(Closed) when to pick up my dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would just pick it up. You know you are planning to have your grandma alter it and not them. Generally stores keep them for you if you are planning to alter them there etc… but unless you can take it to your grandmas and bring it back after alteration and then they will hold it, I would just take it now.

You can always go and try it on at her place as many times as you like.


Post # 5
4437 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@vorpalette:  Sounds like they’re trying to get you to use their in-house alterations person that you mention, I’d go pick it up because you have other plans. 

Post # 6
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Before you pick it up, I’d ask if they’d still steam it before the wedding (even after you’ve picked it up).  That is a service I’d still like to take advantage of.

Post # 7
3370 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Can you pick it up, have it altered and use it to pick your accessories, and then take it back for the free steaming just before the wedding? I don’t see why they wouldn’t agree to that. I wouldn’t get it steamed now, it’s just going to get crumped again after alterations and being handled before the wedding. 

I would be so antsy if I were you – I think I would want my dress hanging in my closet straight away!

Post # 11
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@vorpalette:  Ok, I think i get it now.

My store does the same thing though. The place I bought my dress at said that they don’t do alterations on site but have a seamstress that they deal with and once my dress arrives they will call me to come in for a fitting and then they will give me her information. I’ll have to contact her myself and schdule an app with her at the store.

That is where all my meetings with her will be. I am not sure if she will be altering the dress in that store or will take it with her. But They will pretty much hold my dress and prep it befor ethe wedding (steaming etc..)

I think it’s a insurance/security thing….. My dress was 1700 (with all taxes) and i think they do that so that if there are any problems with the dress, they don’t get blamed for it…. it’s always in their care and you pick it up a day before. Also part of their service. Which I really lilke because I really didn’t want to have to store my dress at home.

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