From wherever you purchase your wedding gown, Laura Searle Clothing Alterations would love the opportunity to work on your gown, taking every step to ensure that your wedding gown is perfect for your dream day.
To make sure your wedding gown doesn’t slip and has everything in the right spots you should see a dressmaker. You want to have your alterations done with someone that you feel comfortable with and confident that they will produce what you are after. Whatever the wedding dress alteration is, from taking it in, or a hem to be that needs shortening, the gown should look like it hasn’t been touched.
A good dressmaker looks from the top to the bottom of the gown checking that everything is in the right spot. Most gowns come without a bustle? (When the train is lifted up with button and loops so you can dance and walk around at your reception) so when you are at the dressmaker getting your bustle done they can check the rest of gown.
I usually start alteration 8-12 weeks out from your wedding with 3 fittings but if your gown arrives closer to your wedding don’t worry.
Discuss what you are after and how it will be achieved. Start pinning.
The gown should be stitched/tacked and check what was discussed at the 1st fitting. Make sure everything is in the right spots.
Usually the week of the wedding. The gown should be all finished off and pressed. Check that everything is perfect for the gown. Show your girls how to get you dressed and where the bustles are.
There are always exceptions if your gown arrives closer to your wedding, or you need to fly out, we can always work something out.
Altering a wedding dress is different from taking a pair of jeans up. You need someone with knowledge and skill to make your gown sit and look amazing.