All You Need To Know About Wedding Dress Alterations
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. Start the process early enough if you want to succeeds in altering your gown. Most gown sellers will have contacts of a seamstress you can use, or they have hired one in house. The alterations have to be made by someone with a lot of experience and are an expert in the field.
Many brides do not have the luck of getting a dress that fits them perfectly. in such a case, adjustments have to be done on the dress to make it look amazing on the bride and to feel comfortable as well. No matter how minor the changes are the seamstress should be one who specializes in such kind of work. A seamstress who has experience will make the gown fit and look the way you want it to and make your day even more special.
There are three types of alterations that can be made on a wedding gown. The first type is hemming, in this type the length of the dress is altered. The second alteration is the bodice where the hips, bust and waist of the gown are adjusted. The thirds type of alteration is the sleeves where they are made shorter to the clients preference. The biggest secret to dress alteration is to 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 seamstress can tell the bide how much she is supposed to pay for the services. Any other special requests the bride might have should inform the seamstress during the first fitting.
A month to the wedding the alterations should be either complete or almost done. 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. Bring along to the fittings the jewelry, veil and the undergarments you will wear with the gown. Bring a friends to the fittings to help you make some major decisions.