Post # 1
When I went to try on my dress next week, it had the little blue marks on it from where she had done alterations. My dress was supposed to be done today but won’t until tomorrow and since I work a weird shift and live two hours away, I can’t get to it until next Saturday. Do those blue marks just wipe/steam off? Or do you have to get it professionally cleaned to get them off? Also, can they professionally press a dress pretty quickly? As of tomorrow I have two weeks until the wedding but right now I have two weeks until we leave for the wedding. So I just wanted to make sure I’m still good for everything to be done by March 3 (the last time I will be up there). I know I’m probably just being paranoid, I just wanted to make sure. For reference, the only thing left to do that was supposed to be done this weekend was fix the strap a little more.
Post # 3
The dress store should give you the dress in perfect condition – no blue marks, and freshly pressed and stuffed to keep it from wrinkling. Check it before you leave the store, and if it’s not to your satisfaction, insist that they fix it before you pay the final bill.
Post # 4
@NotYourTypicalBride: Thank you for easing my mind! She’s been really great so far, she was apologizing over and over again on the phone for not being done and told me I can come in whenever I want to whether it be during normal business hours or not because she felt bad so I’m guessing she’ll have it in great condition.
Post # 5
@mandb122: That’s good to know – you really shouldn’t have a problem, then!
Post # 6
Not a dumb question at all; I’d never even heard of that. But yeah, if my tailor decided to add “something blue” to the sides of my dress, I’d throw a fit.
Post # 7
I did alterations to men’s formal wear while in school, and we added white marks (because the fabric is dark) But, no fear… it was just chalk and steamed away instantly. I assume the blue is a chalk to show on light fabric? They will/should have it perfect for you when you pick it up.