Professional Tips On Your Wedding Dress Alteration

Congratulations on getting your dream dress for your big day. But we are not there quite yet. Most gowns need some sort of alteration, unless you are getting a couture or custom designed gown. For example, if you get a dress from our Elvet Collection, the scope of work can vary greatly, depending on how many changes need to be made. The most important thing to keep in mind is the more labor intensive the request, the more time and money you should allow for the process.

With the help of a professional seamstress, the dress will suit your figure perfectly.

Here are a few things you probably wanted to know yourself before you meet up with a seamstress.

When to go?

We always recommend you leave enough time to get your alteration right. Brides typically want to lose or gain weight and leave very tight timeline to find a good seamstress and get the dress done. Especially if you want some customizations to be done on your dress, you wanted to start early.

We recommend allowing two to three months from your first fitting to your last as an idea timeline to make all the alterations. A good seamstress typically gets booked very far in advance. We recommend you visit the seamstress and book her calendar in advance to ensure she has time for you when you are ready. Keep in mind that the amount of times you need to go for fittings depends on how much you are getting done to the gown. On average, brides go for two to three fittings.

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Where to go?

A bridal salon most likely get the dress alterations done there. It is important to find a good seamstress or tailor specializes in bridal gowns. It is not a job for a local dry cleaner. You could always ask the bridal salon or your friends for referrals. Wedding dresses have so many complex details - boning, hems, bustles and so on.

What to bring?

We recommend you bring your undergarments, like your spanx, bra (if you want to wear one), shoes and accessories to the second or third fittings. Also you could schedule your hair and make up trial before one of the fittings to ensure you like the overall look with the dress on. It is very important to envision your wedding day look and ensure you love it. If you don’t have the exact shoe you will be wearing, bring something similar in height.

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Who to take with you?

While you might have legions of bridesmaids, it might not be a good idea to bring everyone to your fittings, but consider inviting your mom, another trusted relative or friend who focuses on details to your fittings for their reliable opinion and another set of eyes. And make sure you have your maid of honor comes to the last fitting before you pick up your dress, so she could learn how to bustle your dress and how to help you get dressed on the day. Make sure she learns all the tricks to make you look at your best on the day.

It is also very helpful to record a video how the seamstress helps you get dressed from the start to the end. If you have too many bustles on your dress, take a piece of paper and draw a diagram to bring it with you on the day.You want your bustle to look exactly the same for the day.

What to expect

If your dress fits you perfectly already and you don’t want to do any customizations. It is perfect that you probably only need to get the hems done. But otherwise, seamstresses might need to rework with fabrics and opening up hems and can practically redesign a dress. For example, for a modest bride, we might need to add fabric, sleeves, or extra lace, beadings to the dress. Make sure you purchase extra fabric or lace or tell the tailor to match to the best she could.

2019 Most Beautiful and Comfortable Bridal Shoe Brands Guide 101 For Every Bride

Almost every bride needs a pair of beautiful and comfortable bridal shoes after they find their dream wedding dress. Here are the guide we gathered for you for 2019. Hope it will save you some time on finding a pair of shoes that you could wear at other occasions after the wedding, also can save your big day that you can still feel your feet towards the end of the day.

Questions we always get to ask:

  • Which brands are the most comfortable?

  • I am not very good at high heels, what shall I do?

  • I want baby heels, but also want to look pretty.

  • I will invest in a good pair of shoes, but I want them to go with my other outfits.

  • I will have an outdoor wedding on grass, how am I going to walk with high heels?

Don’t worry, you will find your answers.

First comes the first, let’s start with a beautiful and elegant pair, especially for an edgy, stylish and a modern bride.

Roger Vivier


Rene Caovilla

If you are like a model and have the most beautiful long and tanned legs and wanted some drama on your wedding day, this brand should be a must. And you can for sure wear them at any formal occasions after your wedding.


For a bride who is not very good with high heels like me, Rene also has baby chunky heels but with beautiful details that you could wear for your wedding day.


For a more classic and minimalist bride, this pair is elegant, classy, but have the glitter that you want.



This is what I call “Pineapple”. This brand is my favorite for comfortableness, as well as quality v.s. price. Their shoes are light-weighted, your feet will be fully supported. It will save your big day, plus it matches with a lot of other outfits. Whether you are looking for a pump, or a open-toe sandals, you can find some nice pairs.


Jimmy Choo

Of course we have to mention Jimmy Choo. Although it recently was bought by Michael Kors, this brand still takes over the bridal world because of the beautiful and elegant details that fills out every girls’ dream.


The pink glittered tulle suede pump is probably my favorite of 2019. Again for an edgy and funky bride.


Christian Louboutin

If you are very good with heels, you almost can’t go wrong with Louboutin shoes for your big day. They are bold, light-weighted and always brings all the attention to you on your big day. However, they are not the most comfortable bridal shoes. But they will make any causal outfit stands out even for an everyday wear.

Sophia Webster

This brand prices very reasonable for its look and quality. Bride who loves romance, ever dreams to be a princess at her wedding will enjoy these pairs very much.

Gianvito Rossi

Comfortable, comfortable and comfortable for a pair of high heels.


I did not type the brand wrong, but don’t worry, nobody could ever pronounce this brand. This pair might not be the most comfortable pair if you have a narrow feet. But if you want something vintage, this is your pair.

Tom Ford

He does everything perfectly, so I would imagine his shoes will do the same magic.

Alexandre Birman

Simple, elegant, it will look amazing on every outfit, and of course your wedding dress. I love the leather bow details.


Tips: If you are having your wedding outdoor on grass, the best options are wearing wedges or chunky heels, or buy a different sizes of plastic high heel protectors. So your heels will not sink on grass. Also you could provide those protectors for your unprepared guests too.

Also above shoe brands you could find on Net-a-porter and Modaoperandi. Have fun on shoe shopping.

Please like our instagram @jinzabridal, and you will find more useful information that hopefully will help your wedding planning process.

5 Rules for Accessorizing Your Wedding Dress

5 Rules for Accessorizing Your Wedding Dress

Your wedding dress is one of the most important fashion choices you will ever make – so it’s really expected of you to want everything about it to be perfect. However, do you know how to accessorize your wedding dress? With the right accessories, even the simplest white dress can turn into a huge fashion statement – and it can suit your style and personality more than anything you’ve ever worn.

The Wedding Dress: Honoring Tradition

The Wedding Dress: Honoring Tradition

JINZA and our team have been incredibly honored to create wedding dresses for brides from different cultures. We’ve had the opportunity to learn about so many different wedding customs, specifically about the dress style and color brides will choose according to their cultural, or religious traditions. White, red, sleeveless, or more more modest… we have done it all. We honor each tradition and unique culture.