(Closed) When do you get Alterations done?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2076 posts
Buzzing bee

Alterations typically start around the 2 month out mark.

Post # 3
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My wedding is May 28, 2016. My dress comes in March. The first fitting is March 15, second will be determined at the first fitting. So I would start the fittings/alterations in May if I were you 🙂 

Post # 4
6930 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

My wedding is April 3rd. My dress came in several months ago. I just brought it two weeks ago to my seamstress to start the alteration process. Next fitting is the end of February. Final fitting is end of March. 

Post # 5
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

My dress for my late June wedding doesn’t come in until mid April so I plan to start alterations as soon as its in – so two months out for me. 

Post # 6
9561 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i had an october wedding, my dress came in in july, i think.  i started alterations in end of july/beginning of august. 

Post # 7
1688 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

My wedding is in September and I plan to do my first fitting at the end of July, and my last one only two or three weeks before the wedding. The woman doing my alterations is a retired family friend, and not a career seamstress, so I don’t have to worry as much about her workload.

Post # 8
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

My wedding is in early April and my dress actually just arrived 4 weeks early so I expect that my alterations will be starting next week (just made the appointment).

Post # 9
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

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FutureWifey2016:  I was told by the alteration department that they didn’t start until at least 3 months before the wedding date.

Post # 10
5152 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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FutureWifey2016:  I went for my first one 2 months out. However, I had lost a ton of weight and was still losing. The seamstress told me to come back in a month and try to lose as much as I could by then and then STOP losing for the month beforehand. So really, mine were only done a month beforehand. 

Post # 11
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

my shop didn’t start alterations until 2 months before. 

when i went to try on my dress for the first time (6 months before), they went ahead and pinned some areas to wear they needed to be, but they didn’t actually get started on anything until 2 months before. i didn’t need a ton of alterations- just shortening, adding cups, a hoop, and a bustle.

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