April 20th, 2011
Welcome to our seamstress station. Here Siobhan will let you know what is expected of your bridal alterations.
“Choosing your dream dress is like meeting a person for the first time. It’s exciting and sometimes a bit overwhelming. The fitting process is more like getting to know someone and finding out how you fit together.” -Siobhan
The Fitting Process
You’ve chosen the perfect gown, the wedding is only a couple of months away and it’s time to start your fittings. The White Gown schedules you for three fittings so that you are guaranteed to look your best on the big day. At the first fitting, you must bring the shoes that you’ll be wearing for the wedding. This allows the seamstress to pin an accurate hem length which can be checked at the second fitting and perfected by the third.
Many gowns have 3-6 layers of skirts and it’s a big job to get each one just right. During this fitting the seamstress will also be pinning the gown so that it can be tweaked to fit your contours. Most brides feel like they need a strapless bra or some kind of foundation for support. You can bring this to your fitting if you like, but our seamstress’ feel that these garments tend to interfere with the gowns. All of our gowns have boning built into them which combined with the fitting the seamstress does will provide ample support for your body. If you want some additional lift or padding, cups can be sewn into the gown.
By the second fitting, most of the work has been done, and you will see how the dress will fit in the end. This is the seamstress’ opportunity to see if the original pinning was accurate and if there are any further adjustments needed. The skirt is hemmed so you will be able to comfortably walk and put the bustle up. The final fitting is scheduled within the two weeks before your wedding date. Once you’ve tried it on for the last time and everything is approved, we steam out the gown and pack it up for you to take home.
If you have any questions please feel free to post them on our blog.