Our friends at BRIDES magazine recently shared “7 Tips Every Bride Should Know” about wedding dress alternations—and it was such great advice, we just had to pass it along to you.

Wedding Gown Alteration Tips

{Photo by Donna Newman Photography}

Here are seven key things to remember when it comes to bridal alterations…

1) Stay on schedule
BRIDES recommends buying a dress 10 months before your wedding, if possible. Keep in mind, once ordered, it could take up to five months to arrive in the salon.

2) Remember to budget for alterations
Bridal alterations can be charged per services or at some salons, are a flat fee based on what is needed to make the dress fit you perfectly. Design changes can cost anywhere from $50 to a few hundred based on the style changes you may need.

3) Be mindful of your anticipated wedding weight
As Terry Hall of Kleinfeld Bridal shared with BRIDES, “Never order a too-small dress as motivation.” It is always easier to take a larger dress in than to let a smaller one out. Instead, consider a dress with structure.

4) Wear your wedding shoes
To ensure the perfect hem, you’ll want to make sure the shoes you are wearing are the same pair, or at least the same height, as the ones you’ll wear on your wedding day.

Wedding Gown Alteration Tips

{Photo by Sarah DiCicco Photography}

5) Go for a hemline that grazes the ground
The hemline is very important to ensure you won’t trip on your dress. As Monique Lhuillier’s director of alterations, Rita Ertl, told BRIDES: “With your hem grazing the floor, you will be able to walk, dance, and mingle with your guests.”

6) Bring along the undergarments and accessories you’ll wear on the Big Day
You want to wear exactly what your will be wearing on your wedding day, including shapewear, for the best possible tailoring.

7) Bring a friend
It’s always best to have a buddy. Bring your mom or your best friend with you so you have an extra set of eyes and someone you trust to discuss any alteration decisions.

See the full list of wedding dress alteration tips and advice at brides.com

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Searching for the perfect gown for your spring wedding? We’re loving the latest looks and trends that came down the aisle during Bridal Fashion Week this past April. From gowns with sheer corsets, cascading ruffles, shades of blue, pearl embellishments, statement bows and allover beading, we can’t wait to see a Breakers’ bride rock one of these new styles.

From Monique Lhuillier and Oscar de la Renta to Marchesa and Naeem Khan, here’s a peek inside Spring 2018 Bridal looks…

Sheer Corsets

Bridal Spring 2018 Fashion: Sheer Corsets

Photos courtesy of designers | From Left: Marchesa, Ines Di Santo, Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta

Cascading Ruffles

Bridal Spring 2018 Fashion: Cascading Ruffles

Photos courtesy of designers | From Left: Marchesa,  Christian SirianoInes Di Santo, Oscar de la Renta

Shades of Blue

Bridal Spring 2018 Fashion: Shades of Blue

Photos courtesy of designers | From Left: Reem Acra, Mira Zwillinger, Randy Fenoli for Kleinfeld

Pearl Embellishments

Bridal Spring 2018 Fashion: Pearl Embellishments

Photos courtesy of designers | From Left: Anne BargeTemperley London, Lela Rose

Statement Bows

Bridal Spring 2018 Fashion: Statement Bows

Photos courtesy of designers | From Left: Temperley LondonOscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa

Allover Beading

Bridal Spring 2018 Fashion: Allover Beading

Photos courtesy of designers | From Left: Jenny Packham, Christian SirianoMira Zwillinger, Naeem Khan

What will you rock down the aisle?

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08 Aug 2017

Searching for your sole mate? We’re loving Jessica Bedard’s bridal collection of specialty designer heels.

Jessica Bedard Bridal Shoe Collection

{Photos courtesy of Jessica Bedard, idowithmyshow.com}

Manufactured in Italy and offered in an array of styles and textures, each pair features elements of the beloved wedding day tradition: “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.”

Something Old: The tradition is beautifully etched on the sole of each heel.

Jessica Bedard Bridal Shoe Collection

Something New: Your Jessica Bedard shoes, of course.

Jessica Bedard Bridal Shoe Collection

Something Borrowed: A magnetic ring is inserted into the sole of the left heel—after the wedding, remove the ring and ship it back (an envelope is provided) so it may be used on another pair of shoes destined for the next Jessica Bedard bride.

Jessica Bedard Bridal Shoe Collection

Something Blue: Each heel features a light pastel blue element, often the tip.

Jessica Bedard Bridal Shoe Collection

Beautiful and full of meaning, we can’t wait to see a Breakers’ bride rock a gorgeous pair of these heels!

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01 Aug 2017

Forget the Little Black Dress, it’s all about the Little White Dress!

A new fashion staple, the LWD is also the perfect outfit for all of your wedding festivities. And the best place to get one? The Lilly Pulitzer boutique at The Breakers…

Wedding White | The Lilly White Dress | Lilly Pulitzer at The Breakers

{Photos courtesy of Lilly Pulitzer}

Known best for their bright colors and fun patterns, “The Lilly White Dress” collection is a chic take on the glamour of a white dress. And you know how we feel about wearing white all weekend…

Wedding White | The Lilly White Dress | Lilly Pulitzer at The Breakers

With more than 20 different dresses to choose from, the collection offers an array of beautiful, comfortable and fun styles. The perfect outfit to don for your engagement party, bridal shower, welcome/rehearsal dinner, pre-wedding fun by the pool or post-wedding brunch the next day.

Wedding White | The Lilly White Dress | Lilly Pulitzer at The Breakers

Ready to rock an all-white wedding weekend? Happy shopping! See you at the boutique…

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