Wedding Dress Fitting 101

For most women, wearing a wedding dress is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Therefore, extra thought must be given to the process of bridal gown shopping and fitting to make sure that your dress looks like it’s especially made for you and you alone.

Part of shopping for wedding gowns is the process of fitting and altering. This step is extremely necessary in making sure that the dress flatters and fits you perfectly. Here are five important tips to help you go through the dress fitting process.

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1.       Be aware of the alteration policy

Bridal salons in Singapore have alteration policies that brides need to follow, so be sure to take this into account when scheduling your fitting sessions. If possible, follow your tailor’s recommendations to avoid conflict with their policies. The final fitting must be scheduled anywhere from two to three weeks prior your wedding.

2.       Purchase your own accessories

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Wedding gowns come with complementing accessories, such as the jewelries, bags, and veils. Decide what jewelries and headpiece to wear and make sure you already have it before the final fitting. That way, you can wear it with your wedding dress on your last fitting schedule and assess your complete bridal look whether it’s perfect or it needs styling changes.

3.       Find a complementing pair of shoes

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Along with the accessories, wear your bridal shoes on your last fitting. If you opt wearing a shoes in a different color, apart from the traditional white or silver, make sure to wear it on the first fitting. Assess how the shoes complement the color and style of your gown, and let a chosen few see it. If you don’t have the shoes, it will be hard for your seamstress to find the right length of your dress and proceed with the alterations.

4.       Look for appropriate undergarments

Your undergarments will greatly affect the look of your wedding dress and your overall bridal look. Some Singapore bridal boutiques sell different types of bras and corsets for different styles of dress. Some wedding gowns require a full corset while others only need strapless bras. If you’re confused, ask your tailor about the appropriate undergarments for the type of material and cut of your gown.

5.       Check the fine details

Voice out any questions you have in mind, and make sure to skim the dress for flaws every after alteration. Inform the tailor if there are missing beads or if the embroideries seem odd. The dress should drape on you smoothly and fits you perfectly, while allowing you to move comfortably.

6.       Bring an honest and stylish friend

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Whether it’s your maid-of-honor, mom, friend, or sister-in-law, make sure to bring someone with your during fitting sessions to help you assess your look. Also, ask the tailor to teach your friend how to bustle your wedding dress. While the tailor is reciting and executing the steps, ask you friend to video record it so she can review it at home.

Schedule the Pick-Up

On the final fitting, schedule a time and date to pick-up the gown, and request to have the dress laundered, pressed, and hung in a water-resistant garment bag. Many Singapore bridal boutiques will require you to sign papers before leaving the store.

The bridal dress fitting process can be stressful for some brides. But with the right knowledge about the process, it will help you get the outcome you need and the flawless finish you want to achieve.

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