(Closed) My dress is in!!!!!!!!!…..now what?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes, you probably want to wait on alterations.  I’m a Sept bride, and my dress came in last month.  I brought it home, and their advice was to wait for 6-8 weeks before the wedding.  This is because you want to avoid as much weight fluctuation as possible and, as a result, the best fit you can get!  Take her home and do the alterations later. 🙂

Post # 4
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@DTF1983: My dress came in in July.  I took mine home for a long time and did alterations around late January.  I definitely ran to try it on when it came in, I couldn’t wait! And I wanted to make sure my alterations were done as close to the wedding as possible in case anything changed (shoes, weight, etc) plus I wanted it with me so I always knew that it was in a safe place (that sounds stupid but I had fears of a fire at the bridal shop, someone just throwing it around, putting it in too light of an area and it yellowing or something like that).

Post # 5
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

it doesnt hurt to take it home and wait it out – you wont want to have to pay for additional alterations when the wedding gets closer.

Post # 6
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My dress came in WAY earlier than expected, and the store also told me 6-8 weeks. They advised against doing alterations too early to avoid problems with losing or gaining weight. I might just call the alterations person they recommended to confirm when I should check back to make an appointment. Right now my dress is just sitting in my Future In-Laws house in a closet and it will probably just sit there until the fall!

Post # 7
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

When my dress came in, I went to the store to make my final payment and try it on.

Then you get to take it home! I personally didn’t want to have it at home, so I had the shop keep it in their storage for me.

As for alterations, I booked my appointment yesterday, so I’ll just go pick up my dress before that date. My wedding is september 10th, and I am starting the alterations July 14th. 

You can start booking an appointment now, but you don’t have to get it altered right now!

Post # 8
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

This is a great question! I am planning on getting my alterations done right away because it is something I can cross of my list. I have always been a size 0 (even right after the birth of my daughter) so I know I won’t have any weight issues and I already have my shoes. After the alterations I am just going to leave the dress at the shop because if I brought it home with me, I would try it on way too much lol

Post # 9
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The more alterations you have to do the more expensive it gets, so I would definitely wait until you’re as a close to how you’ll look on your wedding day as you can get.

Post # 11
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

6-8 weeks before the wedding is usually the best time to do alterations. So if your weddding is in Oct, the earliest you should have alterations is august.

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