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How to Tailor a Wedding Dress

Learn about wedding dress tailoring from celebrity wedding planner Barbara Esses in this Howcast video.


My name is Barbara Esses and I do events for a living. I'm Ruthie Hecht; I'm an event planner and I work with and for my mother. We're going to teach you the do's and don'ts for the perfect wedding.
When tailoring your wedding dress, tailor it to the size you are, not to the size you think you'll be. Most wedding dress fabrics are delicate, and if it's not tailored properly, you'll see all of the stitching. Be sure your tailor has experience with wedding dresses and that they know exactly what they're doing. This is not a returnable item. When buying your dress, make sure it doesn't need too much work. Of course you'll need a hem and a few things taken in, but if you're trying to change the body shape of a wedding dress, it won't work. They're usually too structured and you'll end up looking like a Picasso. Try to find something that fits from the beginning, and you'll look beautiful.

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