Bridal Gown Alterations
What to bring and timeline
If you’ve found that perfect bridal dress, congratulations! Now comes the most important part: alterations for a perfect fit. After all, weddings are all about the bride! When everyone turns to watch you come down the aisle, a tailored dress will make you shine. We hope these tips and the checklist below will prove helpful as you prepare for your big day. And, remember to consider fittings for attendants, mothers and others.
What you wear during your alteration will have a major impact on your fitting. We strongly encourage all of our brides to bring the exact items they plan to wear on their big day. Those items may include shoes, accessories, undergarments and your veil.
Note: to ensure your gown stays in pristine condition, please refrain from any spray tans prior to the fitting.
Upon arrival, brides will immediately get into their dress and the alterations will get underway! Our expert seamstress will work with you to pinpoint different areas that need adjustments, as well as break down the pricing in detail.
Once the fitting is complete, we’ll schedule your final fitting date a month out from the wedding.
We want your gown to fit you like a glove, but it also needs to function how you want it to on your big day. Here are considerations for brides during their appointment:
While we don’t limit how many people can come, please note our fitting rooms comfortably fit one person inside with the bride and three outside the changing room. Any additional participants would have to stand.
Our fittings are intentionally broken into two parts: tailoring and then fine-tuning. At the final fitting, our team will be able to make adjustments to take in or let out the dress as needed. There could be an extra charge if the dress needs significant alterations.
We know where you decide to get your dress altered is a big decision, which is why we offer the first fitting as a free consultation. Just because you book one appointment doesn’t mean you’re locked in. We want you to be comfortable with your decision, and we look forward to earning your business!
If you would like us to clean and preserve your dress after the wedding, just bring it back in. We offer a careful inspection, hand cleaning and careful packing.
Weddings are all about the bride, so the more planning you do, the less stress on that magical day. Here are some suggestions:
– Carlee F.
When it comes to preserving your gown, we employ a three-step process that’s second to none.