For many women, their wedding dress is one of the most crucial parts of their special day. Most women probably have a vision of what they dream of looking like on their wedding day, and Court House Cleaners is here to help you achieve that perfect look with wedding dress alterations in Cape May County.
You may have found the perfect dress, but what if it’s a half-inch too short? Or what if you lost a bit of weight leading up to the big day and the dress no longer fits quite right? Whatever alterations you may need, leave it to the experts at Court House Cleaners, who are certified in fashion construction and making sure your wedding dress fits you perfectly.
At this point in the wedding planning process, you have put so much work into selecting the perfect venue, menu and cake—why not put that same effort to making your gown fit perfectly with alterations in Cape May County? Here are some helpful answers to the questions you probably have on your mind.
How long does the fitting and alteration process take?
In order to properly fit your wedding dress, you should expect the process to take approximately one hour. It may take more than one fitting to make sure the gown properly fits your body. The first fitting will be to determine what needs to be done to ensure the perfect fit. This may include pinning and tucking the fabric. At the next fitting, the seamstress will have made the changes determined at the first appointment, so you will have a much better idea of how the gown will fit your form.
When should I get my dress altered?
In order to ensure that there is enough time to have the work done properly and with the necessary care, you should schedule your first alterations appointment about eight to 10 weeks before the date of the wedding. This way you are less likely to fluctuate in size and there is enough time to make your dress fit perfectly.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Typically, most wedding gowns will need some adjustment in the length and the bustle for a more flattering fit. To make sure your dress is the right length, you should bring the shoes you will be wearing in the ceremony to your fitting.
In addition, you might also want to bring anything you are planning to wear under your dress, such as a strapless bra. This way, the experts at Court House Cleaners can determine if it is better to add cups to your dress as well. Finally, you might even want to bring any jewelry or the veil you plan on wearing, just so you can start getting a feel for how you’ll look on your wedding day.
What can be done if I lose or gain weight?
If you lose weight before the big day, it is much easier to take the dress in until it fits your new figure. On the other hand, it is a bit more difficult to adjust the dress if you gain weight between the fitting and the wedding. The seamstress will try to open the seams and release some extra fabrics, but this can be incredibly challenging if there is not enough fabric.
At Court House Cleaners, we understand how important it is to look and feel your best on your wedding day. Visit us for wedding dress alterations in Cape May County to make your dream day all the better!