A Guide To Alterations
Part of our contribution in the wedding business is understanding ALL of the elements of catering to and dressing the bride, her bridesmaids, the groom and his fellas; we listen and look for details about the theme, location, and party. We want everyone to look the part and have their wardrobe fit well - not just to theme, but actually fit well. Our clients don't simply grab items off a rack or pick them out of a selection and then wander into a wedding setting. We always hope to be helpful in the thought-process, most especially when it comes to how what you've chosen to wear fits you. Alterations are a big part of that.
Once the gown has been selected, alterations are almost always a part of getting the bride from the "Yes to the Dress" moment to the perfect fit. At BT, we've curated not only our best practices, but our trusted resources for brides and we're more than happy to share.
So here goes with some facts that are tried and true in our experience and are always worth reviewing, even for you brides who've done your homework:
Put all of this into your pocket and then call an alterations expert who knows what to do.
Here is our curated reference list:
Sew Fitting - 828-292-9123 for North Wilkesboro
Diana Albertson - 336-905-9214 - Purlear
Debra Brown -336-984-9573 - Mountain View
Elizabeth Guthrie - 336-973-3209 Wilkesboro
Dixie Jarman - 336-877-6878 Blowing Rock
We vetted each of these seamstresses and they all come with references about their workmanship and dependability. That said, BT does not assume responsibility, nor reliability for the work completed or the prices charged by these individuals.
Some bottom line advice, buy the dress that you really love and understand that there will probably be some alterations involved. When there are, arm yourself with tips and choose the right seamstress or tailor.
2/7/2021 11:50:12 pm
You made a good point when you shared that it is important to have a minimum of 2 fittings when you are altering your wedding dress. My sister just mentioned the other day that her future mother-in-law requested her to wear their traditional wedding dress on her big day which will take place in a few months as it has been a tradition for the family. I will suggest to her bringing the gown for alterations to a reliable tailor.
5/20/2021 06:10:49 pm
It's good to know that you should wear your shoes to an alterations appointment. My sister is needing to get her dressed altered and wanted to know some tips. I'll make sure to pass these tips along to her once she finds an alterations service that can help her.
12/10/2021 05:33:58 pm
It helped when you mentioned that it is important to have alterations for the attire to get the right fit. My cousin mentioned to me last night that he and his fiance are planning their desired wedding attire and asked if I have any idea what is the best addition to their options. Thanks to this informative article and I'll be sure to tell them that it will be much better if they consult a trusted clothing alteration and tailoring service as they are offering custom bridal gowns especially made by designers.
Thanks for pointing out that it would be best to wear the same undergarments and shoes that we would wear with the same dress when getting measured to ensure that it will fit well on us. I will follow your advice now that I am looking for sewing services for my wedding dress as soon as possible. It's because the one that I will wear is from my mom, so I need some changes to it to make it look more modern and to fit me well.
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