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Dressing the Bride: Essential Outfits and Alterations for Every Occasion

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Bridal Essential Outfits and Alterations for Every Occasion

As a bride-to-be, the journey to your big day is not just about finding the perfect wedding dress. Here's a comprehensive guide to the outfits you need to consider and why getting them altered is a crucial step in your bridal preparations.

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Embracing the trend: the rise of short wedding dresses and essential alterations

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The appeal of short wedding dresses

The traditional image of a bride gliding down the aisle in a floor-length gown has long been ingrained in our cultural consciousness. However, as wedding trends evolve and personal styles vary, short wedding dresses are gaining popularity among modern brides. Embracing this trend offers a unique opportunity for brides to showcase their individuality and break away from convention. But with a shorter hemline comes the need for specific alterations to ensure the perfect fit and silhouette.

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What alterations you can expect to have on your wedding dress

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Alterations you may need for your wedding dress

Your wedding dress is one of the most important garments you'll ever wear, and ensuring it fits perfectly is paramount to feeling confident and beautiful on your special day. From minor tweaks to major adjustments, here's a comprehensive guide to the alterations you may need for your wedding dress and what to expect along the way.

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How to make sure your bridesmaids’ dresses fit perfectly

How to make sure your bridesmaids’ dresses fit perfectly

Six ways to ensure your bridesmaids' dresses fit

Your bridesmaids play a significant role in your wedding, and it's essential to make sure that they feel comfortable and confident in their dresses. While choosing the perfect dress can be a challenge, ensuring that it fits perfectly is equally important. Here are some tips to ensure your bridesmaid dresses fit properly and what to do if they don't.

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50's Style Wedding Dresses

50's Style Wedding Dresses

1950's Wedding Dresses: Style Inspiration From The Fabulous Fifties

If you’re planning your big day and are someone who favours a vintage wedding dress style, what better era to take inspiration from than the fabulous 50’s? A period of youthful rebellion set to the soundtrack of rock and roll and doo-wop, the fifties were the ultimate era of change. With a new generation of style emerging from the booming economy, fashion was no longer reserved for the super-rich and, instead, was more accessible than ever. Think voluminous skirts, nipped in waists and ultra-feminine touches. From wedding dress alterations to finding the perfect accessories, whether you’re searching for a look that is full vintage or are simply looking to channel your inner Audrey or Elizabeth, we’ve got you covered.

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What not to wear as a wedding guest

What not to wear as a wedding guest

What to avoid when choosing your wedding outfit

Being invited to a wedding is an honour, a couple is inviting you to celebrate their love with them and you should be going with the full intention of respecting that. Choosing what to wear can be really stressful, especially if you have a few weddings to go to this year. After hours of searching it can be hard to remember what the absolute must nots are for a wedding guest, so we’ve put together this blog for you to refer to! Keep reading for what you should avoid wearing to a wedding as a guest.

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2019 Wedding Dress Trends

2019 Wedding Dress Trends

Gowns for the 2019 bride

On the hunt for a wedding dress and looking to learn what other brides are wearing? We’ve been researching and have put together a list of some of the 2019 wedding dress trends we’ve seen this year. Knowing what trends are in the bridal world can help you prepare for your own big day and guide your wedding dress appointment. It’s always good to go into your appointment with some idea of what styles you’re interested in. Keep reading for all you need to know about the top bridal trends this year. If you find one that you love but you would just like a few extra details added, consider wedding dress alterations

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The Royal Wedding Dresses

The Royal Wedding Dresses

Take Inspiration From Wedding Dresses Throughout History

The Royals are embedded in British society… whether we like it or not, when people think British, they think of the lovely posh people that live at Buckingham Palace. They are a family adored all over the world, mostly due to their fancy and extravagant traditions. A large part of this being the weddings – and of course, royal wedding dresses . When there’s a royal wedding, everybody knows, and it is watched by millions globally, leaving no room for a fashion faux pas. So why not take some inspiration from the wide array of elegant British wedding dresses that have been worn by princesses over the centuries? Here at the Alterations Boutique, we have proven our ability to transform any dress, so go ahead and book an appointment to let us restyle your bridal dress to resemble a beautiful royal wedding dress from history.

