We love all the great enthusiasm our brides bring to their wedding planning. We’ve learned over the years that one of the most exciting aspects of a bride’s wedding is their wedding dress. One of the most important features you’ll want when purchasing your wedding dress is a wedding dress alteration checklist. We’ve got you covered with a handy wedding dress to-do list. What are your dress alteration needs, what should you bring to your fitting, who should you bring are at the top of the list. And last but not least, to sell or not to sell. How to make the most of your wedding dress post beautiful fairytale wedding celebration.
Dance your wedding night away
You’ll want to consider first and foremost how much movement you’ll need on your special day. You may have a simple, beautiful ceremony set up, which requires minimal movement. However, depending on what wedding pictures you may be taking afterwards the tightness of your dress is a definite consideration. For example, walking toes in the sand on the beach, climbing upstairs for that prized staircase photo are all things to discuss with your seamstress.
Starting with a dress that is a bit oversized is ideal. Your seamstress can take in those last-minute weight loss and body changes since you purchased your dress. Next, ensure that your dress fitter has you make some different movements in your dress as she makes alterations to the look and feel of it. Too loose is not so flattering and paint on tight while perhaps flattering, can make for a long and uncomfortable day. If you are staying in your wedding dress throughout the ceremony, pictures and evening reception, you’ll want to feel as fantastic physically as you do emotionally. For further information, we recommend seamstress Toronto’s alteration services.
- Your phone is your best friend at your dress fitting. Notes are perfect for adding in any future alteration dates, collection dates or even special tips your alteration expert can provide.
- Make-up remover or better yet keep your face fresh and clean upon arrival to protect your lovely dress from potential make up stains.
- It’s a great idea to have your day of underwear chosen (nude is ideal), so you can ensure any flaws are taken care of before your big day.
- And what about the bling! It’s essential to bring any accessories along with you, including your wedding shoes. If you haven’t purchased your wedding shoes yet, no problem, a shoe that has a similar heel to what you want to wear will do nicely.
A mom is a bride’s best friend
One of the best things about a dress alteration is those special peeps you can bring along with you to assist. They will be essential in helping you get your wedding look just right. We recommend bringing along a favourite bridesmaid, mom or even mother in law. Keep it small and cozy as to not get opinion overloaded. It’s also a good time to work out what help you may need wedding day-wise. Consider who will assist with dress trains, veil adjustments and even those much-needed bathroom breaks during the day and evening festivities.
To sell or not to sell
So your home from your weddingmoon or honeymoon and what to now do with that gorgeous dress of yours. There are two things to consider post-wedding when it comes to that lovely dress you lavished throughout your dream wedding day. Will you have it dry cleaned and preserved or dry cleaned, repaired and ready for sale. We recommend choosing a reputable seamstress to repair your dress for sale and or for your dress preservation. Have a look at Seamstress Toronto’s Dress preservation list to see what services will suit you best for whichever post-wedding plans you have in mind.
We hope you enjoyed our wedding day dress alteration suggestions. Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, and having that custom-fit dress will not only ease your wedding stress but ensure you are well prepared to enjoy the wedding or destination wedding of your dreams!
Destination Wedding Expert