Dress Alterations -

Tips for Staying on Budget

When you buy your dress there are lots of stuff that the sales people do not tell you. Here are some money-saving tips I learned from my own dress alteration experiences.

If there is something you don’t like about the dress they are quick to tell you that those things can be changed, no problem. However, these little alternations can end up blowing your dress budget. Make sure you know the cost.

Get informed

Most bridal stores will tell you to bring your wedding shoes to the dress fitting. This way they can hem the dress to match your shoes. However, this makes no sense to me. If you are on the average to tall side then you can save yourself hundreds by simply buying the right heel height instead of getting your dress hemmed.

Buy shoes AFTER you go for the dress fitting

Getting a dress altered is like everything else, you can shop around. I really wanted a sweet-heart neckline – which did not come on my dress. Instead of an expensive alternation, the seamstress suggested gathering the bust area in something she called a pinch.

Ask about less expensive dress alterations

Having a corset or tie up back allows you to tighten or loosen your dress in whatever areas you want. This type of dress conforms to your curves and will save you tons of money in alterations.

Think about a dress with a corset back

When looking for your dress remember that all the little things add up.