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September 1, 2021

All You Need to Know About Wedding Dress Fittings

You’ve finally found your dream dress for your wedding day! However, that dress isn’t quite ready for you to slip into just yet. Unlike the average dress you buy in the store, your bridal gown will need to be altered a few times before your wedding day to ensure it fits perfectly.

Fortunately, wedding dress fittings aren’t a complicated process. Just come prepared, leave everything up to your seamstress, and you’ll be ready to walk down the aisle in no time!

If you’re not sure what happens during a fitting or you don’t know what to expect, don’t stress. Here are the things you will need to keep in mind when getting your gorgeous gown ready for your special day!

All You Need to Know About Wedding Dress Fittings
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Have undergarments, shoes, and accessories ready

Before you go to your first fitting, have the undergarments and shoes you’re going to wear with the dress ready and bring them with you. Switching your bra or even your heels can change how your dress will fit. Bring along some accessories you want to wear with your dress and decide which ones work best with your gown!

Book your first fitting about six weeks before your wedding 

Your first fitting is all about making sure your dress is the right size, design, and color. This is also the time to ensure your seamstress understands the alternations that need to be made. With that said, look for areas that need to be let out, taken in, shortened, lengthened, etc. If you need a bustle added, make sure it’s known!

Be sure to bring all of the undergarments you’ll be wearing and bring a trusted friend to confirm you don’t miss anything.

All You Need to Know About Wedding Dress Fittings

Book your second fitting a month before your wedding 

Your second fitting is your opportunity to ensure all the concerns pointed out in your first fitting have been fixed. Also, make sure you feel entirely comfortable in your dress and can move around well in it. If you see a problem with your dress, point it out! You may have to have several fittings before you get it completely right.

Get the details right on your final fitting

Your final fitting is the time to make sure you know how to put on and take care of your dress. Do you and a trusted bridesmaid know how to unbutton your dress? Are there any complicated straps you need to learn how to manage? Learning these things will eliminate any unwanted stress when getting dressed for your big day.

All that’s left after your fitting is to pick up your dress! To ensure your bridal gown is picture perfect, pick up your gown at least two weeks before your wedding day just in case there are any issues your seamstress needs to fix.

If you need help finding the right people to take care of your wedding needs, from venues to photographers, book a consultation with us today, to get connected with professional, quality, and ethical vendors!

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