # 9
I just went for my first fitting last month, so 4 months out. I was also concerned about my gown not being able to be let out. My gown is a size 6 and my bust is a size 14. My gown has a ton of lace and beading and my seamstress says “No problem”. She will be able to let it out. Apparently the designer of my gown leaves about 6″ on each seam, just so it can be let out. I was going to have her put a corset back in it, but she is confident that she will be able to alter it and we will still get to keep the zipper and the buttons. If I were you, I would get a seamstress now, so she/he can tell you what they can do for you and just to put your mind at ease. I am not going back in until January, but I am sleeping better now just knowing that my gown will be altered the way that I want.
Post # 10
I went to my first fitting the 6 days before my wedding! I was a long distance bride and wanted to use the tailor back home that my family had gone to for years! He was the only one I trusted with my dress.
I couldn’t really travel from TX to IN for fittings so we talked to him and he agreed that he’d get it done in a week. My first fitting was Monday, my second fitting was Tuesday and my last fitting was Wednesday and I got married on Saturday! What a week! 🙂
That said – I think a month and a half to 2 months out for a first fitting would be normal.
Post # 11
I started at 3 months but I was having a LOT of alterations done
Post # 12
You don’t even have my option! One month for me because that’s the first chance I’ll get to be in my home town and the second fitting is one week before my wedding!!
Post # 13
I’m weird but I also have a unique situation. I bought my dress in my hometown, however, between the purchase and the wedding I was only going to be home 2 more times and because there were a couple things to be done we got started right away.
I could have theoretically waited until this Christmas, but because I lost weight I’m glad the major things (like hacking off 3 feet) was done ahead of time so we can focus on taking in the sides.
Post # 14
i went on black friday! so just about 2 1/2 months out. i took it in that friday to be fitted, went back on teh 6th for the hem and i get to go back on the 15th for the bustle and hopefully take it home shortly after that!
Post # 15
My first fitting was a little less than eight weeks before the wedding. The dress was in the store about six weeks before that, and I went in to try it on for fun, but the store recommended waiting until two months to start alterations. My second fitting was ten days before the wedding, leaving pretty much the perfect amount of time for it to be pressed.
Post # 16
My first fitting was only 1 month ahead. My dress was a little late coming in. I think 6 weeks is ideal. Any longer and your body might be different…