Post # 1
My dress just arrived and I got the call to come into the bridal salon for my first fitting. Besides bringing my shoes, etc with me (obviously) is there anything else I should be aware of before I go? Anyone have any advice?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
If you have your jewelry and other stuff, bring it too, just to see it all together. Don’t buy any new underwear — I waited to see what my seamstress said and she thought my strapless bra was fine for my dress.
Other than that, I think you’ll be all set.
Post # 4
Be open to trying things for the bustle which they will probably start to work on. And yes bring your shoes with you and if you have your undergarments already bring those too! And be honest about what you want to do. If you think the hem is too long or short, tell them!
Post # 5
If you have any jewelry picked out, bring that along too – just so you can see what it looks like together (and what you need to return!). And probably not wear too much makeup (so as to not mar the lovely dress).
And don’t get upset when it doesn’t fit right – that’s why you’re there. And they are professionals and know how to fix it. And speak your mind – if they don’t know what you don’t like, they don’t know it needs to be fixed.
Post # 6
If you can, try to get an estimate up front. I know they won’t be able to give you an exact price, but an estimate might be good for you.
Post # 7
Thanks everyone– I’m thinking about wearing some kind of spanx, just to make myself feel as “put together” as possible, but I don’t own any yet. Is it imperative that I buy that before I go to try the dress on? Or should I be okay trying it without any support to see how it fits when i’m au natural?
Post # 8
The first time I tried on my dress they told me what undergarments would work best and where to get them.
Post # 9
Ok these will be silly, but I have a few friends that work as seamstress’s. Shower before hand, which is a totally duh. But sometimes it needs to be said, don’t wear heavy perfume, or eat smelly food. Always bring the shoes you are going to wear, and anything else. I bought my bra before hand, because the bra’s in the Salon’s are almost always more expensive. Which helped shape me, and the fitting went better than I thought. Be as still as possible, they are used to getting hit in the head by swinging arms. Go in mind, with what kind of bustle you want for your dress. I wanted a simple one, and got a really complicated one. It makes my dress awesome, but was more expensive then I wanted. Oh well… Be vocal about what you want, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.