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Wedding Gown Alteration: Thing Every Bride Goes Through

by Dorie Kong Expert Wedding Dress Alterations Specialist at a R
Wedding Gown Alterations are quite common. Having a best possible fit that makes you enjoy the Big-day of your life by providing you comfort is an utmost requirement. If you don’t require any alterations whatsoever in your dress, your might be a rare case. So what are the things that you should keep in mind while planning to buy a wedding dress and altering it afterwards?

Here we present you with the significant points which you should keep in mind-
Time Frame - Buy your gown a significant time before your wedding, so that you could give enough time frame for the alterations to be done. Remember you shouldn’t give the dress too early to the seamstress or too late either as it may lead to the desired alteration not be provided.

Sizing of the Gown - Don’t be in a rush to buy the wedding gown just because it is available on a sale, etc as it may lead you to buying a large fitted gown just for the sake of saving a few dollars. Also, keep in mind to buy the dress of your nearest possible size, keep in mind to buy the gown of maximum one size larger of your perfect fit.

Hiring Seamstress - Hire a seamstress only after doing the required homework. Read reviews, talk to relatives, go online, among other things, but make sure you hire a professional who can assure the quality of work. Approach them only during their working hours, rushing to get your work done may show the consequences on your gown’s fittings. If a seamstress becomes prickly at alterations told by you, then consider hiring another one, but keep in mind to follow any advice/suggestion given by them.

Bridal Gown

Fittings Required -
Usual bride gown alteration takes 2-3 visits to the seamstress or the tailor. Always take note of the upcoming changes to your body sizes also wear things such as Underwear, Bra, Shoes, inside clothes which you plan to wear on your wedding day so that you can get the perfect fit accounting those wearable. Make it sure that the last visit be 1 or 2 weeks before the big-day, so that you could get the best fit.

Pricing - The usual cost of Bride Gown Alteration could be anywhere from $70 to $250. However, the pricing may depend on a lot of factors-
  • The fabric/material of the dress contributes to the cost of alteration. If it is hard-to-work fabric such as Chiffon, Georgette, it may cost significantly more than easy-to-work fabric such as Linen, etc.
  • Your plan to modernize your mother’s gown may take much efforts to fit in your size which might upward the cost.
  • The Hemline alteration could cost significant amount depending on the layers in the bridal dress, number of beads, among other things. Be sure to alter the hemline as per your comfort as it is the part of dress which allows you to walk, dance, and mingle with your guests.
  • Sleeve length alteration is not required if you have sleeveless or short sleeved dress, but altering a long-sleeved dress could cost anywhere from $30 to $80, depending on the decorations.

Bringing Someone with You - Always make a point to bring someone with you whom you consider reliable with their opinions. So that they can suggest what is good for you.

It’s your Big Day, make sure you do every possible thing which makes you enjoy it and cherish the memories forever.

About Dorie Kong Freshman   Expert Wedding Dress Alterations Specialist at a R

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