Good news! You have found the wedding dress you have always dreamed of. However, that’s not the end of it.
You need to have that dress perfectly fit your lovely body. It doesn’t matter whether it is just a little hemming or an extra bustle, you have to consider our top wedding alteration tips.
We can all agree that last year was not the best year for weddings. But we are happy that things are slowly getting back to normal. As such, we would like to share some wedding dress alliteration tips for brides in 2021.
If you are planning to meet with your wedding alteration specialist and you aren’t sure what to expect, then here are some tips that can help you:
Ensure your wedding dress allows alterations
It is always important to bear in mind alteration while purchasing and selecting your wedding dress. You should ask the person selling the dress what type of alterations are possible. If it appears that you would want to do more changes on the dress, then you better proceed to the next dress or store.
The main objective of alteration is to ensure that the wedding dress fits you well. It involves things such as fixing a gaping bustline, replacing a zipper, creating some space along the waist or hips, adding an illusion neckline among others.
Conduct research on the tailor
There are many people who offer wedding dress alteration services but not all of them can do a perfect job. That’s why you should take some time to research the best tailors in your area.
The best way to do this is to create a list of five alteration professionals you know. After that, you can interview each one of them to gauge their experience and expertise.
Schedule more than one dress fitting
Seamstresses and bridal salons normally advise that you schedule at least two or three wedding dress fittings.
The first fitting should take place approximately three months before the wedding date. The second fitting can take place probably a month before your wedding while your final fitting should be at least two weeks prior to the wedding.
But you can schedule for another fitting in case you are doing a lot of customization. Your seamstress will definitely give you the final word after fitting the gown on the last day.
Go with the right bridal accessories
During your first fitting, ensure that you take with you bridal accessories such as undergarments and shoes that you plan to wear on your wedding day. This is because such accessories can have an impact on the fitting of the wedding dressing.
For example, wearing a pair of hill shoes will mean that the hemline of your wedding dress should have a slightly different length compared to if you were to put on flat shoes or sneakers.
Don’t be afraid to speak out if you feel the wedding dress doesn’t fit you well after the alteration
Your seamstress will definitely want to ensure that everything works perfectly during your wedding. She will do everything possible to ensure that you are comfortable in your wedding dress. Even after fitting the wedding dress for the last time and you still feel uncomfortable, don’t be afraid to speak to your seamstress about it.
It is good to make corrections a few days before the wedding rather than feel uneasy while walking down the aisle with tablecloth linens.
Whether it is a strap falling, a zipper poking you, or anything, don’t leave the bridal salon until they are fixed. You seamstress won’t hesitate to make adjustments as per your request.