When initial bridal alterations in Seattle, WA are complete, it is time for your fitting. Depending on how it goes, there may be additional alterations, and a final fitting—or your dress may be good to go. It all depends on your preparation at the time of your fitting. In order to create the most accurate fit possible for your special day, here is what you need to bring when it is time for your fitting:
- Bridal lingerie: Your undergarments matter. If you are having a Victorian-themed wedding and plan to wear a corset, you will also need to wear that piece to your fitting. Otherwise you risk your dress not fitting over it correctly. Even if all you plan on wearing is normal, practical underwear, you still need to make sure the dress fits over it correctly and nothing shows through. Do not overlook this detail in your wedding ensemble. Otherwise, you could find your dress does not fit on the morning of the ceremony.
- Accessories: Veils and headpieces may seem separate from your dress, but you will need to see if they fall in correctly with the back of your dress. The same is true with any jewelry. You do not want to plan to wear an antique that has been worn in your family for generations, only to find it fits awkwardly with the neckline. This is also a good time to see if all other accessories match up correctly, too. If not, you will still have time from your fitting to make new plans regarding accessories.
- Shoes: There is no point in setting the right hem if you are not wearing the same shoes you plan to wear during the ceremony. Shoes make a difference in setting the right hem. If you wear heels to your fitting but plan on wearing ballet flats at your wedding, your dress will likely be too long, and you will risk tripping over it. The opposite is true if you plan to wear heels at the wedding. Wearing flats at your fitting will set the hem too high, and your shoes will awkwardly peek out from under your dress. Just like with accessories and lingerie, your shoes are a vital component of the outfit and must be considered in your fitting.
- A camera: You want to bring a camera for two reasons. First, you will likely want to document the fitting as an important record for your wedding. Second, you will likely see imperfections in pictures that you will not necessarily notice in front of a mirror. If a photo reveals that the dress falls in an odd way, you can point that out to your tailor and have it changed. Digital cameras have a video mode, so you may also want to take a video of yourself walking in the dress to see how it flows when you move.
For accurate and complete bridal alterations in Seattle, WA, contact Diane’s Alterations & Tailoring. We look forward to being part of this major milestone in your life.