Courtesy of TLC/Todd Pitt
Director of fittings at Kleinfeld and Say Yes to the Dress star Nicole Sacco answers all of your questions about alterations—from what you should expect at your first appointment to easing your fears about changing your perfect dress.
How long does the fitting process take and what should a bride expect?
The first fitting is generally one hour. Brides typically need 3 fittings to sculpt the gown to the body and ensure the proper fit. At the first fitting the bride will meet the artisan fitter who will be with her during every fitting until her wedding day. The gown will start to take shape when the fitter starts pinning and tucking the fabric and sculpting it to her body. At the second fitting, the bride should have a better idea of how the gown will fit.