Bridal fitting is the most important and tedious part of the wedding for the brides-to-be. Since the fit is everything, there’s a lot that goes into narrowing down on the perfect bridal lehenga or gown. There are alterations and adjustments that are required, for which a lot of patience and awareness is needed. The brides-to-be need to keep their head clear and workout their way with the designer/seamstress/tailor to get their perfect fit. And we’ll tell you what all you need to keep in mind while you go for your bridal fitting.

So Ladies, Take Notes On What To Keep In Mind When You’re Getting Your Bridal Fitting Done-

1. Do Your Homework

First and foremost, the brides-to-be need to be clear about what outfit they’re going for and how they want it to fit them. These things are really important because if you’re uncertain and undecided about your outfit, you won’t be able to finalize your look. So, just have a clear image of what you’re looking for and how you want it to turn out.

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2. Schedule Your Fitting Timely

The next important step is to schedule your bridal fitting in a timely manner. The ideal duration would be between 4-8 weeks prior to your wedding day. Yes, it may seem a lot but all the alterations and the fittings will make the time fly. Moreover, there are a hundred other things that you need to take care of. So, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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3. Work Out Your Outfit Budget

Work on your budget and spend wisely. The duty doesn’t end once you’ve purchased your bridal outfit, that’s where it starts. You need to be aware that alterations and adjustments will also cost you. So, be mindful of how much you’re spending on your alterations. And this is why you need to do your homework and be clear about what you’re looking for. That way, it shouldn’t take a lot of time.

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4. Carry Your Bridal Undergarments & Footwear For The Bridal Fitting

You must carry undergarments and footwear that you plan to wear with your bridal outfit. The reason behind this is that you need to know how your undergarments fit under your bridal dress. Many times lingerie gives a very outline to your bridal lehenga/gown, which is not what you’d want. Or sometimes the straps don’t sit well under the dress. As for footwear, you need to know how high or low your heels are so that your hemlines are adjusted accordingly.

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4. Go With A Friend Or A Trusted Family Member

Always take your closest friends or family members with you for the bridal fitting. You could take your best friend, maid of honor, your sister, or your mother. The reason behind this is that you need a second opinion. And it’s important to make sure that whoever is accompanying you isn’t a ‘yes man’, you need the truth. So ask your companion to be honest with their opinions so that you know how and what the dress looks like on you. They may also be able to add some great suggestions of their own. And it’s always easy to talk to your tailor/seamstress/designer about alterations when there’s someone backing you upon it.

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5. Be Vocal About Your Needs

It is very important to be vocal about your needs when it comes to bridal fitting. You don’t want to regret not voicing your opinion about your wedding dress. Many people are often shy to speak up because they think that their point may be invalid. That’s not the case here, we’re sure your designer/tailor/seamstress wants you to fit into that dress and love the end result as much as you do. No matter how many alterations or adjustments it takes to finally come to the perfect fit, you let them know. 

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6. Mind The Weight

No no, we’re not here to say that you need to lose the weight to look your best. What we mean here is that your weight is bound to fluctuate from the first day of the fitting till the wedding day. So be mindful about your weight while you get your fitting done. If you’re planning to lose some weight for your wedding day, then let your tailor know about the last-minute alterations that might be needed. The same goes for if you happen to gain some. 

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That was all, ladies! We hope these tips are helpful and you get your perfect bridal fit. We’re always here for you.

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