Alterations are provided on-site as a service for our customers only. While prices vary, the typical alterations fee for a bridal gown is between $385-$500. For bridesmaid dresses, basic alterations are capped at $115.00.
We strongly recommend scheduling your 1st fitting as soon as you can. Our appointments can book up to months in advance, so it's important to secure your fitting date in advance to guarantee availability.
We offer alterations during the following times. First, second & pick-up alterations appointments are all approximately 30 minutes.
WHEN DO I START MY ALTERATIONS?
Your first fitting should be between 4-6 weeks before the event date. Your pick-up appointment is scheduled according to your event date/.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING FOR MY ALTERATIONS APPOINTMENTS?
You will need your day-of shoes and any specific undergarments you plan on wearing, as well as your gown unless it is being stored at Here Comes the Bride
Consultation & 1st Fitting
You MUST bring your day-of shoes & any undergarments you plan on wearing the day of the wedding.
Your shoes are very important so that the seamstress can hem your dress correctly.
During this time, the seamstress will consult with you one on one to discuss your vision of the dress. Step by step the seamstress will then pin the dress where it needs to be altered. Typically only one fitting is required. In the case that we need to separate the process, we will schedule a 2nd fitting accordingly.
At the end of the first fitting you will be given a total price for your alterations and schedule your final pickup appointment.
final PICKUP fitting
Final pickup fittings are scheduled one to two weeks before the wedding date. Your dress will be completely finished at your final pickup fitting. You will try on your dress one last time with us to ensure it is fitting you correctly. If any small adjustments need to be made, we can typically finish those while you wait. If there is any adjustment needed that requires more work, we can schedule another fitting at your convenience.
Pressing your dress and spot cleaning is included in the alterations fee and is done for you at your final pickup. This is why we schedule your pick up appointment a week or two before the wedding date, so that your dress will be nice and crisp.
Once your alterations payment is taken care of, you can take your gown home.