Every bride is beautiful and their dress is supposed to reflect their personality and their beauty. Even if you don’t plan on changing your body size between the time you swipe your card to the minute you walk down the aisle, it is important to make sure your dress still high lights you the way you want it to. Bodies change, even if we don’t want them to, and I think I speak for everyone when I say most of us have those favorite jeans might feel a bit loose one week but a bit more snug the next. It is alright to have a professional look at the dress fitting even if alterations aren’t mandatory. It gives an unbiased opinion and may give you a different view of your dress that a mirror may not be able to see.
While there isn’t a time line set in stone anywhere because the perfect dress takes time to find, keep in mind that alterations do take time. If you wait until the last minute to go in for a fitting, you risk the need of dress changes and not enough time to carry them out. Many seamstresses recommend having your initial fitting two to three months before your wedding date and your final fitting between a month and two weeks before your big day. This time allows your body to settle into what it will most likely look like and it gives time for your lovely seamstress to make any last minute changes.
Courtney Fussell Courtney@TresBelleBeauty.com