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#1 jodieP

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    Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:50 PM

    Hi all I meant to add ina post earlier about head wear that i have no idea when to get my dress altered....

    I bought it off the rack at an amazing sale price about 6 months ago when i wasn't even intending to buy a dress yet!! found it by accident...anyways...

    It 8months till the wedding, I dont intend to loose much weight before it, but when is a safe time to get the dress altered?? I it too soon... whens too late??



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    #2 TheFutureMrs.Sears

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      Posted 17 April 2010 - 05:02 PM

      The bridal store where I purchased my dress from made my appointment 7 weeks before. I'm not sure if this is standard, but at least you have some idea.

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      #3 bahiabride2010

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        Posted 17 April 2010 - 05:46 PM

        My bridal store recommended 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding to have the first fitting appointment! So excited...mine's in a couple of weeks!

        #4 Mere

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          Posted 17 April 2010 - 06:21 PM

          I just got my wedding dress and it will be in June 21st. Our wedding is July 21st-I will start in alterations immediately. If my wedding were months from now-I would still wait until closer to the wedding.

          #5 becks1581

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            Posted 17 April 2010 - 09:24 PM

            My situation is really similar to yours. I stumbled upon my dress at a sample sale and couldn't pass it up....even though my wedding is a year away! My weight doesn't really fluctuate so I'll prob start alterations about 2months out. I think I'll feel better getting it started a bit on the early side.

            #6 jhartford19

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              Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:18 PM

              The place where I got my dress suggested two months before for the first fitting, but I know they can do them pretty quickly if you need them done fast!

              #7 hunniebee724

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                Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:29 PM

                My appointment is for July 3rd....wedding is August 19th. I thought that was too close to the wedding, but I'm guessing it's normal. I just need to have the bottom hemmed, but there's a lot of beading that needs to be moved up so I may go sometime in June just so I don't freak out about it.

                #8 *Meagan*

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                  Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:48 PM

                  I was a January 2010 bride. And winter tends to be a slower season for weddings so getting your dress altered is easier to do. I got my dress altered 4 weeks before our wedding. I picked it up 10 days before our wedding and everything was perfect. I wanted it as close to the wedding as possible. Because of working out and weight loss etc. They did take it in quite a bit and my dress was a corset so I had the ability to take it in extra etc.

                  Hope this helps.

                  #9 Trinas79

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                    Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:52 AM

                    My bridal store starts alterations a month before the wedding - feels a tad bit tight on time to me, especially since I will be super busy, but they do it that way b/c of the whole weight thing....

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