(Closed) Uh, my dress won’t come in untill 3 weeks before my wedding!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Assuming your dress was ordered in the size appropriate for you so that it doesn’t need major alterations, you should be fine.  My alterations didn’t get started until late, and I didn’t pick up my finished dress until like 4 days before my wedding.

Post # 4
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had 5 weeks for alterations and am picking mine up 9 days before the wedding. As long as your dress doesn’t have to be completely remade or anything, you should be fine. In a way it’s nice to get your dress at the last minute so you don’t have to worry about storing it. (I’m afraid our cats will find a way to shed on mine!) As long as you’re confident that your dress will be in when they say, you should be good!

Post # 5
1154 posts
Bumble bee

It’s a little tight but should be totally doable.  Mine came in six weeks out but… my second apointment is two weeks out when her work can’t possibly take more than a couple days and she said three fitting while I have no idea what she can possibly do for the second and third fitting.

So I think the alteration can easily be squeezed into 2 weeks.

Post # 6
18 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine just came in and the wedding in about 3 weeks.  There is nothing to worry about as long as there aren’t any major changes.  Alterations move pretty fast otherwise.

Post # 7
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Yeah, I got a little chubby during my 1L year so I’m waiting until the last possible minute (2-3 weeks) to have it altered and just paying a rush fee.  3 weeks is enough.  You’ll be fine.

Post # 8
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Well, I had a really bad experience with this exact issue, but as long as the dress doesn’t come it too small to let out, you’ll be fine. The dress shop knows your wedding date so they will put a rush on for you. And it’s better if you wait until right before teh wedding to have a final fitting, which is what you will be doing 🙂

Post # 9
31 posts
  • Wedding: December 1995

Sometimes this happens.  Either there is a delay at the manufacturer or the dress was ordered without at least 2 months leeway.

Either way, you should be fine.  Just make sure that you have a tentative alterations apointment or that where you bought the dress has a policy that allows for brides to get into a seamstress when the gown comes in, not just on an appointment basis.

As long as you are prepared, then things should still go smoothly and you have time for a few little wrinkles along the way.



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