Do you know exactly what you want for a wedding gown or are you just doing what other brides are doing and head straight to a bridal studio? No matter which one you chose, this article will show you where to begin, walk you along the journey by telling you what to expect and what not to do and protect you from unforeseen charges by telling you what questions to ask.
1. Many brides-to-be waited too long to have their wedding gowns made or altered. If you are planning to have made-to-measure gowns, be prepared to wait 40-60 days inclusive of alterations to get your final dress. Note that your dressmaker will charge you extra if you want them to rush for you. For alterations, get it done early so you will get your gown on time, and may even add or change certain thing you are unhappy about once you look at it for a while.
2. Maintain your body weight during the fitting session to your wedding day. Yes, it's a good idea to tone up and loss some weight but do not do anything too drastic (ever heard of crash diet that caused people to balloon up heavier than before?) or you will have to alter that dress again.
3. Try on dresses of different types. The types are: A-line, Ballgown, Empire, Column and Mermaid. Each will work for different body shape. Even if you are in love with a certain design doesn't mean that you'll look good in it. Try on all types before you settle for the one gown. The result could be totally different than what you have in mind.
4. Don't leave anything to chance. Get your matching shoes, accessories and underwear early and wear them on your fitting day so you get the exact look on your Big Day. Your bridal studio or dressmaker can then make the necessary alteration to your gown the way it was meant to be.
5. For photography purpose, you may want to have gowns which are different from one another in terms of design and color. Otherwise, it may not be immediately identifiable that you have four dresses during your photoshoot since they are all white.
6. Its a good idea to ask about the date you can collect your gown, whether your wedding gown vendor will be accountable if they make a mistake and whether you are going to be charged for alterations.
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