Most wedding dresses will need some alterations. It can range from a hem to the dress being taken in or the bride wanting to change some part of the dress. If you find the right seamstress and know your expectation, you can have a wedding dress that has a fabulous fit. Keep these tips in mind when getting alterations.
When to Go
Most professionals recommend that you bring your gown in two to three months before your wedding. This will allow time to get the alterations completed before the wedding. Brides can go for two to four fittings. The number of fittings depends on how much you are getting done to the gown.
Who to See
Most bridal shops will usually offer alterations on new gowns or refer you to someone who is capable of doing the alterations. It is best to leave the alterations to a professional who really knows bridal wear. Wedding gowns have many complex details, like boning, hems and bustles.
What and Who to Bring
When the time arrives for your alteration appointment, you will need to take your wedding dress, but you will also need to bring any undergarments, shoes, veil and hair accessories to your fittings a well. This makes it easy to envision your overall wedding day look. It's a good idea to bring one person with you. This could be your mother, sister someone from your bridal party or another special family member or friend. They know you best and can offer advice to you.
Best of luck with your alteration needs!
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Blog of the elegant bridal boutique located in Media, Pennsylvania (Suburban Philadelphia). The owner of the boutique was selected 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. We carry bridal, bridesmaid and prom dresses. Special services include Girls Night Out, Bridal Assistant and On-Site Alterations.