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Know-Hows of Wedding Dress Alterations

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It’s no secret that every wedding dress comes in a size which may or may not fit your body. For that, brides have to go for number of alterations, sometimes one, two and even four, depending upon the gown type and body size

How long does it take to alter the wedding dress?

Do I need to go for multiple alterations or not?

What are the possibilities of last-minute alterations?

If you are struggling with such thoughts at every then and now, let us help. Through the content of this article, you will get to know about best practices for wedding dress alteration and fitting.

In this article, we will learn what are the key elements that you should consider when scheduling the fittings for your wedding dress.

So, let’ s get started.

Time for alteration

Every alteration takes time and when it comes to the wedding dress fittings, things gets more tricky. Ideally, you can ask your tailor for the alteration, before 5 to 8 weeks of your wedding day. For that, make sure you buy and receive your wedding gown a month before your wedding day.

No. of fittings

Ideally, every wedding dress goes through at least two alterations before the bride wears it on her big celebration day. The first alteration is done 3-4 months before the wedding date. In this, the bride-to-be suggests her tailor about major changes that she wants in her dress. Apart from that, she asks for additional attachments like laces, beads, etc on her first trial itself.

After this, the bride-to-be is asked to visit the salon for the final fittings before 3 weeks of the wedding day. Though most of the changes have been fixed at this point of time, she can ask for some minor changes as well, unless or until the alterations do not take more than a day or two to implement.

What to Carry

When going for the final fittings, make sure you carry everything that you are going to wear on your wedding day. This includes a pair of shoes, accessories, undergarments, clutch etc. To get an idea how you are going to look on your D-day, you should wear it with the accessories and wedding shoes. Doing so, you will be able to decide what will match to your wedding dress and what not.

Go with a friend

No matter how good your judgments are, you should not go alone for the final wedding dress fittings. Merely looking at the mirror cannot tell you how good are you're looking for what are the possible fixings that should be done at that time. You will require a person who can nod her head to tell you the same. So, ask your best friend, or your mom, or colleague to come with you.

In such cases, the second opinion is what you can take advantage of.

Wear shoes to adjust the hem sizes

Do not forget to bring your wedding shoes when going for hem adjustment so that you get the perfect height on your big day. Wearing the shoes when visiting the salon for final wedding fittings reassures you that you won’t struggle with your dress length on your wedding day. So, go for it so that you can flaunt your wedding dress the way you want.

The Takeaway

These are the few things that you should consider when going to the salon for wedding dress alterations and fittings. We have tried our best to cover all the important aspects of wedding dress fittings. In case, we missed something important, do let us know in the comment section.

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