Common Wedding Gown Alterations

The most unexpected and the most chaotic condition that can ruin your wedding moments is the problem with the wedding gown. Think of a gown that is too loose or tight or excessively long, it would definitely not be your choice on a special day. At that time it becomes important to get the wedding gown altered. The common alterations required at times are as follows: 


  1. Hem alterations

The elegance of a wedding gown rests upon a number of factors and one of these is the appropriate length of the gown. Just like too short looks awkward, the same goes for the extra-long gown as well. The shortening of the hem is often required in the latter case. The cost of the hem shortening depends on a number of factors like the layers added to the gown, addition of lace and the fabric. It is important to keep in mind the latest trends in gowns as well as it determines the accurate length as well.

  1. Loops and buttons

In order to keep the dress in the perfect place and ensure a great fit the choice, placement, and the size of the buttons and loops are very important. Try the gown a few days before the actual happening so that you can replace the loops if they are not working the way you want them to be.

  1. The hip and waist fitting

Everybody has a different body measurement. It is difficult to imagine that a gown that fits one would fit elegantly on the other user as well. It is the side seam that can do the magic. The gown looks perfect if the dress has a perfect fitting especially in the waist region and around the busts. Therefore, it is very important to make the alterations in this part of the dress provided the dress is too loose or too tight in this part.


  1. Altering the straps

The straps over the shoulders hold the dress in a perfect place. The wedding dressmakers ensure that the straps are kept a little longer so that people with different heights and measurements can comfortably use them. Thus, strap alteration is a must thing for the perfect wedding gown for the memorable day in your life.

  1. The neckline

One of the most requested alterations in a perfect wedding gown is related to the neckline. The neckline whether open or closed matters a great deal in creating the overall look. Some brides would love to have the style of the neckline changed as well. The cost of the alteration of the neckline depends on what the bride actually wants.

  1. Customizing the gown

Besides the above-mentioned clothing alterations, there are certain alterations that are required solely for the sake of the customized look of the gown. These alterations include the changes in the back, the closure and the sleeves. Altering the back means that you want it to be open or covered. As far as the sleeves are concerned they can be either completely removed or made short or long.