You’ve chosen the dream wedding dress — Now it is time to make this fancy gown piece fit into your one of a kind body type! Here are five things that you should bring with you to your wedding dress fitting.
- The Dress: This one should go without saying, but you will need to bring your wedding gown to the fitting. When you choose ‘the dress,’ the dress will be ordered by the bridal salon from the designer and made to your specific measurements. A wedding dress can take up to nine months to arrive from the designer to the wedding dress shop. Make sure that you schedule your first fitting once your dress arrives. Some dress shops require that you use their preferred seamstress, while others allow you choose which wedding alterations person you’d like to use.
- Undergarments: Bring whatever undergarments, including your bra, underwear, Spanx, or panty hose that you will be wearing on the wedding day. Wearing a stick-on bra? Bring that. Using double sided clothing tape? Bring that too! Your seamstress may find that it may be better for you to have cups sewn into your dress instead of wearing a bra.
- Shoes: The shoes you wear on the wedding day will impact where the bottom of your dress falls on the ground. Make sure to bring your shoes with you, as shoes directly impact the length of your dress from waist to toe. (Keep in mind – if you are wearing heels for the ceremony, and flip flops or flats at the reception, your dress may drag on the dance floor because it was altered for the heeled shoes you are wearing at the ceremony, not the flats you are wearing at the reception.)
- Another person (& their cell phone camera): At your final fitting, bring someone with you so that person can learn how to do the bustle. Have someone video how to do it step by step. Take a before and after bustle photo so whoever is doing the bustle has a point of reference on the wedding day. They will thank you for this handy tool!