Alterations

Since we alter only wedding gowns and formal wear, we are specialists. In other words, your local dry cleaner, friend or part time seamstress might not know the intricacies of formal wear. Wedding gowns have so many complex details. From boning to hems and bustles, it is best to use a professional who has seen and worked on such gown components in the past. Our full-time alterations experts have over 25 years of formal wear experience. She is a joy to work with and a perfectionist in her work as well.

WHAT TO BRING

When you’re ready for alterations, bring your gown, shaping undergarments (slips, bustier, etc), shoes, and accessories. With all of the pieces in place, it will be easier to envision your overall wedding day look. You should have your shaping undergarments and shoes on hand in order to obtain the proper fit and length of your gown. And, your hair accessories or veil will help ensure you have the right balance.

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

Many gowns need at least some sort of alteration but keep in mind your alteration can vary greatly, depending on how many changes need to be made. But if your expectations are in order you should be ready for your wedding day with a gown that fits flawlessly. Our expert seamstress, with her 25 years’ experience is used to reworking fabrics, opening seams, and can practically redesign a dress. She can add sleeves, change necklines, add accessories and embellishments to customize any gown.

COST OF ALTERATIONS

Please note, quotes for alterations will only be performed in-house and we will be happy to give you an idea of the cost after your consultation with your seamstress. You should expect an average of $150-$500 alterations cost to be sure your dress fit just right for your big day. Appointments are required. A deposit is required to start your alterations. Balance is due and payable at the time that you pick up your gown after the work has been completed. To schedule your appointment, call us at 360-314-6018.

For more information, read Alterations FAQ’s.

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