Despite how excited you might be for your big day, there are a lot of things to think about and many brides-to-be often find themselves running out of time for those things that are most important.  For example, their wedding gown and any alterations that you might be considering.  It may seem silly when you think about how important it is to you, but these things happen to even the most organized bride.  So, if you are looking at where you can alter your dress, and how to make sure that you make it a priority, here are some tips!

  • Pick an alteration shop that you trust: When shopping for wedding dress alterations spots, you’ll need to go with professionals who understand what you’re looking for. Diamond Bridal Gallery, for instance, will work with you to understand your deadline, what you want done ,and what they expect from you.  Going with professionals that you trust is going to be the best way to keep the experience positive!
  • Get a feel for their timelines and any charges they may have for expedited work: Many people will want to alter their dress immediately after buying it, but this is not a good idea. Since many brides will fluctuate i n their shape and weight as the big day arrives, you’ll want to keep your alterations last-minute.  But, plan in advance and book the time with your alteration so that you know you’ve got your dress guaranteed to be altered as you need it!
  • Keep “wedding season” in mind: Some times of the year are busier than others . If you’re getting married during the wedding season, book your alternation spots and delivery deadline waaaay in advance. You don’t want to be worrying about that on top of all of the other things.
  • Have all of the essentials that you want, and a plan, before you go for alterations: Make sure that when you show up for your alterations, you know what you want done, and you have all of your wardrobe essentials bought and with you to pair with it (bra and shoes, for instance). This minimizes friction and helps both you and your alteration specialist enjoy the process.  

            Altering your wedding dress is “run of the mill” for weddings and it’s a key piece to making sure that you feel like a goddess on your wedding day.  However, you’ll also want to make sure that you keep your timeline in mind and work directly with your choice for alteration to make sure that everyone has the goals and deadline in mind!

wedding alterations before and after