Monday, October 24, 2011

10 Things to Know Before Buying a Bridal Gown - #7

Finding your perfect wedding dress is a once and a lifetime experience for every bride-to-be. No other time in life do you put so much emphasis on a single item of clothing, so we thought we would provide our brides with a few guidelines to help them prepare for that big shopping day!

#7 Be Open to Alterations
So you have found your perfect gown…now we just have to make it fit you like a glove! No matter what size the bride, most brides will need some sort of alteration done to their dress. In fact, on average, a bride will have 3-4 fittings.

When to go…
Timing is everything. Go too early and the dress may not fit on the day of the wedding; go too close to the wedding and you may not have enough time to get all your alterations finished. We suggest that you have your first appointment approximately two months before your wedding date, and your last should be around two weeks before your wedding. If you require a major overhaul on your dress, please allow a generous amount of time for your seamstress.

What to Bring…
To get the most out of your first fitting, it is recommended to bring the shoes and undergarments you will be wearing on the your day, especially foundation garments like SPANX as those can dramatically change the fit of your gown.

Who to Bring…
Try to keep your party to one or two at the most. Sometimes it is nice to have an extra set of eyes when you have to make a lot of changes to your dress, and you will definitely want someone there to learn how to tie the bustle on the day of your wedding.

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