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Tips For Brides Looking For Custom Wedding Dress Alterations

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The wedding date has been set, the wedding venue picked and you have finally found your dream wedding dress. Unfortunately, it doesn’t fit as well as you would like it to. What do you do? Do you let it go and hope to find another dress that is just as nice or do you wear it as it is? Since both of these options are not very appealing, there is a third solution that you should consider, get the gown altered by a dress tailor or seamstress. Wedding dress alterations will not only make your gown fit you perfectly, but it will also make it possible for you to customize the dress as you want.

There are seamstresses in most large cities and towns who specialize in offering these services. To ensure that the gown ends up looking great, here are some tips to keep in mind when using the services of a seamstress to get your wedding gown fixed.


As soon as you find out that the dress has issues, take it for fixing. The earlier you do it, the better. Don’t wait until the last few weeks or the last few days to the wedding to approach a seamstress. This is because it takes time to fix a wedding gown since gowns are detailed and will require careful attention to fix. In addition, most seamstresses are swamped with work and may not be able to have time to alter your dress if you wait until the last minute, since they have many other clients.

This is because most brides weights tend to fluctuate the last few weeks to the wedding. Fitting the dress close to the wedding date will make it possible to have the dress adjusted to your current size. On average, plan to go for three to four dress fittings before you finally get satisfied with the end results.

Who to hire

Make sure that you only hire a seamstress who specializes in dealing with wedding dresses. Don’t just hire any tailor to fix your gown. In addition, make sure that you have seen previous work done by the seamstress to ensure that they have the skills to do a good job. Don’t hire someone whose services you haven’t first checked out.

What to Carry

When you go to have the wedding dress fixed, don’t just carry the gown only. Take along everything that you will wear on your big day and put them on. This includes your shoes, undergarments and accessories. This will help in obtaining the proper fitting and length of the gown.

Who to Bring Along

It may be a good idea to take someone along with you to the fitting rather than going along.

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