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Alterations

Ashley, on May 31, 2020 at 7:37 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 8
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How many months out should you get alterations for your dress? I just need the straps tighter, take off some length & bustled.


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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    I had my first alterations appointment 2 months prior to the wedding.
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    My first appointment was 2 months before my wedding
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  • Mrs. S
    Super November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    I had mine done over a year out. I wasn’t getting anything done that wouldn’t stay the same closer to the wedding - hem, bustle, cap sleeves, bra.
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  • Kerin
    Rockstar February 2021
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    My seamstress told me to come in mid October for my original date of 1/18/20...so estimating around 12 weeks 😉
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  • Kelsi
    Expert June 2020
    Kelsi ·
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    Your best bet is to find the seamstress you want to do your alterations and discuss it with them. From past experiences and all the forums, I called about 6 months out. My seamstress said 2 weeks before my wedding date (which only screwed me up because of the pandemic but otherwise would have been fine)

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  • Jeni
    Devoted July 2021
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    It really depends on your seamstress. Mine could have gotten everything done in 2 weeks if I wanted (no rush fee or anything, that's just how she works). My dress had to be taken in 2 sizes, straps added, and bustled. Removing the pandemic from the equation, it took about a month because I wasn't in a rush.
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  • A
    Beginner November 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Thanks so much!
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  • Elizabeth
    Rockstar June 2021
    Elizabeth ·
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    I agree with PPs that it's more dependent on your seamstress than anything. They should be able to give you a good idea of when the work needs to start.

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