(Closed) How long do alterations take?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would go in ASAP, but I think you might be surprised with how quick seamstresses work! There are usually three fittings, the first being at six weeks out, then four weeks, then two weeks. So you’re at that four week mark so technically you’re only a couple of weeks behind at the moment.

Post # 4
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If all that needs to be done is hemming the dress, then you should be okay, but I would still go in as soon as you can.  A lot of it depends on her workload and schedule, so although it might not take that long to hem your dress, the seamstress might be too booked to deal with it.

Post # 5
98 posts
Worker bee

Your dress looks like it has a lot of layers. Each layer has to be hemmed. Also, the top lace layer looks like it has some edging which makes it more difficult to hem the dress without losing that detailing on the end. You should probably get it done as soon as possible and you might even need to be prepared to pay a rush fee.

Post # 7
29 posts
  • Wedding: December 2006

Your dess is amazing.


To make sure your dress is ready you should get to your seamstress as soon as possible.  Make sure your seamstress can get the alterations done in time.



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