Being a bridesmaid or a groomsman isn’t always easy. Dealing with bridal meltdowns, planning, organising and delegating can be challenging, with most brides and grooms relying heavily on their bridal party to make the day run smoothly.
If you’re about to tie the knot, you’ll want to repay your bridal party for all the help and support by making sure they look good and feel great on the big day. Investing in dresses and suits that fit perfectly will help your nearest and dearest feel truly valued and appreciated.
However, with body shapes varying dramatically between individuals, finding one dress or one suit that’s perfect for everyone can be all but impossible. Even if your friends wear the same size, variations in body length, arm length and chest size can significantly alter the look and feel of their outfit.
The chances of your chosen dress perfectly fitting all of your bridesmaids are unfortunately low. Even small differences in height, weight and body size can change the way that a dress hangs, resulting in outfits that don’t make the most of their wearer’s figure.
Luckily, if you know what you’re doing, bridesmaid dress alterations to suit each individual body shape is easy. A few strategically placed stitches hear and a few clever cuts there will transform the way the outfit sits, giving your bridesmaids a dress to be proud of and ensuring that they’ll feel like a million dollars on the big day.
If you thought that every suit and every cut worked on every man, think again. There is a huge difference between the way a well fitting suit and a poorly fitting suit look on a man, and your groomsmen and guests will be able to tell the difference straight away.
On men, the main offenders are generally arm length, leg length and shoulder width. Even if your friends look roughly the same size, an extra inch here or there will transform the way the suit sits on their frame.
Though groomsmen may pretend not to mind how they look, all men feel more confident in a well fitting suit. Most minor suit alterations can be done very quickly and can transform the entire look for an affordable fee.
As well as helping your bridal party to look as good as possible, altering your bridesmaids’ dresses and groomsmen’s suits will show your friends just how much you value their participation in your big day. Small touches like this will help to make your wedding a truly special event and ensure everyone remembers it for the right reasons.
To find out more, get in touch with a member of our team today.