Wedding Dress Alterations

Wedding Dress Alterations: Making Your Dress Perfectly Fit You

To alter a wedding dress to make it smaller is relatively easy, while a great difficulty to make a wedding dress bigger. That’s why most bridal shops order your dress slightly larger than you would expect. Of course, you want your wedding dress to fit you perfectly, so wedding dress alterations are a must.

Ways to Get Your Wedding Dress Altered

The easiest way to get your wedding dress altered is to use the seamstress in the bridal shop where you bought your wedding dress. Most bridal shops have a seamstress on staff to take care of wedding dress alterations. It’s time-saving and rather convenient to take advantage of these seamstresses. You don’t have to take time to search yourself for a seamstress and you can have alterations for your dress just in the bridal shop where you got your dreamed dress and have had it tried on several times for alteration lookout. What’s more, most of these seamstresses are professionals, seldom need you worry about their work. Check when you purchase your dress to see if wedding dress alterations are included in the price, or if the charges are figured based on what alterations need to be made (a simple hem will cost less than taking in a bodice that is covered with beadwork). You can also find a seamstress by yourself. If you have had clothing tailored before and know and trust someone to do the work, that is an excellent option as well. Finally, you can do a search for wedding dress alterations in your local yellow pages.

How to Do Wedding Dress Alterations?

Usually wedding dress alterations are done in a series of fittings. During the first fitting, the seamstress will have you try on your dress with the shoes and undergarments you are planning to wear on your wedding day to make sure the hem is in the right length. She will then pin all the seams of your dress until they fit perfectly. The second fitting is where you will try your dress on again with the initial alterations made to it. Some seamstresses will only lightly stitch these initial alterations to make them easier to change if necessary. Any additional alterations to your wedding dress will also be made at this time. Then your seamstress will do any final alterations and make the stitching more permanent. At your third and final fitting, you will try your dress on one more time to make sure that it fits perfectly. They will then steam your dress and you can bring it home to get ready for your wedding!


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One Comment → “Wedding Dress Alterations”


  1. headpieces

    2 years ago

    Wedding Dress alteration is a tough job, you should order your wedding dress atleast a month before your wedding day so that you can easily alter the dress.


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