Black and Yellow Update: After spending about an hour in my closet and rummaging through my drawers, I have picked out a winning ensemble. Bachelorette party here I come!
Tomorrow is the big day – my first dress fitting. I’m a little nervous because I’ve had my dress for about a year now and haven’t tried it on since it came in. Should be interesting. I know my mom is ready to get the thing out of her house. She has an alarm that goes off on her phone every month to remind her to take it out of the garment bag and let the train down to reduce wrinkles. She’s over it!
For all the brides out there, here are some great dress fitting tips. A few of which I didn’t even think of…
1. Make sure you have all of your accessories that you’ll be wearing on the big day. This includes shoes, undergarments, and your veil. Another great idea is to pick out and bring possible jewelry options too. It’ll give you a better idea of what you want to wear that day.
2. Wear minimal makeup. You don’t want to really cake on the foundation that day for fear of getting it on your pristine white (or ivory) gown. You know how hard it is to get make up out of clothes so best thing to do is just avoid it happening by wearing less to your fitting.
3. Bring along the person who will be bustling your dress after the ceremony. They will need to learn how to do the bustle and will also probably be the person who helps you into the dress as well. If there is a sash and bow involved, have them do a practice run at the shop so that they get the feel of it.
4. Arrange your hair somewhat like you envision it being styled for your wedding day. If you think you might want to do half up and curled, take the time to do it so you can see if you like it. Think you might want a low bun? Make a low knot with a ponytail holder. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it’ll give you the look you’re going for.
5. Be prepared to stay around the same weight from your first fitting until your big day. It can be costly if your weight fluctuates too much between fittings because each alteration costs money. I know this is easier said than done, especially for a stressed out bride.