While you're dealing with caterers, DJs, in-laws and guests, it can be pretty easy to forget your dress. Chances are you've already picked out that breathtaking gown that you can't live without - but there are some important things to remember when it comes to making it perfect. Below, you will find some important tips to help you out so that you don't forget your dress.
Don't Forget Your Dress Alterations
While you may think your dress is already perfect, most brides-to-be will have to have some sort of alterations. Whether it's a tad too long, a little loose in the shoulders or needs a tiny bit more embellishment - you must take care of this well in advance. Your first fitting should let you know what needs to be done; this should take place 4 to 6 weeks before your wedding date.
The second fitting should take place around 2 weeks prior to the wedding so you can ensure that it fits like a glove. Don't forget your dress fittings or alterations and your dress will fit like it was designed for your body.
Don't Forget Your Dress ‘Emergency Fixes'
Unfortunately, in the middle of trying it on and getting dressed for the big day, accidents can happen. You may find that your beautiful dress has acquired a stain, a rip, a missing fastener or something else. This is why it's so important to have a kit full of emergency fixes for your dress. Baby powder and stain remover are essential. The stain lifter can be applied if you find any marks that don't belong, and on the wedding day, baby powder can help lift stains or hide them until the photographs are over. Other things you may need include:
- - A needle and matching thread.
- - Safety pins.
- - Matching fasteners.
Don't Forget Your Dress Accessories
In the height of excitement, you wouldn't believe how many brides leave for the wedding location and forget the veil, tiara, hose, undergarments or shoes. Pack these things ahead of time so you won't have to gather them up right before you leave. You can enlist a helper to ensure that you are organized if it helps.
The last thing you want to do is forget any part of your wedding apparel. Using the tips above will make sure you don't forget your dress or any part of it.