Helpful Hints and Useful Tips to Save on Wedding Dress Alterations
Every girl builds their own fairy tales from finding the love of their lives and having the grandest wedding they could ever imagine possible, even as a child; and when they reach their womanhood, they desire to have all these fairy tales come true, that is, ending with their one true love and saying their “I do’s” in a perfect and fairytale-like fantasy.
All women want to look gorgeous and fabulous on their big day and one of the hardest part is finding the perfect wedding dress for that one special and precious moment. When deciding on purchasing the ideal wedding gown, you don’t have to settle for something you don’t really feel comfortable wearing. Sometimes, a bride finds a wedding dress design that suits her well, but the only thing is that it does not fit snugly and it needs some little adjustments and altering garments especially wedding gowns may be too costly. Here are some useful tips to save on wedding dress alterations:
- Remember that it is much easier to take off than to add up to the size during dress alterations; this is for reasons that it would sometimes be very difficult to find the exact matching types of fabrics to increase the size of the gown and most probably because making the size a little bigger would greatly affect the design rather than trimming it down a bit.
- When buying a new wedding dress, NEVER buy one that is more than one size larger than what fits you. With all the preparations going on, it is either you grow one size bigger so the gown fits perfectly later on; you’d lose a little weight and if the gown gets too big, there would be a lot more alterations needed which would cost you a little more.
- DO NOT just ask anyone who knows how to stitch to make the alterations on the wedding gown because chances are, you would still need a professional to do the alterations when something goes wrong because making and altering dresses, especially wedding gowns need a great amount of talent and years of practice to perfect it, although most modern wedding gowns are designed for easier adjustments.
- Perfect timing is very important when having your wedding dress altered because when the day of the wedding comes; you may not achieve the perfect fit you have always wanted. It might be either too loose or too tight. Remember to at least have 3 – 4 fittings before the actual wedding day for a much perfect fit. DO NOT to bring the dress too late, because of the risk of not having enough time to do all the necessary alterations; and this might compromise the design if not done meticulously.
Because of the schedules, being busy with all the details of the wedding, some brides would rush having their wedding gowns resized or altered and it could really be stressful if the gown doesn’t fit perfectly on the wedding day and it could really be frustrating. So, to prevent these types of hassles, the couples should also focus on small details like these.