Post # 1
I usually wear a size 2 or 4. My dress is currently a sample, size 12. it’s going to require pinching at both sides, a lot of pinching. There’s beading and hemming that needs to be done.
When I called the bridal shop and explained the situation, they told me to make an appointment to do alterations in mid-Sept for my early Oct wedding. Is this enough time?? Or should I attempt to start alterations in late Aug to early Sept… or even sooner??
Post # 3
I’m no alterations person, but I would think sooner would be better. But it also depends on you. I don’t fluctuate in weight much at all, which means I could have done my alterations months ago and still be fine for my July wedding. If you know you are planning on losing weight/gaining muscle or you generally just fluctuate up and down, I guess you would need to be closer to your date to start alterations.
Post # 4
I would think you need to leave yourself at least 6 weeks, maybe more to be on the safe side. I started my alterations in March and I had my "final fitting" last week (for my wedding next weekend). I’m glad I left an extra week, because my dress was still too big for me and has to be taken in again before the wedding. I figure it’s better to err on the side of leaving too much time than not enough.
Post # 5
I don’t know, waiting that long would definitely make me nervous, especially if there was major work involved. I’m also getting married in October, though I got my dress last summer. I called a seamstress a couple of months ago and she said to call back in June — she’s busy, but I don’t need major work to my dress, just hemming and taking it in through the bodice (but not a lot).
I would think that August might be a safer time for you …