The long awaited time has finally arrived. The call you have been waiting for six months has finally come. The dress is here! Getting to try on your dress after not seeing it for around six to nine months is very exciting. When buying a dress off the rack for everyday wear, one doesn’t normally think about getting the dress altered. Most bridal gowns will end up needing alterations whether it’s as simple as a hem or something more custom like adding an applique or lowing the back. Fittings can vary from bride to bride but here a few general, helpful hints.
Three fittings is typically the average, but it varies from bride to bride. Fittings are a great time to bring family or friends who may not have been shopping to find the dress, but still would like to share those special moments. The first fitting will most likely be the longest. During your first fitting the more bigger items will be taken care of such as the hem, bustle and discussing or planning what the rest of your fittings look like. The most important thing to remember to bring to your fitting is your shoes. Shoes are important for two reasons, to match with the look of the dress and the hem. Your next fitting will be a few weeks after the first. The second fitting is typically where the most body work happens. Making sure the straps are perfectly flat or feeling secure in your strapless gown are steps taken during the second fitting.
When thinking about what undergarments you will wear on the big day, think about what you will be most comfortable in. Cups can be sewed in to eliminate bras. Also during your fitting finishing those small details such as adding that special sparkly jewelry or finding the perfect veil can be taken care of. When it gets closer to the big day, you will plan your final fitting as well as when you will be taking that gorgeous dress home! The final fitting will be a final check to make sure everything is perfect. Once the dress is finished and steamed to perfection it is ready for pick up! On of our favorite moments is getting to finally hand over the dream dress to our bride who will be walking down the aisle in a short few days. The joy of a bride finally getting to wear the dress she has been dreaming about is just priceless!