Post # 1
I recently purchased a dress second-hand online and definitely need some alterations (it’s about a size too big and 6 inches too long). I have a LOT of time to get it altered, but I wanted to know when I should start the process? Thanks!
Post # 3
I think maybe 3 months in advance? Maybe a little sooner if you aren’t planning on any weight loss or gain.
Post # 4
I would start looking around now, that way you can compare costs and experiance of the tailor.
Post # 5
I had to laugh at your poll… my dress won’t even arrive until about a month before my wedding! I know I’m slightly behind so that’s not exactly ideal… but I think most brides have less than 3 months between when they get their dress and the wedding, so 3 months would be fine.
Post # 6
My fittings will all be done within 6 weeks before the wedding.
Post # 7
I took my dress in 4 weeks prior for alterations. I didn’t want to do it too early in case my weight fluctuated.
Post # 8
I spoke with a few different seamstresses and the salon where I purchased and they all said 6 weeks before the wedding alterations start. It seems like it too close to the wedding but I guess it makes sense. This way if your weigth fluctuates it can’t be by that much.
Post # 9
I think my first fitting was 2 months before, but I had fittings up until the week before so I don’t think you should go in much earlier than that. Even 3 months seems too early to start.
Post # 10
I did mine about a month before, and then got it back about 1 week prior. I wouldn’t go too soon before, especially since weight fluctuations do happen during the stress of wedding planning!
Post # 11
I just got my dress Friday and tried it on for first fitting and NO major alterations neded (cap sleeves need a little streamlining). The seamstress told me that I should come in March, 2 months before my wedding, for an additional fiting just in case anything weight wise happens. I was also warned not to wait much longer than March to atleast make an appointment. Remember May-June is wedding, prom, and graduation “season.” So there will a lot of people looking for seamstresses around that time!
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Normally it’s 3 fittings at 6 weeks, 4 weeks, and 2 weeks out.
Post # 13
Thanks for your feedback ladies! I guess I’m just getting antsy! I’m going to start look for a tailor this summer and then probably start the alterations about 4months out. I don’t fluctuate in weight that much and I’m so nervous about the extensive alterations!