(Closed) May Brides- when are you getting your alterations?

posted 7 years ago in May 2011
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have a series of 3 fitting appointments to get alterations for my May 1 wedding:

March 26

April 9

April 16

Hope that helps!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m on the same boat!  I tried on my dress on Friday and it’s big on me now!  I guess that’s a good thing lol  I’m going April 2nd for my first fitting.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Tswife4ever: I would just check to see how long alterations will take them and make sure you give yourself at least a couple weeks just in case something goes wrong.  I think waiting til mid-end April would be okay if there isn’t much that needs to be taken in.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My dress is ready!  I didn’t need many alterations.  Bustle and added bra cups.

It’s waiting for me at the shop.  I’ll pick it up on April 25th for my May 1st wedding.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My first appointment is April 16th. I think that it just depends on who is doing your alterations, and how much time they will want!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My first app was Feb 18th. Next app is April 1st, one month before the wedding

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I just picked my dress up the other day- it’s all done! I would talk to the shop where you are having the work done because not only is it a busy time of the year for weddings but it’s also prom time. You don’t want to wait too long and have them rush through it.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

I had my first appointment on March 12th. Since she knows I’m losing weight, she said we’ll have a second fitting 3 weeks before the wedding to do any last minute taking in and such.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Tswife4ever: I think a month in advance of your wedding is plenty of time- I would check with your seamstree if you have a very elaborate dress, though, as it may take extra time.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m the type of person who has everything done as soon as i can. I had my alterations done in january and got my dress back in february. It fits perfect. I haven’t gained any weight since i was like 15. The only thing left is to have it steamed and the seamstress will do that a week before the wedding.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i had  my first fitting last week i am going tonight at 630 for the second   i didnt need to  have much done hopefully it will be perfect tonight   so excited to see my dress tonight

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My alterations were complete on February 25th. Now they just have to press the dress and veil, and make sure all the beading/ details are secure. I am picking it up on April 29th.

I did it so early because my weight doesn’t fluctuate at all so I am not worried about the dress fitting now but not in two months, you know?

And I like to check things off my wedding list!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My First alterations appointment was March 5th because the dress needed to be taken in 4-5 sizes and there was a lot of beading.  I have my next appointment on April 9th and will have at least one more appointment before I pick it up the week of the wedding.  I think a lot of it depends on what you’re having done but don’t wait too long!! Taking it in a little at the last minute is a lot less of a pain than major changes that could have been done sooner.

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