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Getting Ready for your Wedding Dress Alteration


A wedding dress is arguably one of the most important element of any woman's big day. Whatever may or may not be going right or wrong on her wedding day, when she walks down the aisle, the bride should dazzle. Anyone who has been through the process of organizing this will tell you that it's not always as simple as picking a dress out. Mina Shafiei explains how to ensure that your wedding dress fits perfectly and stays blemish-free.

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Getting Ready For Your Wedding Dress Alteration

As daunting as it may seem, finding the perfect wedding dress can actually be the opposite; it can be both fun and exciting. Choosing the right size, the right style, the perfect color and design for the dress you are wearing for that once in a life time magical day should however, go as smoothly as possible. But what happens when after purchasing what you thought was the perfect gown, you just realized it still needs slight to complex alterations for it to fit your body type? Fret not, there is always your friendly Los Angeles and Beverly Hills tailors to help you. To make the process go smoother, there are some things that you can also do to get your dress ready for alterations.

First, expect the unexpected. Even if you thought the wedding dress you ordered was more than perfect, it might still need a few alterations. If you order your gown online or from a store, be sure to verify the delivery date. Don't always assume that it will come just in time. Ask and confirm the date of delivery from the bridal shop you bought it from. Get an estimate if the shop cannot determine the exact date your dress will arrive.

Upon your dress's arrival, examine it for defects inside and outside. You might want to check on any flaws on the dress. Check all embroidery and beadings, even the lining of the gown. If you see some minor alterations, you can do it yourself or ask a professional Los Angeles or Beverly Hills tailor to do the job for you. Let them take care of it while you keep yourself busy on other things for your wedding.

After examining your dress, hang it freely and uncover it on a wooden hanger. Make sure not to use the shoulder straps of the dress when hanging it, use the loops inside the seams instead. Be sure that the place where you are keeping it ready for dress alteration is safe and no one can accidentally touch it or damage it. Hanging your wedding dress will allow wrinkles to fall out of the dress and lets the dress extend to its natural volume and length. This will make measuring and alterations easier.

Make an appointment with your Los Angeles or Beverly Hills tailor as early as possible. Dress alteration might take days or a week so you have to plan carefully. When it is time for your favorite Los Angeles or Beverly Hills tailor to do their part in altering the dress, provide as much information as you can. You will need to spend some of your precious time with them to ensure that all details have been tackled.

During the dress alteration day, consider it wise to bring your shoes and undergarments with you. Believe it or not, your dress might fit differently with those on. Your tailor might ask you to wear the dress to locate some areas where there is a problem. Walk in your wedding gown to make sure that the length is perfect. When everything else is noted, ask when you can get your wedding dress back and pick your dress up at the exact date you were told to.

Mina Shafiei is the Los Angeles Tailor to the stars! Her clients include Cher, Barbra Streisand, Sharon Osbourne, Paula Abdul, Britney Spears, and more! Visit Mina Design And Tailoring for more information!

Date Posted: 2009-03-03
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