Pinning a Wedding Dress

The time it takes to pin a wedding dress and measure it for alterations can range from a few minutes to several hours. A simple dress with minimal alterations needed may only take 30 minutes to pin and measure, while a complex dress with multiple layers, intricate details (applique, beads, horsehair), and extensive alterations required may take several hours or multiple fittings.

It’s also worth nothing that the time it takes to pin and measure a wedding dress for alterations can vary depending on the location and availability of the alterations professional. Some bridal salons or dress shops may offer in-house alterations services, while others may require the bride to seek out an independent seamstress or tailor. The location of the alterations professional can affect the travel time and transportation costs for the bride and her wedding party.

In conclusion, from your professional seamstress with years of skills and experience, while pinning and measuring a wedding dress for alterations may seem like a simple task, the time it takes can vary depending on several factors. It’s important for the bride to communicate the wants and needs of her dress alterations. Like I always tell my clients, I always ask and want to know their goal at their dream dress. I will voice my opinion as their seamstress, but in the end we always want our clients to be happy and satisfied with their alteration, all of this will start from the pinning/fitting the brides dress.