Alterations


We have our own in-house seamstress and all alteration are carried out in-house. 

 

Alterations FAQ

How many fittings you'll need will all depend on the number of alterations required and how much your body has or has not change during that time. "The gown will start to take shape when we start pinning and tucking the fabric to the bride's body.  The alteration process can be complete in three fittings but "It’s important to remember that your wedding dress was ordered according to the largest measurement (between hips, bust, and waist), therefore, it is likely it will need some alteration at your first fitting appointment. Your final fitting will take place one to two weeks before you're wedding to ensure a perfect fit.

The first fitting will last approximately forty-five minutes as we begin to assess your dress and the alterations needed.  Following the first appointment, each subsequent fitting should take less time since the dress is getting closer and closer to the perfect fit.

Bridal alterations cost cover everything you'll need to make the dress fit you perfectly, therefore factor in between £150-£400 Make sure you factor in these costs before you buy your dress.

 

 

Wedding Dress Alteration Tips

 

To take the stress out of wedding dress alterations, it's best to buy your dress early, leaving plenty of time for fittings and alterations. Buy your dress 12 months before the wedding if possible (It can take between five /seven months from the time you order it to arrive in the boutique). we start fitting eight to 12 weeks before the wedding and a final fitting no later than one/two weeks before you're wedding. If you're making major changes to the design—reworking the corset or cups, for example then we need a few extra weeks.

 

 Your Anticipated Wedding Weight

 

Don't be tempted to order a dress several sizes too small as motivation as this can add undue stress, it's easier to take a slightly larger dress in than to let a smaller one out.

 

Don't Worry Too Much If You Lose or Gain Weight Once the Dress Arrives.

 

If your dress doesn't fit after you've ordered it, or even after it arrives, don't worry too much. "If a bride loses weight, the gown will be taken in at each fitting appointment until it fits perfectly. If a bride gains weight, we will ease the seams and release some extra fabric.

 

Whether you bought a larger dress to accommodate specific parts of your body, or you found a bargain on the perfect dress that wasn't your ideal fit, remember that this is what the dress alterations are for. If you do choose to purchase something outside of your typical size, don't forget that it is always better to purchase a gown in a larger size rather than a smaller size. We can always make a gown smaller, but it is harder to make a gown larger.

 

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Bring Your Wedding Shoes, Accessories, and Undergarments to Every Fitting

When attending your alteration appointment bring your shoes and underwear that you will wear on the day of the wedding in order to get the correct fit, its extremely important to wear exactly what you'll be wearing on your wedding day during the alteration process as this when you can see and feel what you will look like on the wedding day.

 

When we alter the hem, make sure to wear the shoes you'll wear at the wedding so you'll be the same height you will be on the big day.  (otherwise, you'll end up with an incorrect alteration).

 

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