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#1 NHPT

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    Posted 20 November 2006 - 10:03 PM

    I know I have a long time until my June wedding- but i was wondering
    1) when did you start (or plan on beginning) wedding dress alterations?
    2) how many fittings did you have to have?
    3) about how much did it cost?
    4) any tips ?
    THANKS GIRLIES!!!!!!!!!!
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    #2 TammyWright

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    Posted 20 November 2006 - 10:22 PM

    hi nicole,

    my wedding was the end of may and i bought my dress in february and it took 3 months to get the dress...i had my first fitting beggining of may.

    i had 3 fittings total after i got my dress.

    i picked up my dress 2 days before the wedding...i was cutting it really close.

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    #3 Janet

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      Posted 20 November 2006 - 10:34 PM

      1) when did you start (or plan on beginning) wedding dress alterations?

      only about 4-5 weeks before the wedding, but it ALMOST fit in the first place

      2) how many fittings did you have to have?

      only 1!

      3) about how much did it cost?

      $200 (for hem, taking in shoulders, and making the bustle)

      4) any tips ?

      find a good person, go earlier if you need more alterations, later if you need fewer, and wear the shoes/undergarments you plan to wear that day. I found it to be pretty painless overall, really.

      #4 A10CalGal

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        Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:01 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by NHPT
        I know I have a long time until my June wedding- but i was wondering
        1) when did you start (or plan on beginning) wedding dress alterations?
        2) how many fittings did you have to have?
        3) about how much did it cost?
        4) any tips ?
        THANKS GIRLIES!!!!!!!!!!
        Great question! I've been thinking that I should contact a seamstress ASAP and get her opinion, and inquire as to her schedule. In general, I plan to start the alteration process mid-January for our mid-March wedding. I don't think there is much to do - bring in the bodice & make the bustle. But I certainly don't want to be stressing about getting my dress back in time -so many other things to worry about!

        #5 TammyB

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          Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:04 PM

          Hmm I was planning on setting up my first appointment in March for our June wedding, the hem is perfect right now so all I need done is the sides taken in some and the chest area.. (unfortunitly I don't fill that area out.. lol)

          #6 A10CalGal

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            Posted 17 December 2006 - 05:09 PM

            So, FYI, I contacted the woman who will be doing my alterations. She said we should start one month prior to the wedding date. She is not taking on a lot of new business right now, so that may be a shorter time frame than other seamstresses....




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