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Bridal 

Alterations

Your guide to a perfect fit on your big day!

NOW TAKING BRIDAL ALTERATIONS APPPOINMENTS FOR 2023 WEDDINGS!

(We currently do not have openings for Full Bridal Alterations 2/18/23- 5/13/23. Please contact us for any May 2023 wedding inquiries.) 

We currently dont have any openings for Full Bridal Alterations for the remainder 2022.

Speedy Services may be available for bridal gowns without lace or beading. Contact us for more info or to join our Full Bridal Alteration Waitlist.

  • Appointment openings fill up fast and should be scheduled in advance to lock in services. Fitting appointment request can be made here

  • Bridal Alterations take 4-6 weeks with 3-5 fittings.

  • Bridal 1st Fittings should be scheduled no sooner than three months in advance, but not less than 6 weeks before.

  • Complimentary consultations are available for Brides interested in receiving a quote and timeline before scheduling. 

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Consultation

Fitting Time:
30-45 mins

Alterations Time:
No Alterations

What to Bring:
Dress
Undergarments
Shoes
Questions

Consultations serve as a preliminary viewing of garments so client and seamstress have an educated expectation of cost, labor, and timeline. We will discuss the process and answer any questions. If you haven't already scheduled a 1st fitting, one can be scheduled at this time. Reservations for Bridal Alterations are not saved till a 1st fitting is scheduled.  It is highly recommended to schedule your 1st Fitting for 6- 8 weeks prior to your wedding and arrangements (reservations) be made 4- 6 months in advance. Keep in mind most establishments require earlier and longer timelines. So if you are still shopping around for a seamstress, I strongly advise a consultation far before my recommended time frame.

Consultation/ 1st Fitting

Fitting Time:
1 hour

Alterations Time:
2 weeks

What to Bring:
Dress
Undergarments
Shoes
Deposit Payment

Consultations are often performed at the 1st fittings if there wasn't a prior consultation. There will be an assessment of alterations, cost, construction, and timeline. 

Alterations and fittings are performed top to bottom. So naturally the 1st Fitting is typically Bodice Work, Straps, Bra Cups, etc. Its is extremally important to bring all undergarments and your shoes for this fitting. Examples of undergarments are shapewear, strapless bra, corset bra, etc. If you are unsure on what undergarments are necessary, please schedule a consultation prior to your 1st fitting to discuss your options with a seamstress. 

 

*If you choose to leave your bridal gown for alterations estimated at $200+, a deposit of $100 is due at this point. For all other alterations, payments are not due till the final fitting. You will then schedule your follow up appointments.

2nd & 3rd Fitting

Fitting Time:
30 mins.- 1 hour

Alterations Time:
1-2 weeks each

What to Bring:
Undergarments
Shoes

Most but not all bridal gowns and formals require a 2nd and/or 3rd fitting. At this point you retry on your garment after its first round of alterations have been complete. During this time we fix any minor adjustments with a bodice, like lace placements.

The hem (length) of your dress and Bustle are typically pinned at this point  Again, it is extremely important you bring your undergarments and shoes with you to your fitting. You are now fit for another round of alterations, typically hems and bustle. You will then schedule your final fitting.

Final Fit/ Pick-up

Fitting Time:
30 mins.+

What to Bring:
Undergarments
Shoes
Balance Payment
Entourage
White Sheet



 

Prior to the final fitting all alterations, pressing and/or steaming, and all details are finalized. You will then try on the garment for final review and final payments are due.

Final Fit Guidelines for Brides:

  • Bring along who ever you plan to help you into your gown on your big day, so you can practice getting you into your gown and assembling your bustle.

  • Make sure there is enough room in your vehicle for your dress.

  • Bring along a white sheet to help transport the dress. Typically shoving the entire garment back into a garment bag will cause creases in the fabric.

  • Have a planned designated location to store your dress till the big day.

Post Wedding

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Storing Your Dress

  • Hang your dress by it's hangar loops in Non-Woven Polypropylene or Muslin Garment Bag. Non-Woven Polypropylene protects from dirt and dust. Muslin is non-acidic, moth resistant and provides a buffer against light, humidity and contamination. If one was not provided with your gown, both garment bags can be found in the shop.

  • Whether you have plans to save or consign your dress, have it cleaned as soon as possible. It's okay to wait till after your honeymoon to dry clean your dress. Just don't wait too long. Your sweat and natural body oils can stain and eventually break down the fabric. 

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