2020 is here! People around the world are welcoming in the new decade with optimism as they look forward to big events in their lives. For some, that may be graduating school. For others, they might have their sights set on a pregnancy or buying a new house. Then, there are the people who are looking forward to a wedding ceremony. Brides-to-be especially are quite busy before a wedding ceremony, so it is important to keep them in mind as we make our plans for the new year.
Brides have a lot on their plate during the year of the marriage. Many of the couples planning their 2020 wedding already have venues, guest lists, save the dates, invitations, choreographers, photographers, caterers, musicians, and honeymoon arrangements on standby. But one thing cannot be planned too well in advance, according to many wedding experts: Wedding dress alterations.
The idea of an ill-fitting wedding dress is almost comical in theory. We can imagine the hundreds of images from television and movies when a bride asks her maid of honor or mother to help her zip up the dress and whoops, it does not fit. The helper shouts, “Didn’t you have this dress fitted?” The bride, usually in distress, replies, “I told them to take it in a little more. I was planning on losing a little more weight.” The audience laughs. Hilarity ensues. However, in real life, this is anything but funny. It could potentially ruin the most important day of the dress-wearer’s life!
Without being dramatic, an easy solution may be within reach. Find a local dry cleaner that offers same day alterations or wedding dress alterations.
The moral of the story is this. Do not get your dress fitted too early. Life is unpredictable, and you never really know what shape your body will take on a year before the wedding date, let alone two-month before the wedding date! Of course, this advice may not work for an extremely intricate dress that requires reworking core pieces or pieces with sequins or extensive beadwork. In those cases, you have no choice but to plan ahead and hope for the best. Wedding dress alterations near the date of the wedding must be minimal to keep the gown looking its finest.
Make an appointment for your wedding dress alterations. Check with your dry cleaner to see if they offer alterations on wedding dresses. You should also ask if they do dress preservation. After the wedding, you will want to restore your dress to like-new quality and store it for years to come. Some dresses are passed on to future generations. Others are kept as a memento.
If you need wedding dress alterations (perseveration and cleaning, too) near Miami, contact Alan Dry Cleaners in Miami Gardens.