All You Need To Know About Wedding Dress Alterations
Whether you want to alter the style of your current gown or modify it to fit your type of body, a seamstress can alter the dress to look exactly the way you want it to. Start the process early enough if you want to succeeds in altering your gown. The person selling the gown can make the changes for you if they have the know-how or simply recommend the best seamstress in town. Altering a wedding gown is not as simple as adjusting an evening wear or fixing a fallen button, you have to choose an expert who has years of experience in the altering business.
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. Even if the alterations to be made are minor, the bride should go to a seamstress who deals solely with gown alterations. With a professional seamstress the dress can be altered to look as if it was just made for you and no alterations were made.
There are three types of alterations that can be made on a wedding gown. The first type is hemming, where the length of the dress has to be adjusted to fit your height. The second type is called bodice alterations where the dress is altered to fit the waist, bust and hips of the bride. The last alteration is done on the sleeves to shorten them. A secret of achieving the best results from 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 cost of the services are discussed at this time. Any other special requests the bride might have should inform the seamstress during the first fitting.
The other fitting should be done a month to the wedding and the main alterations should be done or almost complete. The last fitting should be a date very close to the wedding to make sure it fits the bride perfectly and no last minute surprises will be experienced. Remember to bring to the fittings your accessories that you will wear on the wedding.
The other important thing to bring are the shoes, if you have not bought them during the fitting, you can bring a similar shoe with the same heel height you intend to wear on the big 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.