Bridal Alterations

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Brides Alterations

Unless you are one of those lucky ladies who never, ever has trouble finding items that fit you perfectly straight off the rack, there's a good chance your bridal attire will require alterations.

At Corniche Brides, Liverpool we specialize in high quality bridal alterations as well as Bridesmaids, Mother of Bride and Groom, Communion Wear, Prom Dresses, Evening Wear and Accessories.

Bridal AlterationsCorniche Brides, Liverpool – with over 35 years experience, can accustom to any bridal alterations to assure you of a perfect fit. Here is a general guide to Wedding Dress Alterations and Appointments.

If possible, start with a dress that is your size. While it is often possible to size a dress up or down, don't count on being able to take in or let out a dress by more than one or two sizes. Many dresses do not contain enough seam allowance to let out that much -– and with fabrics like velvet and satin, the original seam lines will show.

If you are not the same size all over, keep in mind that it is usually easier to take in a garment than it is to let it out. 

If you are ordering a dress through a bridal shop, make sure they have your correct measurements. Try to order well in advance.

If buying online, ask for specific measurements. 

If you cannot get the dress you want, then why not have Corniche Brides create it for you and have it custom made.

Many bridal alterations shops will not give estimates for wedding dresses or other formal gowns over the phone. The shop needs to see the actual dress and see how it currently fits your body to determine EXACTLY what needs to be done and give an accurate estimate. 

Ask whether an appointment is required. Many independent bridal alterations shops require appointments for bridal fittings to avoid getting fifteen brides in one afternoon. It takes time to fit a bridal gown properly, and you do NOT want the person fitting you to be rushed.

At Corniche Brides, Liverpool.. we are Open Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10-5pm. Appointments are required.

If you know of any upcoming changes to your physical dimensions (i.e. newly pregnant, having breast reduction surgery, etc.), tell whomever is making or altering your dress ASAP. Once the fabric is cut, the dress generally can't be made drastically bigger without adding panels or gussets.

However, at Corniche Brides if you have lost weight or gained weight this will not be a problem. 

No alteration is too big or too small – we are the professionals.

Wedding dress fittings… some advice.

Don't schedule a fitting right after a workout. Having a wedding dress cleaned isn't cheap, so you don't want to have sweat stains removed BEFORE you actually wear it. 

Buy your foundation garments before your first fitting, and bring them to ALL of your fittings.

Ditto for your shoes. If you have not obtained the perfect shoes before your first fitting, mention this to the fitter and then bring a pair of shoes with a heel height in the range of your ideal shoe.

Do move around to test the fit once you are given the all-clear. Will you be doing a lot of dancing, walking, sitting, etc.? Make sure you can comfortably do all of those things once the dress is pinned. If the dress will inhibit your movement, point it out so the fit can be adjusted accordingly.

Corniche Brides has a large showroom to assist you and offer a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

Your final dress fitting should be held approximately two weeks prior to the wedding, if possible. Many brides lose weight from stress, or get swamped with last-minute things and simply forget to eat. No matter how proud you are of your figure, it could happen to you too.

Contact Corniche Brides by phone… 0151 933 5727 or email… cornichebrides@gmail.com – for further information.

Corniche Brides