Avoiding a Wedding Dress Alteration Nightmare

Vera Wang DressYou did it, you found the perfect dress—a beautiful Vera Wang wedding gown, but now comes the part you have been dreading - alterations. No one gets excited when thinking about their perfect dress being torn and sewn because of the possibility something going wrong and the whole dress being completely ruined.  You hear stories all the time of brides who have had experiences where their alterations came out horribly and their perfect wedding gown was completely in shambles. Take a deep breath. Alterations are part of the process because almost no one is able to find a dress on the rack that fits them perfectly all over without needing at least some alterations. Here are some tips to make sure that you avoid an alteration nightmare.

Be Thinking of Alterations When You Buy

One of the biggest alterations mistakes you can make is overestimating the power the seamstress possesses.  We are talking about a tailor here, not a magician. When purchasing any garment you need to keep in mind two things: one, never buy anything more than one or two sizes bigger or smaller than your actual size (no matter how good a price it is being sold at or how much you love it, the seamstress is not a miracle worker) and two, remember that taking a garment in is always easier than letting one out.

Timing is Everything

When it comes to alterations, timing is extremely important. If you wait too long, the alterations may not be completed in time for you to walk down the aisle and if you start them too early you run the risk that your weight will change too much so that the dress will not fit properly come your wedding day. According to Wedding Web Corner the right time to start your alterations is three months before your scheduled “I do’s.”

Bring Everything with You—and That Means Everything

For each of your fittings you need every piece you will be wearing on the day of your wedding right down to your underwear. It sounds silly but what you are wearing under the dress can actually make a difference in how it fits in certain areas, so be sure that you have all of these pieces together by the time you are attending fittings.

Weight Watcher

It is not uncommon for a bride-to-be to diet before her impending nuptials, but you need to really have that all under control by the time your fittings start. If you continue to lose weight each time you arrive at a fitting, and your dress continuously needs more and more work done, you run the risk of causing the exact nightmare you are trying to avoid. Your continual weight loss could be the exact reason your dress will not be ready in time for your wedding day. So keep the weight loss in check.

Alterations do not have to be frightening so long as you are prepared for them. So fear not for your Vera Wang wedding gown because everything will work out just fine and your wedding will be just as beautiful as you imagined it.

Author Bio:

Sam Thompson is a wedding dress designer with more than 20 years of design experience. When Sam isn't creating dream dresses she enjoys blogging about different wedding dress tips as well as new wedding dress styles.

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