wedding-gown-clevelandGot Questions About A Wedding Gown? We’ve Got Answers!

Do you have a question about finding the perfect wedding gown?  At Linde’s Bridal & Prom we have the experience and concern that you find just what you want and what makes you look fabulous too.  Your questions and concerns are our top priority.  From time to time questions arise that we feel would be bneficial for many brides-to-be.

How many sizes can my wedding gown be altered?

The ability to size down a wedding gown greatly depends on the style and construction of the gown. Some gowns are made from very delicate materials that mark and get runs in them easily. Taking the dress apart at the seams may cause damage to the fabric that might be noticeable. Some dresses with a lot of beading could be altered 2 dress sizes, but it might cost a lot of money to have the beading repaired after the wedding gown is taken in. Things like overlays and where the seams are on a dress can also affect how small a dress can go.

2 Is The Magical Number

In general, changing a dress more than 2 sizes will affect the shape of the dress enough that it can produce an overall change in the style of the wedding gown (i.e. it won’t look the same).  That’s not necessarily a bad thing, looking different than the original might not mean looking worse. However, it is best to actually try on the dress so you can see just how big it is on you.  One or two inches on either side might not be a big deal or affect the overall style of the gown, but again, it depends on how the dress is made.

Ask The Professionals

Once you can try on the gown, take it to a local bridal shop with a good reputation for getting alternations done on time and with good quality.  They will be able to tell you within a few minutes of trying it on for them, what is possible.  Again, taking it in too many sizes might “ruin” the look of the dress, but a really creative and talented seamstress might be able to turn your wedding gown into something different and perfect for you and your size.