Post # 1
DB just emailed me and said my dress is in (a month earlier than planned)! Eeeeeeek! My wedding isn’t until June ’14… so I have a while until I need to get alterations obviously. But, when should I schedule the 1st fitting? Also, does anyone have a garmet bag they recommend? I don’t really like DB’s garmet bag, it seems a little lightweight. Thanks! 🙂
Post # 3
what kind of alterations were you thinking if its just the length then i would do it 6 months befor you wedding… i didnt buy any garment bags for my gown it was just fine but i wasnt storing it in the closet for a year… hmm…
Post # 4
ooo I am so happy that you asked this. I am also June 2014 and my dress will come in very soon, I am wondering the same things. I am trying to loose a few pounds for the wedding, which is working.. but I have no idea when I should do the real measuring. My dress is ordered to fit me now so I have NO idea what do do with it until it comes!!
LAso, once you do find a garment bag, try to buy it used, from another bride or something along those lines.. I thik they can get pretty expensive from what I have heard
Post # 5
That’s exciting. You usually start getting your alterations done about 2 months before your wedding (at least thats what the place I got my dress at said). My dress won’t be in until July (I’m getting married this October). I have my first two alterations end of August and my last one beginning of September. They said I can pick up my dress a week before my wedding. I like the fact that the place is holding on to the dress for me. My FH’s sister is getting married April ’14. I don’t think her dress came in yet but I will ask her what her plan is once it comes in. She knows everything there is to know about the wedding planing process!
Post # 6
I had my first fitting about 4 months before my wedding, the second fitting was about two months before. If you think your weight will fluctuate very much over the next year, I’d wait a little while before getting it altered. Sorry I don’t have any suggestions for the garment bag.
Post # 7
@eliseemma: my gown has been in a DB bag in my closet for a long time. It’s just fine IMO. They cost $10.00. I don’t see the need for anything better or more expensive.