You found and purchased your dream dress. Okay, now what? Make sure you’re prepared for your very first wedding gown fitting with these simple tips.
Preparing for your first wedding gown fitting seems like an easy task when compared with the actual hunt for the perfect gown. Whether you’ve spent one day or one month shopping for the perfect gown, once you have the dress of your dreams, your other wedding planning tasks seem simple in comparison.
However, preparing for your first wedding gown fitting is just as important as finding and purchasing the gown itself. Having your dress sized and altered will determine how you look and feel on your big day, so it’s important to experience a successful first fitting.
Prepare for your first wedding gown fitting by doing the following:
Buying the proper shape wear and undergarments. Although your first wedding gown fitting is your first official alteration appointment, you have the option of requesting a try-on only beforehand. To try on your gown before your first fitting, you’ll still need to make an appointment. Use this appointment to ask the consultant to help you select the proper shape wear and undergarments. Ideally, these items should be picked out and brought with you to the actual first fitting.
Bringing your accessories. Just as you should pick out your shape wear before you attend your first fitting, you should also try to pick out your accessories, too. There’s no reason you can’t try on accessories during your fittings, but the first wedding gown fitting should be about altering the dress and getting an idea of what your entire ensemble will look like. Choosing accessories too late in the game or changing your mind during each fitting can potentially change the look of your ensemble, not to mention it can drive you (and the seamstress!) crazy.
Picking out your shoes. When preparing for your first wedding gown fitting, picking out your shoes should be your first priority. In fact, your seamstress might even request it beforehand. It’s essential to have the exact shoes you plan on wearing with the gown for the first fitting because the length of the dress will be altered according to your heel height.
Use these tips when preparing for your first wedding gown fitting, and your initial fitting appointment will go off without a hitch!