Alterations are provided on-site as a service for our customers only. Our talented seamstress has over 25 years of experience in bridal gown alterations & customizations and will make you look and feel great on your big day! While pricing varies depending on what specifically needs to be done to your dress, the typical alterations fee for a bridal gown is between $400-$550. Please note that professional pressing is included.
We also offer accessories such as a bridal hoop skirts, cups and more to complete your look.
For bridesmaid dresses, basic alterations (strap adjustment, take-in, hem, adding bra cups) the alterations fee is between $55-$115.
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 5-8 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
*You MUST bring your day-of shoes & any undergarments you plan on wearing the day of the wedding.
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. While prices vary, the typical alterations fee for a bridal gown is between $385-$500. You will be given an invoice that highlights what exactly is being done to your dress. The price is based on the specific alterations of the dress and is non-negotiable.
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 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. Please try and bring a friend or family member who will be there the day of your wedding so that we can show them how to get you day-of ready and bustle up your dress.
Once your alterations payment is taken care of, you can take your gown home.
*Your hem is dependent on the height/platform of your shoes.
For alterations appointments, please call the store at 630-261-9950