(Closed) First Dress fitting is Today!! Tips?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
3708 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Make sure you try to sit in your dress to make sure that you actually can!

Post # 3
417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I have my first fitting Saturday. Im bringing my shoes, cups, veil, jewlery to get an idea of entire look 🙂


Take pics! 

Post # 4
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This might sound silly, but eat a light meal beforehand and make sure you’re hydrated! The dress will likely be much tighter fitting and heavier than what you’re used to wearing, and you’re standing for so long in a cramped fitting room…I was surprised to feel light headed and dizzy and needed to sit down. My seamstress said it’s very common, and any anxiety or nerves you’re already feeling will just add to it. I think if you bring your shoes and a bra or undergarment to try out, that should be good! And yes, make sure you can sit and move comfortably in your dress. Good luck!

Post # 5
2163 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club


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hunting_bride :  everything mentioned above. Also, do not be araid to say anything. It is your wedding dress that you have paid good money or. If you don’t like the way it’s falling, or want a particular bustle, or whatever it may be, if something doesn’t look right, speak up!

I would bring the bra and ask about sewing the bra in or cups in depending on the dress structure and how much support you may need.

Post # 7
480 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Just a thought…depending on your bust size, cups may still not be supportive enough, so depending on how you feel, you might want to invest in a long line bra

Post # 9
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

One piece of advice would be to make sure your SIL is paying attention when they show her how to lace the corset.(assuming she will be the one responsible for doing this on your wedding day) I can’t stress this enough, only because even after two fittings and my seamstress showing my mom and a bridesmaid there was still a very important yet tiny button missed on my day which caused my dress not to fit as snug as it should have in the bust area.(I’m not blaming them b/c I knew the button was there too but was so caught up in the day it was forgotten and we couldn’t figure out why I had extra room in the bust of the dress. )Also I wouldn’t go buy a bra until after your first fitting. I’m very busty and had a complete corset back as well. I took a strapless bra I already owned with me but ended up not needing b/c of the structure of my dress the corset lifted and held my girls without cups being sewn in.

Post # 10
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

For my first fitting, I did my makeup full glam and tried my best to do an updo so i could get an idea of how I would look in the dress. I also wore my wedding shoes but BE WARNED!! The seamstress had to pin my dress for the hem, doing each layer of tulle individually. That meant me standing motionless in my heels for like an hour straight. It hurt so so bad. Walking and dancing doesn’t hurt in those shoes, but just standing still and not being able to shift my weight did. I’m glad I wore my flip flops to change into after cause HOOOOO that was bad. 

Post # 11
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

If you are planning on wearing any shapewear such as Spanx, bring a couple of different options to see what looks best under your dress and what’s the most comfortable. 

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