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Wedding Dress Alterations for a Baby Bump

The large majority of our wedding dresses can be altered, should you receive the exciting news that you will be expecting a little bundle of joy! So there is no need to stress whether baby will be arriving before or after the wedding, we are here to help. Here are a few things you should know when it comes to wedding dress alterations to cater for a baby bump.

We have teamed up with the amazing Wedding Dress Surgeons, to show you how easy it is by adjusting a wedding dress. And discuss how your alteration process may look a little different to others. The standard time to start alteration is 12 weeks before the wedding. However, there is no need to worry, that can be changed. Your alterations can be closer to your wedding day to make sure that your dress fits perfectly around your changing body on your big day. Making sure you keep your seamstress in the loop from the earliest point (even if you aren't telling many people) allows your seamstress to work out the best way forward.

Mabel by Ellis Bridals is a more classic satin A-line dress. This dress has a thick waist band, so Tracey begins with pinning the waist band a bit higher on the bodice so it sits above the bump, giving more room for the bump. The skirt is then pulled up slightly and pinned into the waistline. The dress will now be sitting comfortable on the bump. Ready for your wedding day!

Should your dress need a little more attention because it's maybe a fit & flare, or straighter styles, working with your seamstress is so important, they will always have suggestion that will help you feel your absolute best on your big day. Always remember these things happen and the most important thing is that you feel amazing on your special day, so do what is best for you.

If you have any questions about any to do with alterations then make sure to head over to The Wedding Dress Surgeons Instagram or head to our FAQ


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