Meet with seamstress 2-3
months before the wedding, if possible. Be certain you
are able to listen to each other's ideas.
Your wedding gown should
not be altered by a family member or friend who 'sews
a lot'. Be certain the seamstress you choose has
experience working on wedding gowns.
Undergarments can be the
most difficult part of your fitting. It is not the day
to go au-naturel even if you are small-busted. If you
are unsure of the style necessary for you, meet with
your seamstress first or buy several that are
returnable. Built in cups may be suitable for some
small busted girls, but today's strapless dress usually
requires a bra. Remember, the bra is supposed to hold
up your breasts, not the dress. Petticoats and shoes
are a must for fittings. Again, large petticoats help
support your gown--they are not just to add fullness.
The time to lose weight
is NOT after you start your fittings. You should expect
to be charged an additional amount should your weight
fluctuate. Even a few pounds can make a difference on
the custom fit you are trying to achieve.
A quote for alterations
cannot be given without seeing the individual in the
gown. However, you should leave your first fitting with
a clear understanding of what services will cost you.
You should expect your seamstress
to be prepared for your appointments, the work be
completed as scheduled and your gown pressed and ready
to wear on the day you chose to pick it up.
wanted to say thank you for helping to remake my
It really means a lot to Michael and I that you are
Thank you, Kim
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