Planning that perfect wedding day is tricky enough without extra stress… One of the most common complaints of unhappy brides are wedding dress woes. Don’t panic, we have the solution right here!
Choosing your dress is something you labour over for hours on end. You visit boutique after bridal boutique, store after store and department after department looking for “The One”. So when you order it and it doesn’t arrive on time, comes in the wrong size or needs altered – it can be enough to send you to the breaking point.
We put together a few common concerns brides encounter regarding their wedding dresses and, of course, researched the best solutions to help you out in a cinch. Of course, your first step should be to hire a suitable London based wedding planner; but failing that let’s get started!
What Could Possibly Go Wrong With Your Dress?
Wedding dresses are not made from the most sturdy of fabrics. They are built for beauty and glamour, rather than for longevity or durability. That being said a well made dress will last a lifetime…even if we only wear it once.
Some of the most common bridal gown complaints involve the store delivering the dress in the wrong size, the wrong design completely or with such major alterations needed that the bride gives up and wears it because she feels she has no other choice. See this thread on the You and Your Wedding forum for a glimpse into a disastrous dress dilemma.
Now we can’t promise you a new dress; but our fairy Godmother here at Valentine’s Weddings knows a thing or two about avoiding these situations to begin with.
Avoiding Wedding Dress Worries
Avoiding wedding dress woes starts from the moment you order your dress. Here are our top tips for making sure you don’t get disheartened:
- Take into consideration that your gown will need to be fitted to your body, regardless of how close to your size the display model was. A good fit might take more than one trip to the seamstress.
- Go shopping with plenty of time before your big day, order your dress to arrive at least 3 months in advance of the wedding day.
- Make sure you keep it inside the protective sleeve! Don’t be tempted! Leave it in there!
- Don’t entrust the care of your gown to anyone but yourself.
- When ordering; ensure that the shop writes down the name, number and model of gown, as well as the designer’s name. The more questions you ask about the gown the less likely they are to order the wrong one!
What about on my Wedding Day?
So you have stepped out of the car and torn your dress… it needn’t be terrible. At least one female guest at your wedding will have fabric tape holding up their dress. If not, make it a bridesmaid’s duty to bring some with them on the day.
You have spilled a drink down your nice white dress? No problem. A baby wipe will take out most stains provided you get to them quickly enough. White wine can be used to remove red wine stains and, should the worst come to the worst, try adapting your bouquet into a corsage.
Pro tip: having two outfits on your wedding day might not be a bad idea, if you can afford it. Or a planner to help you through any mishaps during your big day!