The Alterations Process
Most people are not accustomed to having their clothing altered. For many brides, their wedding gown may be the first and only piece of clothing they have altered.
The process is often unfamiliar to brides, but we are here to help. As a service to brides who purchase special order wedding dresses at our salon, we offer alterations. We are here to guide brides through the process of alterations, but we also like to remind them that it is, in fact, a process. Wedding dresses require special care, and they also require adjustments, readjustments, and patience.
Brides are not obligated to have their alterations done here, and those who live far away are certainly encouraged to find a place that is most convenient. However, we do have a staff of highly skilled seamstresses with decades of experience working on wedding dresses.
What to Expect in Alterations
Should brides choose to do alterations with us they can expect to have an average of 3 to 5 dress fittings. Our alterations costs are based on what work each wedding dress needs. This means the price varies from gown to gown and from bride to bride. It is important for brides when choosing a gown to discuss with their consultant what to expect from alterations. While it is hard to give an exact cost, they can help brides budget for the upcoming charges.
We generally recommend that brides begin their alterations 6 to 8 weeks prior to their wedding. During alterations it is important that brides remember to bring their shoes and undergarments to each fitting, and they can expect each appointment to last about an hour depending on how much work needs to be done.
During each appointment brides are paired with a seamstress and a special alterations consultant who is there to help address any concerns, answer any questions, and offer advice on what needs to be done.
Our alterations consultants are also accessories experts. They can help brides find the perfect veil, jewelry, or other accessories to complete their bridal look.
Full-Service from Start to Finish
From start to finish we provide our brides with excellent service. We follow them from the moment they say yes to the dress all the way until that special day when their gown fits perfectly and is pressed and ready to go.