When you go to pick your wedding dress, it will be an enjoyable experience for you, but it can be a little daunting if you are not prepared for the process. In most cases, the dress will need some type of alterations.

Choosing The Dress

It all begins with choosing the dress, which will probably mean trying several of them on. These will be taken from the rack and not likely to be your exact size, which is no problem because alterations can be made for the perfect fit.

The Dress Fitting

Once you have tried the dress on and it’s the one for you, then you will need to have a dress fitting. This is where the seamstress will take exact measurements and will fit the dress properly while the bride is wearing the dress. This is not something that happens just once, but on average, it can take up to three fittings to get the dress exactly right.

The Cost

Depending on where you buy the dress, you will most likely have to pay for the alterations. Although some brides can just order the dress in their size and it may not need any alterations at all. In most cases, though the bride wants a perfect fit and that is not easy to get just by going with the size. You will want to know what the costs of the alterations are going to be so you can fit this into your budget.

Common Alternations

Some alterations are quite common, which includes:

Hemming the dress: With every bride being a different height in most cases, the dresses will need hemming.

Additional details: Some brides like to add extras to the dress. Such as extra lace or beading. This is usually possible, but the seamstress has to confirm that this can be done.