Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bridal Bliss

2014 was a great year.  I call it "The Year of The Bride and Pregnant Bridesmaid"!  We fitted a lot of both!  I hope I'm wrong in thinking that there can't be any brides left for 2015!  We had so many beautiful gowns - LOTS of lace and beading.

Please be aware that when you choose a gown with lace and/or beads, the cost of alterations will increase.  We are a service - all we sell is time.  Relacing and rebeading can double the amount of time spent on one gown.  A 2015 trend on bridal gowns is the handkerchief style hem with a wide horsehair braid finishing off the ends.  This too is a time consuming alteration.

When choosing the perfect gown, focus on the style that makes you feel special while making a mental note of alterations required for a custom fit.  This could be the decision maker between two beautiful gowns.  Your bridal expense plan should budget $400 for gown alterations.  This seems to be the average cost for bodice work, bra cups, hem, and bustle.

I cannot stress enough the importance of a well fitted, correctly altered gown!  The fit of your gown can set your mood for the entire day.  Your gown's fit should be the least of your worries on your wedding day!

We prefer eight to ten weeks for bridal alterations and usually three fittings.  Rushes are always accomodated - we haven't missed a wedding day yet! 

January began our 33rd year of doing what we love.  Call for your appointment (859-278-4394) and have a "FIT" with us!

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