Factors To Consider When Altering Your Wedding Gown
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. 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. Making alterations to a wedding gown is not as easy as fixing a button, it requires experience on the part of the seamstress.
Most brides are lucky to get a dress that fits them almost perfectly. In such a scenario, a few changes have to made on the dress if need be. 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.
Mostly there are three major ways of alterations that can be done on a wedding dress. 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 type is where the sleeves can be made short if the client prefers them not too long. A secret of achieving the best results from alteration is to start early.
About two months to the wedding the bride should try on the first set of alterations to see how it fits. 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. At the same time the seamstress should give the client a quotation of how much the alteration will cost. Any other special requests the bride might have should inform the seamstress during the first fitting.
The second fitting should be a month to the wedding and all the alterations should be complete or almost. When the wedding is a week away the bride should fit the gown again to make sure it still fits well. all the accessories that will be worn with the gown should be brought to the fittings to envision the complete look.
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. 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. Tag along a friend to get a second opinion on the decisions you make about the alterations.