Bridal Lingo

What do all these terms mean?

In the bridal world, there are all kinds of terms that get thrown around, and it’s hard to keep them straight.  So let me make that easier for you!  This way, when you call a shop (hopefully us!) to set up an appointment, you won’t get confused.

Trying on gowns: When you set up your first appointment to try on wedding gowns with us, we call those appointments simply “trying on.”  Nothing complicated.  Score!

Fitting: Pam, the owner of Alicia’s, will take a look at you in the dress of your dreams.  She’ll also take your measurements to ensure we choose the right wedding gown size for you.  If special measurements, such as length, are available from the dress designer she will decide if those will be advantageous and cost effective. Every designer is different, and Pam takes in to account all the information in order to minimize the amount of alterations you will need.

Finishing touch: When your dress arrives, you will want to come in and try it on with all the accessories you plan on wearing on your wedding day.  If you have that special heirloom for your ’something borrowed’ then bring it with you to try on with your gown.  Alicia’s has amazing accessories, such as headpiece/veils, beautiful jewelry, and great shoes for that head to toe presentation on your wedding day! Your Finishing Touch appointment is the time to put the whole look together!  The perfect undergarments such as bra and slip are essential to the dress fitting you correctly and making you look beautiful on your wedding day. We have several different styles available to choose from. Because we are amazing, we’ll press your dress twice for free, once before your Finishing Touch and again before you go down the aisle so it’s absolutely perfect.  So make sure you set a finishing touch appointment so your dress is ready for you.

Alterations: You meet with a seamstress so that she can determine the necessary changes to your dress to make it a perfect fit.  We have three independent seamstresses available to you right next door, all of whom are professional wedding gown seamstresses.  They have over 50 combined years of bridal experience alone ensuring your dress is the absolute dream you imagined. They also alter bridesmaids, mother’s, special occasion and prom gowns as well.

I hope that cleared everything up for you!  But of course, call us with any questions.


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