Post # 1
so im getting married on one coast and i live on the other….anyone else in a similar situation? i am wondering how to handle the dress purchasing….should i buy where i live or where the wedding will be? i’m worried about alterations appointments, but also about dress transportation….does anyone have any experience with this?
Post # 3
When I lived in Colorado, I was getting married in NJ (where I’m from), but had my dress made here (NJ). It was shipped to me once it was made, and we brought it back here for alterations (it was 4x’s too big). We were in NJ for a week before the wedding, so alterations were easy to do.
Post # 4
i bought my dress where the wedding is, just because that’s closer to my mom and she wanted to be there. it’s nice not to worry about transporting the dress, but i did have to worry about alterations. the shop told me they could do all of the alterations whenever i get in town for the wedding (i would probably go on the wednesday before).
Post # 5
I was living in LA for most of my planning and in Dallas for the end of it but I got married in IN. I bought my dress in LA (although it was DB so I could have gotten it anywhere really) and flew it to IN with me at Christmas time. I had a tailor back home that my family has used for years and years and who does GREAT work so I knew I wanted him to do my dress versus finding a new tailor in a new city.
I had one appointment with my tailor over the holidays (to assess how much tailoring would be needed) and he said that he would be able to do everything the week before the wedding. So I had my first fitting the Monday before the wedding, my second fitting the Tuesday before the wedding, and my final fitting the Wednesday before the wedding.
Post # 6
I bought my dress in NYC and flew down to FL with it on a planning trip in October, I’m going to an alteration appt when I fly down to FL again in March. I was only comfortable with this because my dress only needs a few alterations (bustle, maybe 1.5 inches off the hem) and even now I’m starting to get paranoid.