Finding the right wedding dress is an important milestone in every bride-to-be’s life. And that’s perfectly normal: you want to look really great on your wedding day and your dress is obviously important when it comes to that.
What are some of the wedding gown alteration tips you should know? We have gathered them right below – so read on and find out more:
· Unless the dress was specifically made to your measures, expect that you WILL have to have it altered. As for the cost of doing this, it is, of course, very important to make sure you include it in your wedding dress budget from the very beginning – specifically because this won’t come cheap. Depending on the fabric your dress is made from and on its design’s intricacy, you can expect to pay between $400 and $700 for quality wedding dress alteration services.
· The good news is that you don’t have to do this at the bridal boutique you bought the dress from – or at least not in most cases. Depending on the type of boutique and the type of dress and alterations needed, this could save you quite a lot of money.
· Remember: you should order your dress about 8 months before the wedding date because this will allow you with plenty of time to receive the dress and attend the necessary fittings. In general, brides need about 3 fitting appointments to bring the dress in perfect shape – so make sure you have reached your goal target by the time you have to attend your last fitting (about one month before the big date).
· Last, but not least, keep in mind that you should be prepared for your fittings and that you should bring along all of your accessories – especially to the last appointment. Bring your wedding shoes, your wedding veil, your cape (if you have any), your jewelry, and, of course, your undergarments. This will paint an accurate picture as to how you will look on your wedding day, so that your seamstress can make the necessary alterations.