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Wedding Dress Bustle-How to Choose the Right One

Posted by Brandi Kane on January 9, 2013

Choosing the Best Wedding Dress Bustle will depend on your own tastes and the composition of the gown.  Become familiar with your options.

The wedding gown is the most important piece of finery a young bride will ever wear.  Every detail should be perfect; every square inch should sit just right.  This is especially important regarding bustles.  While the gown itself is a fashion statement, the bustle can completely change the look of a gown.  The difficult part is deciding how to bustle your gown for maximum functionality and style.  Decide what your alteration budget is and let that be a starting point for which types of bustles are an option.  Simple bustles on light fabrics can be as cheap as $20 or more extravagant bustles on heavy or delicate fabrics can be $200 or more.

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Topics: Bridal Gowns, wedding dress alterations, bridal gown alterations in birmimgham alabama, Alterations

Guide To Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress - The Silhouette

Posted by Brandi Kane on October 12, 2012

Each Women is made differently but there are a few basic Body Types most women have.  Before deciding on a Silhouette, make sure you know which Body Type you have.  If you haven't done so, you can refer to our Body Type Guide by clicking here.

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Topics: Bridal Gowns, bridal gown alterations in birmimgham alabama, Birmingham wedding planning, Alterations

Guide To Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress- The Neckline

Posted by Brandi Kane on October 2, 2012

 

Every woman has a different figure, but there are a few figure Body Types that you could probably be classified into.

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Topics: Bridal Gowns, wedding dress alterations, wedding gown silhouettes, Alterations

Guide To Picking The Perfect Wedding Dress- The Shape

Posted by Brandi Kane on September 25, 2012

Taking the time to pick your perfect dress can save you from being a sad puppy.  

The Wedding Gown Experts here at Champion Cleaners in Birmingham Alabama want to make sure you look and feel your best on your special day.  We know that picking the shape of your gown is sure to be one of the most important Wedding Gown decisions you'll make.  The first step to doing so is finding out what shape your body is.

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Topics: Wedding Gown Styles, wedding dress cleaning Birmingham Alabama, alterations for plus siz wedding dresses, Alterations

Basic Wedding Dress Alterations

Posted by David Whitehurst on August 17, 2012

Give the Perfect Dress the Perfect Fit.

You finally found your wedding dress. You put it on and knew this was the One. Congratulations! Now, it's time to bring your dress in for wedding gown alterations to turn the dress you found in the bridal shop into the dress made just for you.

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Topics: wedding dress repairs Birmingham Alabama, wedding gown alterations in Birmimgham Alabama, wedding dress alterations in Birmingham Alabama, Alterations

Using An Experienced Dressmaker When Altering A Wedding Gown

Posted by David Whitehurst on April 16, 2012

 

What makes a wedding gown so special?

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Topics: wedding gown alterations in Birmimgham Alabama, wedding dress alterations in Birmingham Alabama, bridal gown alterations in birmimgham alabama, Alterations

Stretch The Wedding Budget With A Pre-Owned Wedding Dress

Posted by David Whitehurst on March 2, 2012

 

It seems like you've got it all - the guy (he's fabulous!), the ring (amazing!), the date (perfect!) and the budget (not quite what you were hoping for...). Fortunately, there are ways to stretch that wedding budget to make sure your wedding day really is a dream. One of the easiest ways to save is your wedding gown.

 


Yes, it's your day and you want to look like a princess, and you will. Have you considered a pre-owned wedding dress?  It's an easy way to get a fabulous dress for less, and with a few alterations, it will look like it was made just for you. 

A pre-owned wedding dress might be one from your mother, your sister or one you purchased elsewhere. You can save plenty on pre-owned wedding dress.  And you can even sell it again after your wedding and recover at least part of your investment.  Of course, many brides prefer to preserve their wedding dress for a daughter or daughter in law to eventually wear.

There are several sources for pre-owned wedding dresses from your local consignment shop to a number of Internet sites.  One such Internet site is preownedweddingdresses.com.

Almost every bride needs professional alterations for a pre-owned wedding dress to get the right fit. You tailor your formal dresses, your pants, even your jeans, so wedding gown alterations should certainly be expected so you'll look your best on your wedding day and those pictures that you'll enjoy for many years to come.

While your tailor may do an excellent job on many everyday items, wedding gown alterations require a specialized level of skill.  Seek out a seamstress or dressmaker who specializes in wedding gown alterations for the best result.

Don't forget that the stress of the wedding will often result in weight loss or gain.  Try to maintain your weight after your alterations are complete.  This is why many brides want to wait until just before the wedding or photographs to get the alterations.  Make sure your wedding gown specialist will work with you on your schedule.

We handle last minute wedding dress alterations in Birmingham, Alabama all the time.  A week or less and we can complete most basic alterations like hems.  More extensive alterations and those involving beads, zippers, etc, can require more time and fittings.

Consider a pre-owned wedding dress as an easy way to free up some of that wedding budget to be spent on rings, food, flowers or the honeymoon with that perfect guy. 

Need Help With A Pre-Owned Wedding Dress in Birmigham?

Alterations | Cleaning | Pressing | Preservation | Restoration

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2548 Rocky Ridge Road, Birmingham, AL 35243
205.588.4120
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Topics: wedding dress alterations in Birmingham Alabama, preowned wedding dresses, Used Wedding Gowns, Alterations

I Found My Perfect Wedding Dress. Now What's Next?

Posted by David Whitehurst on February 23, 2012

I love having brides in for their first fitting for wedding gown

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Topics: Wedding Gown Cleaners, wedding gown alterations in Birmimgham Alabama, wedding dress alterations, Alterations

Finding The Perfect Pre-Owned Wedding Dress

Posted by David Whitehurst on February 18, 2012

 

The wedding gown that you’re wearing is just exquisite…and no one suspects that it’s a pre-owned wedding dress!

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Topics: wedding dress alterations, second hand wedding dresses, Used Wedding Dresses, Alterations

Protecting a Mother of the Bride Dress 14 Months Before the Wedding

Posted by David Whitehurst on February 2, 2012

 

QUESTION ABOUT A MOTHER OF THE BRIDE DRESS

I have my mother of the bride gown but the wedding is 14 months away...what should I do to keep the gown in perfect shape with no color fading?

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Topics: mother of the bride dresses, brides maids dresses, bridal care blogs, Alterations

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