So you’ve found your perfect dress, but it doesn’t quite fit as it should. It’s very rare to find your dream wedding gown that fits your body exactly as you’d like it to, so most brides turn to tailors and seamstresses to perfect the look. Avoid a potential minefield of poor fits and last minute crises by following these tailoring tips.

Do Your Research

Don’t just show up at any tailor in your neighbourhood with your gown- this is the biggest day of your life, so finding a person you trust with your dream dress can be something of a process. Look around for a tailor that specialises in wedding garments, and read reviews online to find out how they’ve handled other people’s gowns. If they get less than glowing review, look elsewhere.

Put Them To The Test

Once you’ve found a tailor who seems to be up to the task, look for proof. Bring in inexpensive, older clothing that doesn’t fit well anymore and have them fit these less significant items before bringing in your dress. If they do a flawless job then you’ll know that they can be trusted.

Don’t Be Intimidated

While it’s always good to keep an open mind and take on board suggestions of how your gown could be improved, remember that this is ultimately your wedding day. Don’t feel pressed into making changes that you’re not 100% comfortable with, and don’t be afraid to ask questions if you have any.

A good tailor should be polite and compassionate about the fact that your wedding dress is a big deal to you. You don’t need to be afraid to use up their time- you’re the one who’s paying for their services. If you’re not happy with any element of the process- speak up!