(Closed) How long do alterations take?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I just received my dress and was told to bring it back for alterations 2 months before my wedding. I guess it really depends on where you are taking it for alterations.

Post # 4
3088 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We worked with a seamstress and it took several months and many many appointments.  I’m sure the experience is different with actual dress stores…dunno!

Post # 5
1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@venusandback: How complicated is your skirt? If it’s tulle with lace appliques, that could take a lot longer than a plain taffeta hem.

You should call seamstresses and dress salons ASAP and ask. It can take anywhere from a month to 3 months or even more.

I’m having my bodice taken in a bit, and the skirt hemmed (simple chiffon skirt, 3 layers), and the dress shop told me 2 months should be fine.

Post # 6
10038 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had all my alterations completed within 3 weeks I think. I had a thick sash cut and attached to the bodice, straps added, and a 3 part skirt hemmed.

Post # 7
930 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It depends on your dress, what needs to be done with it and who is the seamstress.  It took about 3 weeks for me, with 5 fittings.  

Post # 8
1876 posts
Buzzing bee

I am worried about this too!  It seems so inconsistent from one place to the next.

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