(Closed) when are you doing alterations

posted 6 years ago in June 2012
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@asianyoushi:  Same here – I have a true to size (Alfred Angelo) that needs to be altered from size 8 to 4 but it was a discontinued floor sample and I had to have it. My wedding is May 26, 2013 and I am going to get the alterations done this summer. It is a ballgown style so only the waist and bust are really relevant. I’ll just have to keep my weight where it is now. Alfred Angelo suggested that I get the dress altered 4 months before the wedding but I’m in my forties. My weight doesn’t fluctuate that much.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

I have my first fitting on Saturday! I know it’s early, but I’m an out of town bride so I won’t be back in the area again til mid-May. Haha, sorry that’s probably not very helpful!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

My second fitting is next tuesday, and 95% of my alterations will be done then. Starting a month ago wasn’t too early for me, my weight does fluctuate but it never really “shows” on my body so I’ve been the same size for a couple of years now. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Glades Pike Winery, Somerset, PA

I just finished my fittings tonight and brought my dress home! Also not exactly helpful, haha, but I don’t think there is such a thing as “too early” unless you plan to change your size for the wedding, or your weight fluctuates a lot. I’ve been the same dress size, give or take an inch or 2, since high school, so as soon as I picked my shoes and underpinnings, I started.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My first alterations were about 3 weeks ago and I go back in another week. By then it will be almost completly done with just a few minor stiches to put in. I think it all depends on the type of dress and the seamstress. Here my wedding falls right in the middle of prom season and not to mention the beginning of wedding season so the place I bought my dress from wanted to make sure they had time to complete the alterations. My dress also has a lot of lace work on it, so a lot of the alterations have to be done by hand.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Actually, I only have one fitting about 2-4 weeks prior to the wedding, and then I pick up the dress!

Its her policy because she figures you can’t lose any more weight in such short time! I’m not planning on it, but I appreciate only having to drive out there twice. And it keeps her costs low.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

My first fitting was last Saturday (March 31st) and my next/final will be on May 2nd.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My wedding is July 1st and the salon had me schedule my first fitting for May 4th, second one on May 18th, and the third (and hopefully final) fitting on June 12th.  I won’t need a ton of alterations and my dress is a ballgown so I don’t have to worry about the fit of the bottom if I gain/lose weight leading up to the wedding.  Most of the salons I went to recommended starting alterations about 6~8 weeks before the wedding.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

My first fitting was last Monday my next one is next Tuesday. I hope everythings perfect so I won’t have a 3rd fitting. I had the top taken in, a hidden strap added, the zipper removed and a corset put in and a bustle.

The seamstress said I was lucky I called when I did because she’s booked through to the fall season already and people are still calling she has to turn away… June is a super busy wedding month. 

I got the corset put in just in case my weight would change at all but I doubt it will in 2 months and if it does it’ll fit fine with the corset because it can’t be all that much.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Apr 28th is my first fitting for a June 2 wedding

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve had two fittings already (first was in Feb, and I didn’t have everything I needed; second in March, could technically be considered a first fitting since Feb’s was a flop haha!)

My final fitting is 4 weeks before, and I’ll pick it up about 3-4 days before the big day. But I’m also an Out of Town bride, so that’s why I was taking care of it early 😀

(side note: my dress needs ZERO alterations outside of getting it bustled and removing a few flowers from the train to make into a hair clip, but my seamstress altered my veil and will be altering my hoop)

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My first fitting is April 19th and I am super nervous because I gained a ton of weight in the last 10 months since I ordered the dress (but I have lost a few pounds since January so I am proud of myself for that). I am possibly going to have to make the dress a corset. Crossing my fingers all goes well 🙂

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@HappilyEverAfter54:  how much did it cost to add a corset to yours? Did you order it with a corset or did you get it put in during the alterations stage?

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