Wedding is something special. It is an occasion of happiness with lots of planning like choosing gowns, venue, bouquet, matching wedding theme and many more. There are so many decisions to make and finalize.
You need to give yourself plenty of time if you are thinking to make the day perfect and most memorable day of your life. You make a shopping list and ink gown at first.
We live in the fast market where everything is readily available including the wedding gown. But it is not necessary that the available gown well fits you. It needs to go through sewing machine with minor adjustments so that it may look perfect with your figure.
Despite tailoring the gown it may require alterations as there is a time gap between the order (measurement) for the gown and receiving date. And, in this course of time the future bride may gain or lose her weight.
Moreover, you can personalize the gown that caught your eyes by adding few elements on it. You can buy a gown that is just one or two size up then your actual size. Remember it is easier to let in than to let it out.
Whatever the reason may be for the alterations, you need to consider few things while opting for perfect gown.
Do not forget to add extra cost for your gown than the price tags as it needs to go through minor altercations. The cost of wedding gown alteration varies depending upon nature and structure of the alteration of the gown. The cost on alterations can also depend on fabric like delicate, hard to work fabric which needs expertise to linen, lace which can be altered by little less experienced. You get what you pay so do not cut corners just to save few bucks.
Timing is everything. If you bring in the gowns too early into wedding then it may not fit during the awaited day. And if you bring in too late then alterations could not be perfected or all required alterations could not be completed.
There is a saying, haste makes waste. You need at least three fittings done before the most awaited day to make your gowns the perfect gowns. So it would be best to buy your gowns at least eight months before the wedding date. And bring in the gowns for alterations and first fitting three months prior your wedding.
Bring in your undergarments, accessories and shoes that you will be wearing along with the gowns during your fittings. This will allow the seamstress to get the exact measurements to make it perfect. Choose the gowns that has corset instead of zip. This will help to loose or tighten gowns to make the perfect fit. You need to make it clear the heel height so that gowns length could be adjusted accordingly and reduce the risk of tripping.