How To Get Perfect Alterations For Your Dress

All wedding gowns will require alterations to fit perfectly. For great results bear this in mind:

1.  Taking a dress in is always more feasible than letting it out. If you buy a custom dress it will be ordered in a size that accommodates your largest measurements (hip, waist or bust), then taken in by an in house tailor over three fitting sessions.

2. Choose a talented tailor. You need someone with experience. Ask around at reputable bridal shops or fabric stores for suggestions. Ask them for references or photos of their work.

3. Go prepared to your appts. For example bring your shoes, veil and undergarments that you will wear under your dress.

4. Allow enough time. Ideally fitting should begin three to four months before your wedding.

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71 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. yollyscott
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 07:12:56

    choose a good tailor

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  2. yollyscott
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 07:13:07

    thanks for sharing

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  3. yollyscott
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 18:20:24

    #1 is important

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  4. yollyscott
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 14:24:09

    #3 is important too….esp the right undergarments.

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  5. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 22:00:43

    I never knew this at all

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  6. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 22:01:32

    in our case, a good dressmaker is critical to getting the prefect fit

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  7. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 22:02:25

    allow enough time so that there is no hurry

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  8. beethankful
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 13:30:44

    in choosing your tailor make sure its someone who has experience in weddign dress alterations

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  9. beethankful
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 13:31:18

    timing is everything

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  10. beethankful
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 13:31:42

    if you alter too early it might not fit

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  11. beethankful
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 13:32:03

    you might lose or gain weight

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  12. beethankful
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 13:32:36

    if you alter too late, there might not be enough time to do a proper alteration

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  13. beethankful
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 13:33:28

    a professional is important because of the many details on the wedding dress

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  14. beethankful
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 13:33:58

    when you go for an alteration dont just bring your dress

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  15. beethankful
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 13:34:29

    take your shoes, undergarment and accessories

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  16. beethankful
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 13:35:12

    having the shoes allows for the proper fit and length of the dress

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  17. beethankful
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 13:36:07

    dont take too many persons with you to the fitting

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  18. beethankful
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 13:37:01

    your mom, another relative and/or a friend are suggested

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  19. beethankful
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 13:38:44

    when you use a professional, you benefit from their experience, especially if you want to update your mother’s wedding dress to suit you

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  20. yollyscott
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 13:50:15

    its best to do the alterations in stages

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