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…

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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…

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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" straight away. You also need to factor in time for…

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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…

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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…

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