Preparing For Fittings Whatever you will have on for foundation garments for the day of your wedding should be worn during fittings, including hose and shoes. Your undergarments can make a difference of up to 2 inches on hemline or waist, and also show if dress will be too revealing in any area or if different garments are needed.
When To Get Your Dress Altered At least six to eight weeks before the wedding for alterations and hems. Also be aware that the dress may need additional pressing or that the linings or petticoats may need to be cleaned after the fittings.
Wedding Dress Tips Whatever type of gown you choose, whatever your budget, make sure to pick a dress that makes you feel attractive and special. The most important tip is to wear something you love on your wedding day. Of course if you're planning a short engagement, you won't have six to nine months to wait for your dress to arrive. Let the shop owner know the date of your wedding, and she will show you the dresses that can be ordered to come in that short amount of time. You may have to pay a rush charge, but you're sure to agree that having the dress of your dreams is absolutely worth it.
Set Your Style Remember that your gown will play a large part in setting the style for your wedding. If you want a casual day, an informal wedding dress is the right look. Going for a more formal occasion? Make sure your attire is elegant and dressy to fit your desired mood.
Name Your Price Advise your salesperson of your price range before you look at dresses, and make sure she knows you can't go over your upper limit. By letting her know how much you can spend, she won't waste your time and hers choosing dresses you can't afford. Don't forget to plan for a few extras such as your veil, slip, bra, shoes and alterations. You may be able to purchase a lovely bridal gown in white from a more well-known designer. Make sure to get the wedding dress altered to help it fit you properly.