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5 Reasons to Get Alterations from a Bridal Gown Pro

Posted by David Whitehurst on December 10, 2015

save_on_alterationsWhen your big day arrives, you want the best fitting and best looking bridal gown for the ceremony. You don't want something cobbled together by a helpful Aunt or friend, that may not look quite right, may not fit correctly, or just may fall apart when you are walking down the aisle.

Your best plan of action is to have a specialist in bridal gown alterations make all of the necessary changes, additions or subtractions, so that your wedding gown is perfect for your wedding ceremony. Here's why:


Bridal gown alterations are not a task for those who may seem to be adept at sewing, but have never worked on a gown. It takes a special skill to understand how a bridal gown needs to be altered, and that skill comes from ability, competence, capability and a mastery of what bridal gowns are all about.


Although experience goes hand and hand with skill, it also goes deeper than that. You can have all the skill in the world, but you must also have the experience in bridal gown alterations that only the knowledge of hands-on workmanship and practical application can bring.

Professional Repairs

Alterations may be the big picture when it comes to beautiful bridal gowns, but repairs may be one of the most important facets. Things such as straps can break or need to be added, or a hem might tear and need to be re-sewn. In the time before the wedding, you might gain or lose weight, so a bodice might need to be let out or taken in, or you may decide that you really do want a bustle added after all. Repairs like these need to be done confidently and correctly every time.


Of course, no one likes to ask for last minute changes, but it does happen. The right specialist will make minor hem repairs in as little as two days, and the best can do it overnight when needed.  However, many experienced seamstresses will not offer this type of critical service for brides, so be sure to find the right one for you.  But one other piece of advice...don't wait until the last minute to get your alterations done.

Peace of Mind

This may be the most important aspect of letting a pro do your bridal gown alterations. You have enough to worry about, so let a bridal gown specialist handle the wedding and bridal gowns, while you can concentrate on getting married. That's what peace of mind is all about!

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