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Wedding Dress Patterns: A Dress Making Guide For The Modern Bride

Wedding Dress Patterns: A Dress Making Guide For The Modern Bride

To get the most perfect wedding dress, it can sometimes take a little extra effort.

Since those teenage years, you’ve had a vision of the ultimate bridal gown cemented in your mind. It only makes sense that when the big day comes around, that’s the exact dress you walk down the aisle wearing. However, it’s not always as simple as visiting a handful of wedding dress shops across your local area and walking away with that dream dress. Sometimes, finding your dress can be the most stressful part of the wedding planning process. You’re not actually guaranteed to find the one and the last thing you want to do is just pick a dress purely so you have one.  Finding a wedding dress alterations proffesional is always an option as well. 

 It’s the modern day. Who says you can’t be a bit more creative?

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The Ultimate Wedding Dress Bustle Guide

The Ultimate Wedding Dress Bustle Guide

What is a wedding dress bustle and why might you want to get one for your bridal gown? How can a wedding dress alterations expert create a bustle for your dress? Find out in this in-depth guide from Alterations Boutique.

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Great Patterns for Lace Wedding Dresses

Great Patterns for Lace Wedding Dresses

Lace has long been a delicate and fashionable design featured in women’s clothing. Lace is an especially popular feature of wedding dresses, included in several different ways. Over the years the style has changed, with lace developing with contemporary brides to cater to everybody.

 

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Top Wedding Dress Trends 2018

Top Wedding Dress Trends 2018

If you’re on the hunt for a wedding dress and consider yourself particularly interested in fashion trends, it is important to know what’s going on in the bridal world! This means when you go for appointments you can help your bridal consultant know what styles you’re interested in.

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What’s the Best Wedding Dress for Your Body Type?

What's the Best Wedding Dress for Your Body Type

Your wedding dress is the most important dress you will ever wear in your entire life, so it’s pretty essential to get it right. There are so many things to consider when choosing the perfect dress for you, but there are two things in particular that are the most important: what suits your body type and knowing what wedding dress alterations you need. This post will be your essential guide to what to avoid, what to look for, and alteration recommendations you may want to make to your dress.

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FAQs: Your Questions Answered!

Wedding Dress Alterations FAQ

As a leading wedding dress alterations boutique, we get a lot of questions about what can be done with a wedding dress to ensure it is perfect for the bride wearing it. Consider this FAQ post a convenient cheat sheet if you’re a bride-to-be looking to find out more about the alterations process for your dress!

Can a wedding dress be made bigger or smaller?

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Rock a Vintage Wedding Dress with Wedding Dress Alterations!

Vintage Wedding Dress Alterations

Something old, something new… with our vintage wedding dress alterations service, you can rock vintage bridalwear with confidence and style. As high-end bridal seamstresses with decades of experience, you can trust our team to treat your dress with the utmost care and consideration. We regularly transform dresses both old and new to ensure the perfect fit for your big day.

Vintage Wedding Dress Alterations

Clients come to Alterations Boutique with vintage wedding dresses for a variety of reasons. Perhaps your dress is a cherished family heirloom or a vintage purchase that you simply fell in love with when you saw it. Some of our clients have an entire vintage-themed wedding planned and need their dress to be perfect for the occasion. No matter what you’re looking to achieve, we can help you with our specialist wedding dress alteration services.

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How to Make the Most of Your Wedding Dress Alterations Service


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Wedding Dress Alterations Service

When you’re so busy planning each aspect of your wedding, it can be difficult to know how to get the most out of your wedding dress alterations service! Here is our list of essential tips on what you can do to make the most of your wedding dress seamstress before the big day arrives.

Put Across Your Ideas

No matter how knowledgeable the seamstress, nobody can get an exact read on what you’re looking for in a wedding dress alterations service unless you tell them about your ideas and wishes. Even if you only have a vague idea about wanting a different dress length or have a detailed plan of each individual alteration you want, your seamstress can work with you to make your dress utterly perfect. Don’t be shy – we love hearing your ideas!

