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The Joy of Sewing & Embroidery Service
Biggest Suggestion is PLAN AHEAD! I Honestly can't STRESS this ENOUGH!
Brides it is best to find and order your dress 12 months in advance to allow for delays and the alteration process. For Prom it is best to shop over Christmas break but no later than the end of January.
Whether Bridal or Prom make your appointment as soon as you know what your dress is.
Sharing Is Caring! Remember these tips cover all formal attire!
In the event, you are one who typically has a hard time finding what you like, it is best to start shopping early. The further along you get into the Season your selection may be limited to style, size and color based on what is in stock or what can be ordered to arrive in time for alterations.
Prom: Some stores, as a courtesy, will not sell the same dress to another student going to the same Prom, thus having a classmate get to your dress first. Remember they do this so you aren't embarrassed with another classmate wearing the same dress. Which brings me to the next thing, have your class president set up a Prom page on Facebook for your school that is monitored by a staff member, like the guidance counselor or other adult. Be sure to note the restrictions clearly so there are no misunderstandings. "YES... You are more than welcome to share my posts to that page!"
Suggestion: "That you only post once you have bought the dress and that anyone posting the dress afterward will be the one having to make another choice." Several schools already do this and it has been helpful.
BRIDAL: Once you find your dress keep in touch with the bridal shop on its arrival. I recommend checking in with them monthly then every 2 weeks in the last 6 weeks of its delivery date.
KEEPING YOU IN THE KNOW FOR ALL GARMENT TYPES: In the past, I have had girls order a dress and find out that the company/supplier underestimated the demand, thus not getting their dream dress and having to shop for something else last minute. Simply put company/suppliers sometimes struggle to have dresses made to fulfill orders not only for Prom but for other formal events going on at that time. This can also be the case for bridesmaid dresses and even Wedding dresses. In some instances it can be weather related delays or delivery issues out of the company/suppliers control. This can result in added stress wondering whether you are going to get your dress in time and are you going to get it in time to get it altered, if needed. Planning ahead helps increase your chances of getting first pick over everything... your dress, appointments, photographer, flowers, limousine, and more making your Prom or Wedding a memorable one.
Remember scheduling is ALL On-Line and available 24/7 so please be sure to get your appointment scheduled sooner rather than later.
On Scheduler select Category -"ALTERATIONS" then select Service - "ALTERATIONS - FORMAL" for Prom, bridesmaid and other Formal events. This is a 30-minute appointment.
For Bridal Select Category - "ALTERATIONS" then - "ALTERATIONS - INITIAL BRIDAL CONSULTATION". This is a 90-minute appointment and fittings will be 45-minutes.
If you wait too late and there isn't an available appointment "Put yourself on WAIT LIST ASAP." The Wait List Saves Your Place In Line and it is "First Come/Submit, First Serve". (see Wait List tab on website for details)
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Scheduling Guides for all services BRIDAL, FORMAL, PROM, EVERYDAY/EMBROIDERY and CUSTOM WORK are all on the Scheduling page of my website to assist with planning.
Thank you for allowing me to better serve you. Updated Post #2 will be 10/25.