(Closed) Major Alterations to dress, when to start?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
3331 posts
Sugar bee

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
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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 …

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