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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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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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Alterations To Make Everyone Feel Special On Your Big Day!

Alterations To Make Everyone Feel Special On Your Big Day!

Tips for altering bridesmaid dresses… 

When a bride chooses her bridesmaids, she usually asks the people she loves and cares about most in the world. They are usually friends who have been there through thick and thin, good times and bad times..

So of course, bridesmaids should feel as amazing in their own skin as the bride does on a wedding day. More often than not though, friends are all different shapes and sizes so it can be difficult to find bridesmaid dresses to suit everyone’s look and taste.

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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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A Bridal Baby Bump: A Pregnant Brides Guide To Dress Alterations!

A Bridal Baby Bump: A Pregnant Brides Guide To Dress Alterations!

Maternity Wedding Dresses Alterations

 

A Bridal Baby Bump: A Pregnant Brides Guide To Dress Alterations!

Pregnant, but getting married?

Here’s our ultimate guide to wedding dress alterations for the perfect fit!

Congratulations are in order - you are about to celebrate not one but two amazing events in your life. With a baby on the way and your wedding day right around the corner, you have plenty to smile about. But, how do you prepare for the big day? What if you’ve had everything planned up until now and, surprise, surprise, you’re pregnant? No matter how unsure you feel at this moment in time, don’t give up on your dream dress. You are going to look fabulous (and feel incredible!) on your wedding day.

We have seen many bridal blunders in our time, and there’s almost always a simple solution. In today’s article, we’ll discuss everything you need to plan a wedding during pregnancy; from finding a bump-accommodating dress to a professional wedding dress alterations service that makes you feel a million dollars.

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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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Summer Styles

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Summer is upon us which means breaking out the summer wardrobe for the first time in whole year, we understand that for the most of us we might not fit perfectly back into the garments which did fit perfectly the year before. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean discarding your favourite clothing and purchasing a new wardrobe, that could prove to be costly, we have a more affordable solution, alterations. With a few alterations to your favourite garments we can fit you once again as they were originally intended to do so, contact us today to see what can be done to save your summer wardrobe. We also understand that to alter every item of clothing from the off-set may not be affordable either so why not alter the key diverse items which you’ll be making the most use of. Have a read with us about what we suggest as the lynchpins for any stylish wardrobe. Check out our dress alterations page for more information.

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From Alterations to the Alter

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Here at Alterations Boutique we have been providing wedding related alterations for over 20 years. In this time, we’ve come to understand the importance of making this process as stress free and seamless as possible. Let us alleviate some of that stress by entrusting us with the altering and safeguarding of your wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and any other items requiring tailoring.

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Brides Want to Feel Their Wedding Dress is Perfect for Their Special Day

Brides Want to Feel Their Wedding Dress is Perfect for Their Special Day

 

There are always a million details to be organised in preparation for a wedding and one of the most important to most brides is looking and feeling beautiful. Choosing the dress for the bride, and for bridesmaids, is influenced by many factors and can be influenced by budget, family traditions and the bride’s own wishes and style.

Part of this decision will come from the whether the wedding is to be traditional or modern, a sophisticated evening event with a civil ceremony, a simple church wedding or perhaps a beach wedding in the tropics.There may be a theme for the wedding and also the time of year when it is to be held may dictate the style and fabrics that will be used in the bride’s and bridesmaids’ dresses.

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