Diamond Bridal Gallery Alterations
- April 17, 2020
-- You may know the classic rule when it comes to wedding dress shopping
: shop early, earlier than you may think you need, and ideally order your wedding dress at least nine months ahead of the wedding day.
But for almost all brides, dress shopping doesn't end there. You need to know when to start bridal gown alterations to make sure your dress fits well and is ready on time. Follow these easy steps to know exactly when to start those all important bridal alterations
- Give yourself 5-6 weeks during off season, or 7-8 weeks during wedding season. While five to six weeks is a reasonable time frame as a general rule when to start bridal gown alterations, when you're getting married matters. At the height of wedding season (normally late Spring through early Fall, with spikes in June and September) you need to budget even more time as you'll competing with others for appointments. It never hurts to have a little extra time.
- Know when bridal shops are busy. We already mentioned general wedding season, but first checking in with the bridal shop where you'd like the alterations done is a good idea. Most shops will tell you that, in addition to the generalizations around wedding season, the busiest months for bridal gown alterations are March through June and August through October.
- Be clear and don't be afraid to ask questions. When you select your dress, you should have in mind what bridal gown alterations you'd like to have done. While a seamstress or consultant can help with sizing, if you plan on larger alterations, such as adding sleeves or changing the design of the dress, budget more time and ask how long they expect such alterations to take.
- Make it stress free as possible. Knowing when to start bridal gown alterations can alleviate stress and ensure the best fit possible. Always reach out and don't feel you have to settle for anything. And if an emergency does arise, know that many boutiques offer some last minute, small fixes.