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Wedding Alteration Specialists

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Here at alterations boutique we have established ourselves as London’s leading wedding alterations provider due to our personalised one-to-one service and attention to the details. If you have a wedding coming up soon and are therefore in search of someone to alter your attire to perfection, look no further. We have over 30 years of experience in the industry and consider ourselves to of seen it all by now, there’s nothing we don’t have the expertise to handle. Throughout the process you will be allocated a tailor / seamstress who will work tirelessly with your from start to end. Whether it’s a few bridesmaid dress alterations or something more niche, contact us today to book an appointment for a fitting and begin your journey towards the perfect wedding.

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The stressful period leading up to your wedding day..

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Think of the most stressful time of your life and then double it, these are the stress levels we are talking about for most brides during the 1-6 weeks leading up to their wedding day.  Emotions are high, the stakes are high, stress and eventually joy will ensue. With all this emotional cocktail going through some brides minds it can impact greatly on decision making. Lucky for you we are here to remove some of the stress with our bridal alterations service.

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Avoid these Wedding Disasters!

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A well fitted wedding dress on your big day is a must. More and more so people tend to shop for dresses months before their actual wedding day. In that time leading up to the wedding day anything can happen, we’re only human and our bodies are ever changing, what if you gain or lose some weight? It’s your day, it’s all about you, and an ill-fitted dress shouldn’t be a thing to ruin it. But fear not our Wedding Dress Alterations service has you covered.

We know it’s not only the bride which can have the same problems occur but also the bridesmaids. Like the bride the bridesmaids will also more than likely be trying to lose a few pounds before the wedding day, the dresses you picked out before may not fit quite right come the big day. Small changes in our body are emphasised through the fit of a dress, give your bridesmaids the chance to feel just as beautiful as the bride by using our Bridesmaid Dress Alterations service

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As careful as we can be, accidents happen, if say the brides dress was to split or tear. All panic sets in as the big day looms ever nearer, this needs to be fixed and fast! In no time at all by utilising our Bridal Alterations service our staff can restore calm by having any repairs / alterations complete in time for the wedding day.

Once you’ve had a taste of the improvement altered clothing can bring in complimenting and comforting your figure, and seeing as unfortunately you won’t be able to wear a wedding dress forever, why not look to improve the fit of your regular dresses? By asking a skilled and experienced tailor to perform a few Dress Alterations, a few measurements and then magic begins. 

 

 

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Leave plenty of time for alterations before your big day

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Though the dress is one of the most important aspects of any wedding day, with so much to organise and so many people to manage, putting off crucial wedding dress alterations is all too easy. Fitting appointments get postponed again and again, and before you know it you’re just a couple of days away from walking down the aisle and you still have got your outfit ready. To help ensure you get your dress to the tailor on time, take a quick look at this guide to timely bridal alterations.

Most brides-to-be start shopping for their wedding dresses months before their big day. Finding the perfect dress can take time, so it’s important that you give yourself a good few months to shop around for the ideal gown. Leave it too late, and you could end up with a stressful buying experience or even with a dress you’re not happy with. Once they’ve found their dress, many brides start thinking about what their entourage will wear on the day. Bridesmaids dress alterations can be done weeks before the actual wedding, giving you plenty of time to tick them off of your list of things to do.

Around a month before your wedding day you’ll want to book yourself in for a round of dress alterations. This is when the bulk of the tailoring will happen and the time that you should make any substantial changes to your gown. If you want your hem line taken up, your wait taken in or your sleeves altered in anyway, now’s the time to talk to your tailor and arrange for the work to be carried out. Hopefully at this point you’ll still have a bit of spare time to dedicate to your dress. Leave it any later and you’ll probably be run off your feet with last minute preparations.

A week or so before your wedding you’ll need to make another appointment with your tailor and arrange for the final bridal alterations to be made. By this point, you should just be looking at a few nips and tucks to allow for any weight changes in the proceeding months. These should be pretty easy to take care of and shouldn’t take your tailor too long to complete. To make sure you have plenty of time for all of the alterations you want to achieve, get in touch with a member of our team today. 

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