(Closed) When should you typically schedule your fittings?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

When it came in to the store I went in to try it on/make sure it was the right dress/what I wanted. I had my first actual fitting 6 weeks prior to the wedding, the next 3 weeks prior and then the final 1.5 week prior. At least at the place I went to that was the standard scheduling they used for the fittings.

Post # 4
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Here’s what I did/am doing:

I bought the dress waaaay early on.  Tried in on when it came in to pick it up just to make sure everything was right.  Then it sat in my moms closet for about 3 months.

About 2 months out I contacted the seamstress I wanted to work with (not affiliated with a salon) and scheduled an appt to see her and get an idea of what needed to be done and for how much.  She determined that the sides needed to be taken in about 1.5″ each and that it would be best to take the boning out of the boob region.  Also, she will be fixing all the beading all over my dress, which for some reason was loose when it showed up.

About one month out I am going in for a fitting.  She will double check the amount my dress needs to be taken in at that time.  She should have most of the beadwork fixed and the boobie boning out.

About 2 weeks prior we are doing a final fitting.

Post # 5
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I bought my dress in Northern California even though I’m living in Los Angeles. Now I am worried about flying or driving up there for my fittings! The salon told me to call to make a first fitting appointment 2 months before the wedding. (I bought a sample so it’s sitting in my mom’s closet.) I think I’m gonna try for a couple weeks earlier because I’d rather not wait til the last minute to have to go there and get it done while other weddings things are going on. You can also try calling them and telling them about your situation. Maybe they’ll try to minimize your trips there and work with you! Hope that helps!

Post # 6
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@justeen: I would just pick your dress up and find a place to do it in L.A. I am having my alterations done at an independent tailor in Boston, because it was so much cheaper than the salon (but really high quality – they get voted “best of boston” a lot).

I am starting alterations about 7 weeks out

Post # 8
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@crayfish: I thought about doing it that way, but I’m worried about finding a reliable tailor in L.A. I thought it would be safer to do it at the salon I purchased the gown so that *fingers crossed* if anything were to happen they would be more familiar with working out the kinks. But I think I’ll look into it, thanks! 🙂

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