When searching for the best bridal alterations specialist to care for your wedding gown, there are a few things to remember that will help you feel more at ease about how your wedding gown will fit when the special day is near! For soon to be brides, this process can be confusing and worrisome as wedding dresses can be very expensive, and there is so much pressure in looking great on your wedding day! 

You may or may not know that you do in fact need to try on your wedding dress multiple times before the big day. Additionally, you will find that there are several different types of alterations to be done closer to the wedding compared to just starting out. The following list of tips and reminders will inform you on what to expect during your wedding gown alteration process and hopefully be able to calm your nerves before your wedding day.

1. Decide which undergarments you will wear on your wedding day.
Yes, this might seem like overkill but this is actually one of the most important things you can do when starting your alteration process. Choosing the specific bra, underwear, spanks, or whatever you will be wearing under your gown that day is critical in having your alterations done right. Alterations Specialists is here to help.

When you go in for your first alteration, the measurements done will reflect the exact size of your padded or unpadded bra and spanks. Should you decide to change your undergarments halfway through this process you will find the alterations will either become too big or too small therefore rendering them useless.

2. Choose your shoes.
Make sure to choose the shoes that you will be wearing with your gown before your first alteration. If this is not possible for you then at the very least you will need to stick to a specific height for your heel. Shoemakers will not always give you the actual height of the heel, they might give you the height of the inside of the heel which will likely be much shorter than what a wedding gown specialist would measure it at. 

For example, a shoe company might have their measurements online that are deducted from the inside of the bottom of the heel to the tallest part of the "bottom" of the shoe. However, your alterations expert will in actuality measure your shoe from the outside of the heel. This could potentially double the heel size and create an issue for the length of your dress if not measured properly. 

3. Plan for alterations to begin six to eight weeks before your wedding day.
This is a critical part of your alterations journey. Often times a bride to be will decide to go on a rigorous workout program leading up to the big day, however, this is going to pose an issue for your gown alterations as measurements will be taken throughout the course of six to eight weeks leading up to the day. The reason for this is because there will be other soon to be brides getting their dresses altered for around the same wedding day as yours, and you need to be flexible in allowing your alterations specialist sufficient time to do this for you properly. 

This might mean that your rigorous diet and workout plan should be timed to complete before your alterations begin. If you have a goal of losing fifty pounds in the next 6 months, then by all means do so! But when you hit that six to eight week mark you will need to maintain the weight you are at in order for your dress to fit you perfectly on your wedding day!