Here’re three reasons why it always pays to allow plenty of time for your alterations:
- Skilled wedding seamstresses/tailors book out well in advance.
- Bridal alteration specialists can add anywhere from 25% to 100% to your cost of alterations to cover the extra work they may need to do to priorities your dress and to get it back to you in time.
- The most important reason is…peace of mind. Your wedding day is immeasurably important.
Consider how an unexpected issue may affect your timeline. What if a bridal party member is unable to attend a fitting when originally planned? Good planning will allow some contingency for issues, and will ensure you enjoy every moment of the process – and breeze through to your wedding day stress-free!
It’s best to allow at least 8 to 10 weeks before the big day for any alterations. This will also provide time for final pressing or cleaning which may be needed after fittings. By meeting with your seamstress/tailor early on you’ll avoid the need for any expensive ‘rush services’ later on.