Tips On Altering A Wedding Gown
Wedding alteration is a common thing with brides because they want to adjust how a dress fits them since it is not easy to get the perfect fit. The secret to achieving the best results out of altering is beginning the process easily. Many shops that sell wedding gowns will have recommendations of a seamstress, or they have hired one to adjust the dresses for you if the fitting is not perfect. The alterations have to be made by someone with a lot of experience and are an expert in the field.
Most brides are lucky to get a dress that fits them almost perfectly. In such a scenario, a few changes have to made on the dress if need be. Even if the changes are minor it is still vital to go to a seamstress who majors solely in wedding attires. They are in a position to make the dress fit you perfectly meaning you will look your best in your big day.
Mostly there are three major ways of alterations that can be done on a wedding dress. The first type is hemming, where the length of the dress has to be adjusted to fit your height. The other type alters the waist, bust and hips and it is call the bodice alterations. The last alteration is done on the sleeves to shorten them. If you know you will alter your wedding gown start early.
The alteration process should start two months before the wedding and that is when the bride fits for the first time. During that time the bride and the seamstress can discuss what needs to be further adjusted or added to the gown to make it look good. The cost of the services are discussed at this time. The bride can request the seamstress to add particular features to the gown.
The second fitting should be a month to the wedding and all the alterations should be complete or almost. The last fitting should be done on a date close to the big day to make sure it still fits well. On the days you are fitting the gown bring along all the accessories you will wear with the gown.
The shoes should be brought to the fittings, that means you should have already bought them and if not so, bring one with a heel height like the one you will wear on your wedding day. Also, wear undergarments you intend to wear on that day and also bring the veil and the jewellery to get a clear picture of how everything will look ultimately. Tag along a friend to get a second opinion on the decisions you make about the alterations.