2020 is here, and Spring is about to blossom before our eyes. Spring can be a popular season for weddings, especially in Miami. Of course, Spring can bring many big events from baby showers to graduation parties, but nothing requires the emotional and financial investment in quite the same way a wedding does.
When brides plan a wedding, they have a lot to do. They have to sort throughout seemingly endless options for venues, invitations, DJs, photographers, caterers, and honeymoon destinations. That’s just getting started. There’s also guestlists, save the days, and thank you cards. With so much in the mix, there is one question that lingers: Where should I go for wedding dress alterations?
Nobody wants to walk down the aisle in a dress that does not fit correctly. It could look hilarious. It could fall right off your body. What an embarrassment! If the zipper won’t close, that’s a problem. You should have planned better. Now, you’re facing the shame of having a wonky fitting dress on your big day! Avoid this disaster by having wedding dress alterations.
Find a local dry cleaner that offers same day alterations or wedding dress alterations. These dry cleaners can be more affordable than specialty stores, and some tailors have the same (if not more) experience. Granted, some do not. Inquire early and plan ahead. Many tailors can fix a hem or take a dress in or out an inch or two. Yet, if your dress has a lot of structure, delicate materials, or fancy beadwork, changes could be a lot more difficult.
Here is a professional tip: Don’t arrange for a fitting too early. You never really know how your body will look come the big day. You could really kill it on your diet and exercise regime, ending up thinner than you thought. You could fall off the wagon and look beautiful at a size you didn’t expect. If that dress doesn’t zip shut, though, what will you do? If you can help it, arrange for a fitting at a time near the wedding date so that you don’t get alterations based on a wish (rather than reality).
Making an appointment for wedding dress alterations is easy. Sometimes the place where you buy a dress offers them. If your dress is a family heirloom or vintage find, that won’t be an option. A tailor is good but can cost more. If it works for you, try a dry cleaner. The alterations will be fast, easy, and affordable.
After the wedding, you have a new challenge. How do you restore and preserve the dress? No biggie. Just take it back to the cleaners for a cleaning and wrapping. Your gown will sit safely in its spot for years to come.
Your spring wedding will be here before you know it. Be prepared!
If you need wedding dress alterations (perseveration and cleaning, too) near Miami, contact Alan Dry Cleaners in Miami Gardens.