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Monday, October 01, 2007

My First Wedding Dress Fitting

Last Thursday I had my first wedding dress fitting at Berketex Bride. Not really good timing on my part, given that I had just had a weekend of drinking and unhealthy eating in Barcelona!

What usually happens at a first fitting is that you will try on the dress that you ordered and the dress fitter will check to see how well it fits you. She will then pin everything into place and then go away and make the alterations to the dress. The purpose of a second fitting, which is usually one or two weeks before the wedding is to have a final check that the altered dress fits you perfectly and again and to check if any further alterations are required.

When you go to your fitting you need to wear the underwear that you have bought for the wedding day and the shoes that you will be wearing on the day.

It was amazing to see and try on my dress as I had only ever tried on the sample dresses which tend to faid with age and don't look as good. My dress looked much brighter than the sample dresses and it was lovely to try on a dress that nobody else had tried on before me. I would love to describe the dress in great detail, but in the usual tradition I am keeping this a secret from the groom, so I am not going to spill the beans! I was pretty happy with it and since I had lost about 12 pounds or so since February it looked a little better than it did the last time I was in.

My dress fitted me almost perfectly and I only need the hem taken up a little bit. The upper part of the dress is a corset style with ties that pull you in, so this allows a bit of leeway if I am too lose a little weight or put a little on (hopefully not the latter).

Overall I was very happy and the staff in the shop were really nice and let me take me time, wandering about in the dress to make sure that it was just right.

I have my final fitting booked for the 18th October, just over a week before the wedding so hopefully I manage not to eat too many cakes between now and then!

For anyone who is interested in the cost of alterations, I really have no idea, but it is costing me 60 for alterations to my wedding dress, which includes the hem being taken up and something done with the back of the dress so that it can be bustled up in the evening.



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