Post # 1
So I just found out yesterday that my dress finally arrived!! I should have it by Friday. The wedding is a little less than four months away. The dress was ordered in the sample size that I tried on, which fit pretty well but needs to be taken in a little at the bust and probably at the waist, as well as hemmed. I have spent the last ~5 months or so since I tried on the dress working out regularly, I’ve lost some weight and definity some inches at the bust/waist/hips.
Should I take my dress to be fitted as soon as it arrives this week? I will continue to workout regularly for the next four months until the wedding, so I would love to get the dress fitted one more time a couple of weeks before the wedding. In that case is it typical to do a few fittings now, then wait until just before the wedding for the final one?
And of course, a pic of me in the dress 🙂
Post # 2
You look dreamy!
Generally 2-3 months prior is standard for starting your alterations with 3-4 fittings, but it may depend on the availability of your alterations person. If you’ve already decided who to use, you should ask what they suggest in terms of their schedule and a timeline.
Post # 3
My alterations person wouldn’t start on my dress more than a month before the wedding because apparently bodies can change between seasons ever so slightly. I still had plenty of time for 2-3 try ons. It all depends on the seamstress.
Post # 4
- Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada
As long as the seamstress has time to see you multiple times before the wedding (NOT once and then pick up the dress the night before the wedding, see many horror stories on the bee) I would wait until its 8 weeks or less. No sense taking it in twice because you lost or gained weight.
Post # 5
So I am 5.5 months out but have my shoes and my seamstress is one of three in town that does wedding dresses so she is currently working on my hem. Then we will figure out the bustle. It fits like a glove as is, so unless I gain or loose weight, once the bustle is taken care of it’ll sit in my closet until the big day.
She was adamant on dealing with it now if we could since she gets rather busy in the spring.
Post # 6
myth : mrsblueeyes : victoriad : teacher-bee-in-the-sea :
thank you so much for your tips ladies! 🙂 I think what I will do is bring a picture of the dress to the tailor I am thinking of using this weekend, describe the changes to them and see what they recommend as far as the timeline