WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
First you said YES to your perfect guy, now the dress of your dreams has arrived! Next up, you must find the right shoes to wear with your gorgeous dress and then you are ready for alterations! We recommend starting alterations no later than 2-3 months before your ‘wear date.’ Planning to do portraits? Your ‘wear date’ will be your portrait date. Otherwise, your ‘wear date’ is your wedding date. Have a quick turn around? Give us a call!
HOW LONG DO ALTERATIONS TAKE?
The total alterations process generally takes 6-8 weeks, with an average of 3 fittings. Custom alterations and vintage restorations require a longer timeline and more fittings, which will vary based upon the project. Rush options are available for an additional fee. In a rush? Call us so we can talk through the details!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENTS?
You should bring the shoes you plan to wear with your gown to every appointment. Also, bring any specific undergarments you have purchased. If you are uncertain of what undergarments you want, we stock a variety of options for purchase at the store, please see our experience page for more info. Remember, a change in shoes or undergarments will result in a change in the fit of your gown, so it’s important to remain consistent and use the same ones for each fitting. Some brides also like to bring their veil, jewelry, etc. to their final appointment so they can see the completed look.
WHO SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENTS?
Make sure to bring your ‘decision makers’ to the appointment. Whether it be your mom or your bestie, decision makers are the people whose opinion you value most and who will make you feel like your most confident and beautiful bridal self! If your decision maker is unable to make it to the appointment, we are happy to help you video chat with them, so they can be a part of the experience!
If you would like to bring your whole bride squad we would LOVE to have them, and we have plenty of room to accommodate your group! Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you plan to bring more than 2 people, so that we can have space ready and champagne chilled! We recommend your bride tribe come to the final fitting, so they can learn how to do your gown’s bustle (and of course ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over how fab you look!).
HOW MUCH DO ALTERATIONS COST?
Every gown, just like every bride, is unique. An exact quote for your specific gown will require a consultation first, but we promise it’ll be fun to try on your dress with us (and to take your first steps toward bridal bliss)! On-site consultations are $50. Prefer to see a snapshot of our general pricing? Check out our Menu of Services here.