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  • Writer's pictureAllenia Marcelle

What to Expect at Your Dress Fitting

Updated: Feb 10

A dress fitting is an important milestone in the wedding planning process. It's a chance to see your dream dress come to life and ensure that it fits perfectly.


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But what should you expect at your dress fitting? Here are a few tips to help you prepare:


1. Choose the right undergarments.


The undergarments you wear to your dress fitting can make a big difference in how the dress looks and fits. Wear seamless underwear and a strapless bra (if your dress is strapless). You may also want to wear shapewear to help smooth out your figure.


2. Arrive early.


It's important to arrive at your dress fitting early so that you have plenty of time to try on the dress and make any necessary adjustments. Most fittings take about an hour, but it's always better to be safe than sorry.


3. Be prepared to move around.


The seamstress will need to see you walk, sit, and dance in the dress to make sure that it's comfortable and functional. Be prepared to move around and don't be afraid to speak up if anything feels uncomfortable.


4. Ask questions.


If you have any questions about the dress or the fitting process, don't hesitate to ask the seamstress. They are there to help you and want to make sure that you're happy with your dress.


5. Be patient.



Alterations can take time, so it's important to be patient. Most dresses need at least two fittings to get the perfect fit. Be sure to factor this into your wedding planning timeline.


Additional tips:


6. Interview your seamstress. Before you book a seamstress, ask them about their experience, their prices, and their availability. You should also make sure that they are comfortable working with your type of dress.



7. Get a written estimate. Before the seamstress starts working on your dress, get a written estimate of the cost of the alterations. This will help you avoid any surprises down the road.



8. Bring a friend or family member. Having someone with you for support can be helpful during your dress fitting. They can help you with the undergarments and offer their opinion on how the dress looks.



By following these tips, you can ensure that your dress fitting is a positive and stress-free experience.

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