A wedding is a very special occasion. It does not matter if your wedding will have five guests in a court house affair or five hundred at a resort, the bride in her dress will be the center of location. Imagine being surrounded by friends and family, gazing into the eyes of the love of your life, and feeling like your dress does not fit right. For some people, it could really detract from the entire experience all together. Nobody wants to say “I do,” worried that their dress is going to slide off their body. Nor do they want to deliver their vows in a gown that is entirely too constricting. For this reason, brides should not wear their dress “off the rack”; instead they should seek proper wedding dress alterations.
Brides to-be are advised to never choose a tailor based on price. Instead, find a tailor or dry-cleaner you can trust to complete the alterations. Of course, not all gowns are created equal. Ask the person you want to do the alterations about their experience working with the specific material, shape, and structure of your gown. Check customer reviewers before committing. Some changes to a dress cannot be reversed.
A great tailor cannot provide wedding dress alteration quotations over the phone, at least not without having seen the gown. Be skeptical of flat-rate and quick to jump tailors. With that being said, do not over spend either. The wedding industry has some people convinced that every step of the wedding planning process should be expensive. Search for a fair price. Many dresses come fitting “almost perfect” with small alterations needed, perhaps in the sleeve, the hemline, or the bust. These basic alterations do not need to be expensive. Even a local dry-cleaner can handle these. In the same breath, do not rule out a local dry cleaner as an option for more detailed alterations. People just have to ask about experience. Some local dry cleaners can do the same alterations as wedding dress stores or professional clothing designers, often at lower prices.
You will need to make an appointment with a tailor to get your wedding dress alterations done in a timely manner. Although many dry cleaners can do same day alterations, a wedding gown is often more complicated than that, depending on the alterations that are needed. For example, perhaps a simple stich can fix a small problem with fit. In other cases, beadwork or lace may need to be re positioned altogether. Leave enough time for second and third alterations, and do not complete the work too far from the wedding date. Often brides try to ask tailors to make dresses smaller, hoping to change the shape of their body before the wedding. That does not always happen as hoped, and then the dress could be too tight on the big day. Avoid this by planning ahead.
If you need alterations, or wedding dress alterations, do not rule out your trusty dry-cleaner. Alan Dry Cleaners offers wedding dress alterations in Miami Gardens. We also offer cleanings and preservation of wedding gowns, making us a one-stop-shop for your wedding gown needs.