(Closed) How long did it take to get your dress altered?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m trying to find out as well:) my dress should come in the first week of february and my wedding is in march I hope it dsnt take much time.

Post # 4
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1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

My wedding is at the end of Feb and my seamstress is having me come in for my first fitting early next week. I was supposed to come in at the end of this week : and I’m also flying out a week before my wedding which she doesn’t know about yet. Jokes on her though, I didn’t lose any weight at all! I think I gained.

Post # 5
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3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My dress came in barely a month before my wedding. I went in for my first fitting three weeks before our date, went back just under a week later and it was altered and almost perfect, had the final fitting with a few more details tweaked not long after. I can’t remember exact times, but it was definitely done in less than two weeks, and apparently they were super busy with alterations at the time too.

ETA: Oh and that was with them taking it in around 2 sizes, adding a sweetheart neckline, doing a lot of hemming, sewing in cups, and putting in a 14 point bustle.

Post # 6
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3261 posts
Sugar bee

Bridal salon told me 3 months. Im having long sleeves added to it, though so that adds time I’m sure. 

Post # 8
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586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was told 8-12 weeks but I plan on having my zipper altered into a corset back so they said it would be closer to 12week. I plan on going in 17 weeks before cause I’m always worried it will take longer or something will go wrong.

Post # 9
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1425 posts
Bumble bee

For hemming, bustle and a tiny bit taken in at the bust it took about 2 weeks. 

Post # 10
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Re-doing the bust area, hemming, altering the size, changing the straps, adding a bustle took less than two weeks. I LOVED my alterations lady. She does the costuming for the SF Opera and runs an alteration business on the side.

Post # 11
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1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’ve had my fitting so I came back to let you know – I’m taking in the bust (big job, apparently, since she has to rip it all apart and bring it in, then sew the detail back on top), moving the back panel over, adding bra cups, and do the bustle. I’m getting a french bustle, and all 6 layers of tulle and lace of my skirt have to be hemmed together with a ribbon in order to get it to hang right. One to two weeks! This is a good time of year to get alterations done quickly, not as many brides.

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