@breezie Have you got the dress back yet? I'm really curious to hear how it goes. I just got my dress this weekend and the first set of alterations is going to be done by the end of the summer, then I get to keep the dress from there on out. I'm worried because I still want to lose 10lbs before my wedding and I'm worried I'll have to have it taken in again so I'm hoping this little shop you found works out so if I need a second round of alterations I can go there.
Just my two cents, but I'd wait to about 3 months before the wedding before doing alterations, especially if you're planning on losing weight. I bought mine on sale as well, a sample gown. They cleaned it and gave it to me to bring back 3 months before the wedding for alterations. I'm so glad I did that. The dress didn't close when I bought it and I thought i'd have to put a corset back on it. I wasn't planning and I didn't think I could lose any weight, I had already accepted the fact. However, by the time the 3 month mark rolled around I was able to zip it all the way up , and it only had to be taken out a little around the hips. That definitely saved me a few bucks in alterations . I guess if the store is willing to do any further alterations for free, then you could just do it now and later if needed, otherwise I would wait longer. I know it sucks because I've been wanting to see the final product for almost a year, but at the same time I think it's just easier to do everything that needs to be done all at once and knowing for sure that nothing else will change.
Edit: I read your date again, for some reason I thought it was further away. I guess that it's not so bad having it altered now, then hopefully you have to take it in a little bit more in a couple of months
Edited by TinkerSofi, 29 June 2015 - 10:15 AM.