(Closed) Trying on your dress AFTER the final fitting?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2680 posts
Sugar bee

I would leave it alone, otherwise you might get it dirty or wrinkled.  I had the dress place steam my dress and it was picked up 2 days before the wedding in a dress bag.  I didnt even look at it until I opened it to put the dress on.

Post # 4
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I tried mine on after I brought it home… I knew it was verging on too big, so I wanted to spend some time in it and see what happened.  I realized in short order that it would fall down the longer I wore it, and my seamstress offered to do a last minute alteration to make it perfect!

Post # 5
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I really want to try it on AT the salon when I go to pick it up…and then leave it alone until the big day!

Post # 6
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

A month out seems like a long time not to try it again.  I guess it depends on whether you’re body has been changing a lot.  My final fitting is next Friday, and then I pick up on Saturday in case of any last minute changes.  I still worry that 2 weeks is far out…but b/c I’m flying to Mich. the following Sat. and it’s too hard to get up to her shop on weekdays, that’s what we decided on. 

I don’t know what to say about the pressing though.  Since I’ve got to bring it on the plane, I’m having it steam pressed after I get to Michigan anyway.

Do you have to pick it up now?  Or any possibiilty of having a last fitting closer to the date?

Post # 8
3331 posts
Sugar bee

If I had mine for a whole month, I’d probably try it on.  My dress was stuck in last minute alterations hell, and I wasn’t able to pick it up from the presser until 3 days before the wedding.  I didn’t touch it then, because I knew there wasn’t time to fix it if I messed it up!  If you have time to get it re-pressed if necessary, I say try it on all you like! 🙂

Post # 9
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My alterations were complete about 1.5 months before the wedding.  I planned to keep my dress neatly steamed and packed up until the wedding day, but I got so nervous a week before the wedding that I went ahead and tried it on.  (I’d been dieting a little and exercising more than usual to battle wedding stress, so I was nervous about it being too big.)  Anyway, the dress fit fine, and I’m sure it varies dress by dress, but I was able to put my dress back in the bag, and it didn’t get wrinkled or anything before the wedding day.

Post # 10
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

I did what naangel55 did.  My dress shop didn’t really allow me enough time to be tempted with a last minute try-on.  I’m kind of glad thinking back… I got that wide-eyed, giggly "I’m getting married today!" grin when I saw myself in the mirror for the first time with my hair and makeup done.

Don’t forget to take your veil or hair flower (if you’re wearing one) with you to the trial.  :o)

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