What do you do when a good bridal look goes bad at the last minute? Don’t panic! Check out these tips for fixing your bridal ensemble on the fly.
For whatever reason, sometimes good bridal looks go bad at the last minute. This means lots of stress for the bride-to-be, especially when the entire ensemble has already been put together and all of the investments made. Things happen, and at the drop of a hat, the look you’ve planned for eight months can suddenly turn into a look you don’t feel comfortable sporting down the aisle.
Maybe the accessories are all wrong, or the dress alterations have made your dress look like an entirely different gown. Maybe it’s a month before the big day and you’ve just completely changed your mind. Whatever the case, sometimes good bridal looks go bad, and you need to have some fixes on hand to handle this kind of wardrobe emergency.
If your bridal look has gone bad and you’re not sure what to do, use the following tips:
Make a boutique pit stop—Talk to your seamstress, wedding coordinator, and local gown shop to see if anything can be done to remedy your style problems. Accessories might be able to be fixed or replaced, and you just might find a gown in-store alternative at the last minute.
Let it go—If an accessory is broken or your hairstyle just isn’t cutting it and you’re short on time, consider letting it go. Ask yourself whether the problem really contributes to the look of your gown or if it takes away from it at all. If it’s more of a hassle to fix than it’s worth, know when to cut your losses.
Improvise—If you didn’t realize you’d hate your hairstyle until the week of the wedding or you found your shoes to be painful and an eyesore for your dress, work with what you’ve got. Don’t stress yourself out over something you cannot remedy at the last minute. Once your hair is done, have a friend help you reshape it and put it up into a different style. Readjust your veil or tiara to change up the look. Grab some extra padding for your shoes or find an alternative pair with a similar heel height. When bridal looks go bad, be realistic by improvising and seeking out style alternatives.