The best-designed dresses need some adjustments, and our in-store experts can alter your garment so it fits like it was made for you. Getting a flawless fit is easier than you think. Here’s what to expect at your alterations appointment, along with answers to the most popular questions.
WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY ALTERATIONS?
Timing is everything—we recommend making the appointment for your first fitting when you purchase your dress. An alterations specialist will assist you with your specific timeline.
HOW CAN I PERSONALIZE MY DRESS?
We can make your gown one of a kind with a variety of options:
- Sleeves: Add your choice of sleeves—cap, short, or long—to any strapless wedding dress.
- Corset backs: Swap a zipper closure for one that laces up (and gives extra breathing room).
- Bustles: Create a different look for the reception by lifting up your train with a bustle.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE FIRST FITTING?
First fittings take about half an hour for wedding dresses and bridesmaid or formal dresses. You’ll try on your dress, and a specialist will pin it to show you the best alterations for an ideal fit. For wedding dresses with a train, you’ll see bustle options.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY FITTINGS?
To ensure the perfect fit, bring the bra, slip, shapewear, and shoes you plan to wear with your dress. The right lingerie can change everything.
HOW MUCH WILL ALTERATIONS COST?
Pricing varies based on the complexity of the alterations, so we’ll need to see you in the garment first. Additional charges apply to rush orders needed within 14 days.
WHAT ABOUT PRESSING?
Another service we offer is steaming/pressing of your wedding gown and veil after the dress has been altered. We usually steam the dress the week of your wedding. We also steam bridesmaid dresses.