Alterations to a wedding dress are common. Sometimes, when we plan to lose weight, for example, we want to postpone this step as closely as possible to the wedding date. However, is there a deadline par excellence? Read on to learn more about wedding dress alternation before and after!
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE FIRST FITTING
Your first try will take about an hour. Once you wear the dress, your seamstress will pin the dress in question with the adjustments necessary to give you an idea of how your dress will look when fitted. If your wedding dress has a train, now is a good time to consider the options for how to hold or hang it after the ceremony. After the first fitting, each subsequent fitting should take less time since the touch-ups will be almost complete.
8-month deadline for touch-ups
A large number of shops only have samples of the different models and place orders for their customers. We recommend an average delay of eight months, after the first fitting, for the order to receive her dress in time for the wedding. The bride will have to go to a second fitting at the reception of the dress to prepare the alterations. There are almost always, moreover, even if there has been no change in the measurements of the future bride since the order of the dress.
STYLE AND RETOUCHING
The style of your dress goes hand in hand with the location of your wedding, the theme, or the decor; then, it is even better.
The seamstress will help you choose which alterations will be the best and will not spoil the style of the dress. As with the size and length, you can also choose other alterations to personalize your wedding dress:
- Necklines – you can, for example, change the collar from a straight collar to a darling collar;
- Sleeves – you can add or remove the sleeves according to your preferences;
- Back of corset – you can change a zipper with a string closure;
- “Bustles” – if the dress has a train, you can choose to have it lifted after the ceremony to have more mobility for dancing during the reception.
The qualified seamstresses will work with you until the finish of your wedding dress. So, if you have any questions or concerns, or want advice on touch-ups, the seamstress will be there to help you make sure your wedding dress looks exactly the way you imagine it.