Key bridal alterations to make your gown fit perfectly

For many brides, the dress is the most important part of their wedding day. The fit of the gown affects everything from the way the bride feels walking down the aisle to the look of the wedding photos. If the dress isn’t absolutely perfect, many brides will look back on their wedding day with a touch of regret, and will always wish they’d worn something slightly different for this incredibly important occasion.

The best way to make sure that a dress fits as well as possible is to take it to a professional bridal alterations boutique in the run up to the big day. If you’re currently in the process of having your gown tailored to fit, here are some key alterations you can make to ensure your dress is as elegant and as flattering as possible.

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How to keep your bridesmaids on board

If you’re like most brides, you’ve probably roped your bridesmaids into organising and preparing a lot for your big day. From posting the invitations and collecting the flowers to arranging the hair and makeup, transport and hen night, bridesmaids often end up taking on a lot more than they bargained for when their best friends get hitched.

With so many things to organise, it can be difficult to think about other people in the run up to your wedding day. However, saying thank you to the people who have made the event a reality is incredibly important so it’s essential that you put the time and energy into making sure your bridesmaids are properly appreciated.

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Make sure your bridesmaids’ dresses fit perfectly

There is an old cliché in the world of weddings that brides deliberately choose unattractive dresses for their bridesmaids in an effort to stand out even more on their big day. To make sure your bridesmaids know you value their efforts, do everything you can to avoid this easily made error, opting for beautifully made, flattering dresses instead.

As it can be difficult to find a single dress that suits different body shapes, you can tailor each dress to fit the wearer by investing in dress alterations. Just like bridal alterations, these little tweaks and adjustments can transform the look of a bridesmaid’s dress, helping it to fall elegantly and make the wearer feel fabulous.

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How to ensure your wedding dress is just right

For many brides to be, the dress is one of the most important things about their big day. Whether it’s going to be a small intimate wedding, a big elaborate affair or a quirky occasion, the look and fit of the dress will determine how confident, and how beautiful, the bride feels on her wedding day.

However, with so many things to think about, it’s not uncommon for brides to put off dress shopping till the last minute. Even if they do find the perfect dress well before their wedding, many brides still run out of time to arrange fittings and alterations, leaving them with a dress that isn’t quite right on the big day.

Changing shapes

As most brides shop for their dress months before their wedding day, it’s inevitable that many will find their body changes shape in the intervening period. Whether it’s because they’re losing weight in preparation or they’re comfort eating in apprehension, brides’ bodies are very likely to change shape in the run up to their wedding.

In most cases, these changes are relatively minor and some basic wedding dress alterations will be enough to ensure the gown fits perfectly come the big day. However, if the bride has lost or gained a large amount of weight, or if they’ve become pregnant, they may find that their original dress is no longer flattering. In these cases, some brides may find they need to start their dress search again, looking for a design that’s a more flattering for their new body shape.

Leave time for a final fitting

However manic the run up to the wedding is, it’s crucial that brides leave plenty of time for a final fitting at least a few days before the big day. If they leave the fitting too late, there won’t be time for any adjustments and brides will have no choice but to walk down the aisle in a dress that’s not perfect.

At this fitting, it’s important that you wear the underwear you’re planning to use on the day itself. That way, your tailor will be able to see exactly where adjustments need to be made. If you’re going to be wearing a coat on the big day, bring it along too. If it doesn’t fit properly, your tailor will be able to make the necessary coat alterations to ensure every element of your outfit is just right.

If you want to share the love and make sure every member of the bridal party is feeling their best, have your bridesmaids come along to this final fitting and invest in some bridesmaid dress alterations as a special treat.

To find out more about wedding dress alterations, have a look around our site or get in touch with a member of our team.

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Alterations Can Make A Big Difference to Your Big Day

Beautifully designed and made from high quality materials, your wedding dress is likely to be one of the most important, and expensive, outfits you’ll ever buy. Pictures of you and your partner in your finery will adorn walls, mantle pieces and photo albums for evermore, so ensuring you’re completely happy with your dress is essential for every bride-to-be.

Wedding Dress Alterations

Finding the perfect dress takes time, energy and money. If you’ve put your heart and soul into hunting down that dream gown, the last thing you’ll want is for it not to fit properly come the big day. Luckily, altering the fit of an outfit, even one as important as a wedding dress, is relatively straightforward if you know what you’re doing. A few stitches, snips and pinches and patches in the right places can work miracles, helping to transform a beautiful dress into a truly captivating one.

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Dress Alterations

One of the main reasons that brides need their dresses altered prior to their wedding is that they’re trying to slim down ready for the big day. A lot of women begin looking for their dress months before their wedding, so when the event itself rolls around, they’re often a size or two smaller than they were when they purchased the outfit. In other cases, some brides simply can’t find the right dress in the right size and so alter their favourite gown to fit their frame.

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Bridesmaid Dress Alterations

To make sure your bridesmaids look and feel a million dollars too, it’s important to have their bridesmaid dresses altered to fit perfectly. Like brides, bridesmaids often slim down before a wedding so they’ll feel more confident in front of the crowds and in front of the camera. What’s more, as it’s difficult to find a single outfit to fit a variety of body shapes, a lot of bridesmaids find that they need alterations to make the chosen dress feel just right.

As wedding dresses are expensive and high in sentimental value, it’s important to choose a tailor that has experience in wedding dress alterations and are good at what they do. As all of the expert staff at the Alterations Boutique have been working in the industry for years, we know exactly how to get the most out of your dress.

Contact the Alterations Boutique today to find out more about our services or to arrange a fitting of your own.

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Tweaks, nips and tucks can change your bridal party’s look from average to amazing

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.

Bridesmaids dresses

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.

Groomsmen’s suits

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.

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