You have found your dream dress, it is perfect for you – the style, the colour, the cut – suit you down to the ground. It is right at the top end of your budget, but hey that’s fine as it is THE ONE and the only other things you need are your wedding accessories and shoes, right?
The Importance of a Good Seamstress
It is true that you don’t need to buy any other items to add to your wedding dress, however you may need something taken away from your dress or even put in – additional material.
It is vital you budget for wedding dress alterations, every wedding dress will or should need to be altered to fit you perfectly. This is where the importance of a good seamstress comes to the forefront.
We are not all the same size, yet dresses come in standard sizes – x cm around the bust, x cm at the waist, x cm at the hips. We aren’t made to these exact measurements and even if you are lucky enough to be a perfect size 12 for waist and hips, your bust measurements could be out. Unless you want the most expensive dress you ever buy to fit “not quite right but it will do” then always budget for wedding dress alterations.
For wedding dress alterations by a qualified professional seamstress, you should budget for around £200 – anything less is a bonus.
When you buy probably the most expensive and luxurious dress you will ever wear it needs to fit like a kid leather glove made especially for you.
Here are our top tips when looking considering wedding dress alterations:
- Make sure that the Seamstresses work on site and the dress stay onsite
- Don’t just go to aunty flos kichen for a bit of sewing while she cooks a stew! Wedding alterations are an art and a skill and take years to perfect.
- All dresses arrive with us in a standard length, it is important to have the shoes for the wedding day so that we can get the perfect length for you.
- Invest in a good strapless bra. Once the dress is warm from your body heat the structure inside softens. A decent bra will give that little bit of extra support and you will not end up with that awful crease under the bust or keep tugging the dress up all day.
When a dress is fitted by a Qualified, Fully Trained Seamstress you will feel like it’s your second skin, and a perfect wedding dress will be transformed into YOUR perfect wedding dress.
Have you go any other hints and tips you found handy when you were getting your dress altered? I would love to hear them and share them with our brides.
Until next time…