Whether you’ve yet to pick out your gown or you’re about to embark on the wedding dress fitting process, there are some things every bride needs to know about wedding dress fittings. Familiarize yourself with these tips before attending your next appointment.
There are some things every bride should know about wedding dress fittings before they make their first appointment. Even if you’ve already selected your gown and have attended a fitting or two, keep the following tips in mind before you next appointment. They can help ensure your gown looks and feels great on your big day, and can also make the fitting process run as smoothly as possible.
The right shoes are a must—Chances are your seamstress will explain this when you arrive for your first fitting, but let us tell you now—the right shoes matter! Bringing the exact shoes you’ll be wearing the day of the wedding is a must. Once your gown’s length is altered according to the height of your shoes, you’ll be trying on your gown with that length each time after that. This means you’ll only get to see your look with the full effect while wearing the proper shoes. Also, if you switch shoes or pick different shoes at the last minute, your gown’s length will have to be altered again.
Undergarments really do matter—Just like the shoes you pick, the undergarments you choose can change the fit and look of the gown. The right undergarments are a must for your fittings, from day one. The idea is to use the exact items you’ll be wearing on the actual wedding day so that everything is altered the way it should be and so you can see the final look before you walk down the aisle.
Losing or gaining inches isn’t the end of the world, but it can change the look of your gown—Many brides lose or gain a few inches due to stress, changes in diet, or different exercise routines leading up to the big day. While this isn’t the end of the world, it can mean more alterations for your gown. More alteration equals more money spent, and depending on how drastic the alteration is, it might change the look of your gown. This is something every bride needs to know about wedding dress fittings.