1) Be sure to bring the shoes that you plan to wear on your big day
Your shoes are a very important part of your wedding day wardrobe. By wearing them for your alterations appointment your seamstress can measure your hem to the perfect length.
2) Bring any undergarments you plan to wear on your big day
Undergarments can change the way a dress fits or falls on the body. If you plan to wear a specific undergarment, make sure you’re wearing it when your dress is being pinned.
3) Don’t hesitate to communicate
Communicating your wants and needs to your seamstress is essential. Yes, they are the expert, but they also need your feedback and input on how things feel and look. Be sure to have open communication. You won’t hurt their feelings, we promise! They want to make you feel like a princess! Help them know what will create that feeling for YOU.
4) Bring pictures
Did you have a specific type of bustle in mind that you want designed? Or maybe you want to add straps or adjust a neckline? Pictures are a great tool to use when communicating your vision for your dress.
5) Bring any accessories that you want added to your dress
Sometimes our brides like to personalize their dresses with a special family heirloom or have a piece of clothing from a loved one sewn into the inside of the dress. We are always happy to accommodate special requests to make your big day even more special or meaningful. Bringing the item to your first appointment can help the seamstress know how to best fulfill your request before any changes are made to your dress.
6) Bring a friend
Making decisions on the perfect fit or accent can sometimes be easier when you have someone else to bounce ideas off of. Of course, our staff are more than happy to give any advice or feedback, but also having a friend, relative, or even your wedding planner attend your appointment can be helpful.