Post # 1
I’m up against the wall in terms of getting alterations for my gown. Due to my work schedule this Thursday morning is the only time I can take my gown in to get alterations done, unfortunately UPS is also going to be delivering my wedding ring (they’re going to try tomorrow but I’ll be at work so that’s one of three attempts) sometime that day.
I was curious how long it took other bees at their fitting appointment to gauge if I have a chance of making it home to meet the UPS guy.
Post # 2
Well I would allow about a half hour(that’s max if the employee doing the alterations/measurements are ready for you at appointment time when you walk in) you have to get on the dress then walk out for them to fiddle with the length, size, and mane sure to get everything that needs done. An experienced seamstress will get it done pretty quickly. Maybe I would tell the company you need apt time to go sharp and right on time, or set it up early incase they overbooked or are behind. Good luck I’m sure you will be gorgeous!
Post # 3
beth.messer.9: Thanks! You give me hope! I have the first appointment of the day and my dress needs very few alterations. plus the store is pretty close to my house so I’m really hoping the logisitics gods smile on me.
Post # 4
I would call UPS and ask them to deliver to another address, or to hold the package at their distribution center.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2014 - Enoch Turner School House
Well it all depends on your gown, and how much they can do/plan in your first fitting. I had mine today – they were slightly slow getting to me, but I was getting pinned and tucked and trimmed for a good hour, hour and fifteen – mind you I have a ballgown with a massive train, and am short and all 8 or 9 layers of the dress had to be either cut and/or pinned separately, as well as pinning both sides, and planning a bustle. She was hard a work for a long time, but got everything taken care of, and al further fittings I have will be minimal – but I think that was the point cause my wedding is in less than 3 weeks…..
so you never fully know how long till you get there. I’d give yourself at least an hour just to be sure!
Post # 6
My first alterations appointment took about 20 minutes.. just long enough for me to get into the dress, and to prance in front of the seamstress. After that she pinned me in and flattened out the skirt to see how much would need taken in, and that was that.
Post # 7
peachacid: I think I’m going to take a gamble that it is delivered tomorrow morning before I have to leave for work, if not your idea of having left at a UPS store is the next best solution (they won’t change the delivery address unfortunately).
Post # 8
renwoman: my first fitting took less than 20 minutes… I think you’ll probably be fine. If you miss your first delivery, they do usually check a box saying around what times they will be coming back next time! So you will probably have a better idea when they will be coming then. I feel your pain- trying to be there to sign for packages is so difficult with work! Having them hold it at a delivery center is a good option and I think you have until midnight the day of the second failed attempt. Good luck!