(Closed) Wedding in 5wks- dress is not done!? (VENT)

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: When will your dress be ready for pick up?
    Several months before the big day : (4 votes)
    15 %
    A few months before the big day : (2 votes)
    8 %
    One month before the big day : (3 votes)
    12 %
    Less than a month before the big day : (17 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 3
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m having two dresses worked on. They will both be ready DAYS before the wedding. Although I’m definitely not the norm.

    Post # 4
    2201 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I ordered my dress last May, wedding this September. My first fitting is in July, second fitting sometime in August. So I’ll be getting my dress a little under a month out. I think that’s pretty normal actually. You want to have it finalized closer to the day, in case you lose/gain weight.

    Post # 5
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I bought my dress last April. My first fitting is in June. I will have another in July and one more in August. I will pick up my dress all altered and pressed the week before my wedding.

    Post # 6
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I agree that I think it’s crap that she held it for that long and the job is going to only take her a week to do.

    It’d be different at a larger shop where they have a queue and could have different people work on it on different days and therefore need to hold it for longer.

    Post # 7
    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    june 19th isn’t 5 weeks away, girl! my heart started beating fast and i counted the days. we have 6 weeks and a couple days lol. it’s all still fine. but I can see why you’d be nervous. My dress has been altered and done for a month or two now. I don’t know what I’d do if it was being put off by the alterations lady, but i’m sure it will be fine.

    Post # 8
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I don’t think that’s super odd – the seamstress probably has a lot of orders she has to fill so she has to prioritize than by when they are due.  If she told you she’d get it done by mid-May, I’m sure she’ll stick to that.  I dropped off my bridesmaid dress to be altered in March and won’t be getting it back until 2 weeks before the wedding.  And if it still needs changing, I’m sure the seamstress will just make it more of a priority since the day I need it is sooner.

    My wedding dress wasn’t ready to be picked up until the week of my wedding.  Don’t stress unless she’s LATE.  I think most people don’t do their final fitting until a week or two before the wedding.

    Post # 9
    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I feel you! My dress wasn’t ready until the DAY BEFORE we left for our destination wedding. I was SO mad at my seamstress, who was reputable in our city.

    My dress needed minimal alterations. It was tea-length, so the hem was fine. It just needed to be taken in a bit at the waist. It was originally supposed to be done a month before we left, and then it got pushed back twice because, as she said, “I had other brides come in whose wedding dates were sooner than yours.” Well, that’s fine and all, but it was a huge inconvenience. In the end, she gave me a discount for the trouble because I started crying (it was a stressful time!), and I dropped off my dress about 45 days prior … PLENTY of time for such small alterations!

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