(Closed) Is it too early to start alterations?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Alterations
    Start 'em : (1 votes)
    20 %
    Wait! : (4 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @Willow1991:  I see nothing wrong with going now! I mean it’s 4 months away…might as well!

    Post # 4
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Do you have your shoes and any necessary undergarments?  If so, I don’t see why not but I personally waited until 6 weeks out to start.  I tend to not eat when stressed so I lose a few pounds.  My dress is already a little big on me even though the seamstress only took in the bodice about 4 weeks ago.

    Post # 5
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Yes its too early!!

    You want it to be perfectly altered on your wedding day.  I had my dress altered mid March for my April 28th wedding.  Even though they ended up messing up my alterartions and getting me a brand new dress 2 weeks before my wedding, they were able to alter it within a few days and it was perfect!!! 

    I would not do it 5 months out, wait till August, get it altered then 🙂  

    Post # 6
    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m considering the same question. My wedding is a year out but I already have my dress. My weight hasn’t changed since I was 13. I say go for it. Why not take care of this when it’s convenient rather than dealing with this a month out when you’ll be busy?

    Post # 7
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    no, dont do it.

    Post # 8
    14486 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I got mine done a few months before the wedding also.  My weight/size hasnt changed in the last 10+ years also so I just wanted to get it done.

    Post # 9
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would say yes, it’s too early. I was like you–very little weight fluctuation for years and years–so I figured it was safe to get mine done four months in advance. I lost at least 10 pounds in the two months before the wedding, without any intention or desire to do so (I’m usually a size 0-2 and I basically lost all my curves and was not particularly happy about it). Fortunately I was able to have the bust taken in for no extra charge, and we put in padded cups, and it wasn’t a big deal. But there was definitely some extra room in the hips, and if I could do it all over again I would have waited.

    Post # 10
    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    No!  I began my alterations in Jan because I bought a sample off the rack and my weight doesn’t fluctuate much.  The seamstress gave me a discount for allowing her extra time because that allowed her to take on other (more time limited) jobs.  I’ll have a final fitting in the week before the wedding to make sure that everything still fits just right!

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