Trying trying times are upon us, that is a fact. And many of you will be feeling the effects if your wedding or event has been postponed. You were all geared up for your big day, some of you just days away from it and now everything is on hold.
We know some of you ladies and gents still don't have a new date but that's ok because your wedding day can only be better than ever when it does come time. How do we know this? Well, a little faith in the universe can go a long way we think.
Although we can't help with much during this crazy time we do have a few tips for getting your wedding or deb dress altered when the time comes.
1. Get the low down from your dress vendor.
If you already paid that lovely gown off and you have it stored somewhere safe then this part won't apply to you. But if you haven't and your dress is still in the safe hands of your bridal store, then there is an important conversation to be had.
Keep in mind that small businesses are struggling quite a bit at the moment to stay afloat so if you have the means to pay off your gown and collect it then that's the best option. If there are storage costs offered to you remember that overheads are a killer when businesses are on hold, so this is the reason.
If you have cancelled your wedding and no longer need your dress then make sure to read the fine print of your contract with the store as both you and them have rights in these situations.
2. Chat with your alterations consultant
That's us! Most alterations places will be taking bookings for the future. Keep in mind, like in our case, we have had to close our doors a second time and might require some shuffling of appointments.
If your wedding is coming up soon despite COVID-19 then make sure to communicate that to us. We never want a brides to go without, so we will do what we can with the restrictions in place.
If you are having a ceremony but postponing the reception the consider if you need alterations right now or if that is something you can organise later when you will be moving around and partying in the dress.
3. Make deals and find a solution
Perhaps the most important lesson of this entire COVID-19 fiasco is patience and adaptability. Yes, this is easier preached than practised but it is something we have all had to do. So ask questions, make deals, compromise where you can and get creative. Maybe you are on the verge of inventing the newest coolest way of getting married!
4. Remember it will happen when it is meant to happen.
When all else fails, take a breath, relax and remember it will happen when this has all passed. You're in love and that won't change, you just have to celebrate it a little later than expected.
Stay safe and remember the Ginger Pins team is here to answer any questions or concerns you might have even during lockdown.