Wedding Dress Alterations and Fittings: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Your wedding dress is the most important garment you’ll probably ever wear. It’s important it fits you perfectly. At Princess Bridals, we understand that alterations can feel a bit overwhelming. So, we want to break it down for you so it’s easier to understand the process making it as stress-free as possible.

Tailoring Your Dream: The Princess Bridals Alterations Experience

Your journey to a perfect fitting gown starts the moment you say “yes” to the dress. From your initial consultation to the final fitting, you need to feel your bridal salon is with you every step of the way. You have enough stress and hope to do this just once. Here’s what you should expect:

  1. Timing is Everything: We recommend starting your alterations journey about two to three months before your big day. This gives your expert seamstresses ample time to work their magic without any last-minute rush.
  2. Multiple Fittings, Perfect Fit: Most wedding seamstresses schedule three fittings:
    • First Fitting: Where they assess what needs to be adjusted to make the dress truly yours.
    • Second Fitting: Fine tuning those adjustments, ensuring every detail is just right.
    • Final Fitting: This is the moment of truth! The final fitting is always magical as you see it’s absolute perfect for your walk down the aisle.

Your Fitting Checklist:

To make the most of your fittings, here are some things to remember to bring:

  • Your Wedding Shoes: The height of your heels will determine the length of your dress, so bring the pair you’ll be wearing (or a similar style) to every fitting.
  • The Right Undergarments: Your bra, slip, or shapewear will impact how your dress fits. Wear the same undergarments you plan to wear on your wedding day.
  • Accessories: If you have a veil, jewelry, or belt, bring them along to see how they complement your gown.
  • A Trusted Friend or Family Member: Having someone special by your side can be invaluable for honest opinions and moral support.

Our Top Tips for a Flawless Fit

  • Trust Your Seamstress Expertise: Your seamstresses is an artist who specialize in the intricate details of wedding dress alterations. You want to feel you’re in expert hands.
  • Plan Your Budget: Alterations can vary in cost depending on complexity. You’ll want to know upfront what those fees would look like so you can plan without surprises.
  • Keep Your Weight Steady: Try to maintain a consistent weight between fittings and up to your wedding day to avoid unexpected adjustments or disappointment how the dress fits.
  • Schedule Your Final Fitting: Aim for your last fitting one to two weeks before your wedding to ensure a flawless final look.

At Princess Bridals, we understand that your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and your dress should reflect your unique style and personality. By following these simple steps and trusting your expert seamstress, you can alleviate any stress associated with alterations.

Discover Long Island Wedding Dresses At Princess Bridals

At Princess Bridals, we specialize in offering an exceptional selection of wedding dresses on Long Island, tailored to meet the desires of every bride. With over 50 years of bridal expertise, our seasoned stylists will guide you through our extensive specially curated collection of top designer bridal gowns, including our exclusive private collection, you won't find anywhere else. We feature one of the largest collections of plus-size, curvy couture wedding dresses, ranging from sizes 18 to 32. Committed to providing a personalized, princess experience, we ensure every Long Island bride feels special and celebrated. Schedule your appointment today at Princess Bridals to discover your dream Long Island wedding dress and enjoy a fairy tale shopping experience. Schedule Your Appointment Today!