Bridal Gown Fitting
Now that you’ve finally found your bridal gown, you’ll spend the next several months having it customized to fit. Through alterations, your bridal gown will soon be a one of a kind. Follow this timetable to make sure the process runs smoothly.
6 to 9 months
Choose a dress based on the formality of your wedding, the season, and the time of day your wedding will take place.
Order your dress at least six months before the wedding
Be prepared to make a down payment of 50 percent.
Ask about specials policies, extra alterations fees, cancellation rules, free services, and the date your balance is due.Ask about the fittings policy: how many to expect, what to bring, and how long each will last.
3 to 6 months
Attend your first fitting.Bring an appropriate bra and heels similar to the ones you’ll wear on your wedding day, and style your hair similarity to the way you’ll be wearing it. Alert the fitter to any discomfort or concerns so she can make alterations.
Order your headpiece.Next order your wedding shoes.
Attend a second fitting, for which final alterations will usually be made. Bring your bridal shoes so that the hem can be altered.
Attend a final fitting. Your mother or maid of honor should be present to learn how to bustle your dress and secure your headpiece.
Pick up your dress as close to the wedding day as possible to ensure freshness and to prevent it from wrinkling.Once home, suspend your dress from a rod (do not lean it up against the wall or doors) while it’s still in its bag.Unzip the bag slightly to avoid mustiness.On your wedding day, remove your dress from its bag and lay it on a clean bed sheet or plastic until you’re ready to put your bridal gown on. Take your veil if you have one, hang it from a rod or hook where it won’t get crushed.