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5 Things to Do after you buy your Wedding gown

So, you’ve finally found the dress of your dreams! Good job!

With one of the biggest decisions made, you may be relieved that you’re done with the most important part of wedding shopping. But, before you sit back and relax, you have a few more tasks to actually complete your wedding dress shopping. Let us look at what they are.

Get your wedding dress altered

It is highly unlikely that the dress you buy will fit you correctly. Alterations are key to obtaining a perfect fit. Check whether the store where you purchased the gown offers fitting services. Else, find a professional seamstress who knows her way around wedding dresses, to do the job. Plan your fitting schedules so that your wedding dress is ready well ahead of the date of the wedding.

Buy your wedding shoes

Now that you’ve chosen your wedding dress, it is time to accessorize. Your first stop should be the shoe shop as it is a good idea to wear your wedding shoes to your first dress fitting session and get the skirt hemmed to the correct length. You will also have to break your wedding shoes in, so they do not pinch or hurt your feet on your wedding day. The earlier you buy your shoes, the sooner you can accomplish this.

Choose your wedding jewelry

Once you buy your wedding dress, you should plan what you want to wear with it, to complete your wedding look. For a gown that has plenty of details and embellishments, go with simple jewelry. If you have chosen a simple wedding dress, you can opt for bold and big jewelry pieces. Buy them sooner than later, so you can see how they go with your wedding dress. You will also have time to change them if they do not go together. If you will be using a family heirloom, get it out, have it polished and ready for the day.

Get your accessories right

Apart from jewelry, you’ll also have to get all the other required accessories. Depending on the look you have planned, go shopping for your tiara, veil, headpiece, clutch or any other accessories you may require to complete your wedding look. Be flexible with your ideas on accessorizing and don’t wait till the last minute to go shopping. Every accessory you choose should work well with your dress, and not against it.

Buy the right innerwear

Invest in good innerwear to make sure you look and feel comfortable on your wedding day. If you want to hide any bulges, choose shapewear that will do the job. If your gown is strapless, make sure you find a well-fitted bra. If you don’t want your dress to cling to you, buy a petticoat that does the job. Buy your wedding day innerwear early, and wear them to your wedding dress alteration sessions. This will allow your tailor to alter it to your exact measurements, so you look perfect on your wedding day

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3 Tips to help you with you wedding dress alterations

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Every bride has a unique body shape. So, buying your wedding gown is just the beginning, as any gown you buy off-the-rack will require a few tweaks, to make it look as though it was made just for you. Once you buy your gown, you have to go through the difficult task of altering the dress, so it fits you perfectly.

As your wedding dress is a complicated and fitted garment, you will often need more than just one alteration session to get it right. So, it is essential to buy your gown sooner than later, and fix your appointments early, so your gown is ready in time for your wedding. Here are some tips to help you make the task easier.

Buy a dress in the optimal size

Wedding dresses come in a range of sizes, and you should buy one that fits you closely. This will help you attain your perfect fit with minimum changes. Every change you make will cost money. So, find one that fits you best and you will have to spend less.

To do so, first refer to the measurement charts of the collection, and choose the size that matches your measurements. Also compare with dresses in sizes just bigger and smaller, so you can see which of these suit your height, bust, hip and waist measurements best.

Even if you plan to lose weight before your wedding, don’t make the mistake of ordering a gown that is smaller than your current size. Taking in a gown is easier than adding inches to it. Don’t risk struggling with a too-tight bodice, should you be unable to shed those extra pounds on time.

Pay attention to the parts you want to retain

When a dress is altered, parts of it may have to be taken off. Say, the reason you love your chosen dress is for the contrast of its dainty wide scalloped hemline with the plain skirt, but the dress is too long for you. After the alteration, if the hemline is moved up and the motifs flow from your knees instead of at your calves, you lose the feature you loved the most. So, choose a gown that is measured for your frame, to ensure that the dress will finally look like you intended it to.

Take all your accessories along and request custom changes 

If you want the gown sized right, make sure you attend your alteration sessions in shoes with the same heel height and similar inner wear to what you will be wearing on your wedding day. Buy your wedding shoes before your first fitting, so you can wear it when you try your wedding dress.

If you feel the strapless design you chose is too difficult to handle, and you feel like you’ll be tugging at it all day, you can ask your seamstress to add straps or detachable sleeves. However, do this only if you feel uncomfortable even after the bust fitting is done.

Similarly, you can take off layers from a skirt that feels too bulky or have the neckline or back dipped further, if you choose to. A good seamstress can help you customize your dress to look just like you want it to.

Whether you want to buy the right wedding gown, or need a good alteration service, visit Best for Bride for the right solution.