Post # 1
Hello Bees, my dress finally arrived today! I scheduled my 1st fitting on March 1, 2011.
What should I pay attention in terms of alteration? I know I am planning to have bra sewn.
And what should I bring to the fitting? shoes? jewelry?
Really appreciate your help!
Post # 3
i would just bring your wedding shoes. 🙂
Post # 4
Take your shoes and any undergarments that you plan to wear with your gown. You want to have your shoes with you, so you can get the correct hem length and you want to wear your undergarments, in case they alter your shape because your shape will determine how the gown will fit and where it will need to be altered. If you have a train, you might want to ask your seamstress to show you a couple of different bustle styles. Depending on how your gown is made, you may or may not need the cups sewn in.
Post # 5
@noritake22: @roxy_angell13: Great advice! Thanks!
@noritake22: I am not sure if I need any special undergarments (apart from my normal bra + panties…) Any suggestions on what I should wear? Thanks again.
Post # 6
If you are nervous I say wear what you plan on wearing that day. I work my strapless bra (I didn’t have a bra sewn in) and panties and then my shoes. For my final fitting I wore my necklace and bracelet but they were pretty simple so I it didn’t matter.
Post # 7
@big_monchhichi: You are very welcome 🙂
If you are going to be wearing a crinoline/slip that could affect the length. If you are going to wear a corset/shapwear/longline bra, etc., that could affect your shape. When I went in for my first fitting, I wasn’t wearing a corset, so that is what she based the alterations on. When I went in for my second fitting, we couldn’t get the zipper up because the corset had pushed everything up. I took the corset off and my gown fit fine, so that is why if you are planning to wear one, you should take it with you to the fitting. You might also want to take your bolero/jacket and/or veil with you, just to see what they will look like, if you are even wearing either of those.
Post # 8
If you are having your gown shortened, ask them to give you any fabric they cut off. You never know when you might need that fabric for something…even if it’s just to have extra fabric available years from now if you have a daughter who wants to wear your gown.
I didn’t ask for the fabric, and when I decided I wanted to add sleeves, I had a hard time matching. If I had had the fabric, I might have been able to pieces something together from the extra fabric and lace that was cut off.