When you've found the suit of your dreams and it fits like a glove, it can be tempting to leave it as is. But even the best-fitting suit will benefit from a few key alterations to ensure that it looks and feels perfect on your wedding day. Here's a checklist of the most important alterations to consider for your wedding suit.

Hemming the Trousers

Your wedding trousers should graze the top of your shoes and have a slight break at the front. This sizing is a matter of personal preference, but you can start with trousers that are too long and then get them hemmed to the perfect length.

Be sure to leave enough fabric at the hem so you can let them out if necessary. And remember that your shoes will likely get scuffed during dancing, so don't go too short!

You can work with your tailor to find the perfect hem length for your trousers. So long as you have a general idea of what you want, your tailor can make the necessary adjustments to ensure your trousers are a perfect fit.

Taking in the Sides

Your wedding suit should be well-fitted to ensure that you look sharp and handsome for your big day. Unfortunately, off-the-rack suits often need some alterations to achieve the perfect fit. Among the most common alteration is taking in the sides, which can help slim down the appearance of the torso.

When the sides of your suit are too loose, it can make you look slouchy and unkempt. To avoid this, you'll want to ask your tailor to take in the sides of your suit jacket. This adjustment can give you a more streamlined look and help your suit fit better overall.

In some cases, the sleeves may also need to be shortened. This alteration is relatively simple and can make a big difference in how your suit looks and feels.

Letting Out the Jacket

If your tailored wedding suit is too tight in the chest or stomach, you'll be uncomfortable all day long. To let out your jacket, your tailor could add fabric to the side seams. This adjustment is a fairly simple alteration that any good tailor can do.

If your jacket is too long, your tailor can shorten it by removing the fabric from the bottom hem. This change may also require readjusting the sleeve length.

Shortening the sleeve length is a bit more difficult, as your tailor will have to remove fabric from the seam that attaches the sleeve to the body of the jacket. That means they'll also have to readjust the buttonholes.

If you're unsure whether your suit needs alterations, it's always best to err on the side of caution and consult with a professional. An experienced tailor will be able to assess your suit and make recommendations for alterations that can ensure a perfect fit. With their help, you can be sure that you'll look your best on your wedding day.

For more information, contact a company like Fifi's Bridal & Custom Tailoring.