You have finally purchased your dress and now it’s time to have your gown fitted and altered. Wedding gowns consist of elegant fabrics and intricate designs, which makes them extremely beautiful, yet difficult to alter. Be sure your gown is cared for by an experienced seamstress who specializes in the intricacies of wedding gowns and formal evening wear.
Scheduling your first fitting will depend on a few factors. If your dress is made to order versus off the rack, or if your weight fluctuates you may need more fittings. Your gown may also need additional pressing and spot cleaning for the linings or petticoats after each fitting.
Remember to wear the shoes and undergarment that you plan to wear on your wedding day to every fitting so your measurements are accurate.
First fitting schedule 7 – 8 weeks out:
Second fitting schedule 5 – 7 weeks out:
Third fitting schedule 4 – 5 weeks out:
Final fitting: (Schedule as close to your wedding day as possible.)
Some wedding gown specialists are able to provide additional services including minor alterations, pressing and spot cleaning onsite at your home or wedding venue to ensure your gown looks perfect as close to your special moment as possible. In addition, On-site bridal party preparation may be available as well.