All Things Bridal

Do wedding dress sizes differ from high street sizes-are they smaller than normal??

Friday 31st July 2020

As a general rule most wedding dresses are cut smaller than high street clothing-the designers and manufacturers tend to work from different size charts than everyday clothes. The size charts they use are based on body shapes from decades ago -women's body shapes have evolved but unfortunately…

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When should wedding dress alterations be done?

Friday 31st July 2020

At Encore Evenings and Bridal we normally like to start alterations about 4-6 weeks before your wedding date. We do this as many brides are trying to slim and also because often you will lose a few pounds with nervous energy and rushing around completing last minute preparations…

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When should I start wedding dress shopping?

Thursday 2nd July 2020

I normally recommend starting your shopping about a year before your wedding date. Most wedding gowns take between 5-6 months to be delivered(a fact that always surprises brides) and there is no guarantee you are going to find "the one"…

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Can wedding Dresses be let out/made bigger?

Thursday 2nd July 2020

A quality wedding dress will normally have reasonably generous seam allowances so can let out by a couple of inches. If your wedding dress is too small on the bodice area and has a zip fastening you could have the zipper removed and the fastening converted to a…

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Can Wedding dresses be made smaller/taken in?

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Most wedding dresses can be successfully taken in but it is a job that is best left to a professional seamstress with wedding dress alteration experience. The construction of a quality wedding dress is often fairly complex -many will have 3-4 different layers that will need…

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