When do I schedule Bridal Alterations?
A1: We recommend reaching out and making arrangements as soon as you say yes to the dress. We book 4-6 months out in the off-season and 6-10 months out in peak season. Your 1st appointment is usually arranged approximately 8 weeks prior to your wedding.
What Bridal services do you offer?
A2: Saylor Sewing offers a variety of bridal alterations including bodice alterations, hemming, bustle, straps, custom modifications, gown & veil steaming, and accessories. For more information on our services, please visit our bridal service page.
Can you steam my gown?
Q3: Yes, we provide complimentary steaming with full bridal services. Steaming services are also available as a la carte or add-ons for brides needing minimal or no alterations.
What do I bring to my Bridal Fittings?
A4: You're required to bring your undergarments (strapless bra, corset, shapewear, petticoat, etc.) and shoes to each fitting. You're also welcome to bring any accessories to try on.
We recommend bringing cash or a check to your final fitting for payment. Card transactions will be subject to a 3% surcharge.
For a full guide on what to bring to each fitting, please visit our Bridal Guide page.
What is the cost of Bridal Alterations?
A5: The cost of alterations is determined by the construction of the gown, the amount of detail, and the alterations needed. On average Full Bridal Alterations cost $500 total but can cost up to $900 for gowns with a lot of detail such as lace and beading.
What is the difference between a Bridal Consultation and a Bridal 1st Fitting.?
A6: A Bridal Consultation is the perfect way to get started on your wedding dress journey. It is a preliminary meet-and-greet so you and the seamstress can have a clear, educated expectation on cost, labor, and timeline. During this appointment, the gown will be tried on to properly assess it, but please note that no pinning, measuring, or alterations will take place. We help you determine the necessary alterations and undergarments needed. There is no commitment to chose us as your Bridal Alterations Specialist.
A Bridal 1st Fitting is the first step in our bridal alteration process. During the fitting we will begin pinning and making adjustments to fit your dress to perfection. You will need to have all undergarments and shoes for this fitting.
How long do alterations take?
A7: Full bridal alterations typically take 5-8 weeks while a la carte alterations can take 2-6 weeks. We recommend not waiting until 8 weeks prior to your wedding to reach out to us. Our quick turn around is a result of our calculated scheduling, however, this does not guarantee availability close to your wedding date. Additionally, there is a rush fee for bridal alterations with less than 10 weeks notice. Please contact us for more information.
Can you alter the groom, groomsmen, bridesmaid, and MOB/G attire?
A8: Yes! We can alter everyone's outfits including the bride, groom, guest and the entire bridal party. We have a wide range of talented seamstresses that specialize in men's wear, formals, and everyday garments.
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