Response: Yes, any qualified alteration specialist can make this the dress of your dreams. Be prepared to pay perhaps more than it cost at the store for the alterations, however.
Beading is a labor intensive alteration. It must be removed, the alterations done, and then replaced. Hemming a gown can also involve much more than many people expect.
As far as time is concerned, the actual alterations are not as much a consideration as the booking of your seamstress. Contact several now. Reserve your time now. October is not as popular a month as June, but I had three June weddings and one in August booked before the first of the year!
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