Many women have spent years dreaming of their wedding day, from the flowers to the venue, music, makeup and especially the dress. The wedding gown is a staple of a wedding, regardless of whether the event is a large gathering with a lengthy guest list or a small beach elopement.
But even if you find the perfect wedding gown, it may not have the perfect fit. Many wedding dresses need bridal alterations in Seattle, WA so the bride feels and looks absolutely beautiful on the big day. The extent of the alterations can vary greatly depending on the design of the gown, the material, the length, the bride’s measurements and a variety of other factors.
With bridal alterations in Seattle, WA, you will be ready for your wedding day with a dress that fits beautifully. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of the process
Keep timing in mind
In order to ensure that you are not stressed out about how your dress will fit at the rehearsal dinner, timing is crucial. If you bring your gown in too early, you could gain or lose weight in the meantime, and then it may have to be altered again. But if the dress is brought in too late, there may not be enough time to have all of the changes made.
Typically, it is best to allow two to three months to pass between the time of your first fitting for bridal alterations in Seattle, WA and your last. Remember, though, that the time needed is ultimately dictated by how much needs to be done to the gown.
Bring all of the accessories
When you have selected your dream dress and are ready for alterations, remember to bring all of the accessories you plan to wear. You should bring shoes, jewelry, headpieces (such as a veil), undergarments and whatever else you plan to wear. When you are wearing the full ensemble, it becomes much easier to imagine your overall wedding day look.
In addition, by having your shoes and undergarments with you, your alterations specialist will be able to help you obtain the proper fit and length of your gown by making the necessary bridal alterations in Seattle, WA. If you do not have the exact pair of shoes already, bring something in a similar height to avoid tripping over your dress while walking down the aisle!
Know your budget
So you scored the perfect designer dress off the rack for a fraction of the price. Great! The only problem is that it is three sizes too large. While shopping with alterations in mind can help you save on the initial cost of the dress, the cost of alterations can also add up. Make sure you factor these potential costs into your budget when purchasing a dress. In order to cut down on the costs, never order a dress that’s too small in hopes that you’ll lose weight. It is always easier to size down a gown than to create a larger gown out of too little fabric.
With more than 30 years of experience, Diane’s Alterations & Tailoring is the top choice for bridal alterations in Seattle, WA. For more information on obtaining the perfect fit, contact us today!