All You Need To Know About Wedding Dress Alterations
It does not matter if you want to change the style of your current gown, nip it so that it fits well, or modifying the gown to fit your body type, wedding dress alterations is something that can be achieved. 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. 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.
Not many brides are lucky to get a gown that fits them well and does not need alterations. That is the reason why many brides have to change how the gown looks and fits to meet their needs. Even if the changes are minor it is still vital to go to a seamstress who majors solely in wedding attires. 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.
A gown can be altered in the different ways. The first type is hemming, in this type the length of the dress is altered. 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 seamstress and the bride agree on what has to be changed on the gown. The cost of the services are discussed at this time. The bride can request the seamstress to add particular features to the gown.
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. 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. 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. Bring a friends to the fittings to help you make some major decisions.