All About Alterations

Go a bit bigger when purchasing your gown. It's a lot simpler to take a dress in up to 2-6 sizes (without compromising the look or design) than to try and let it out. Why? It’s because most manufacturers do not leave enough excess material to let the dress out.

Also, it's important to note, wedding dresses are often sized a bit smaller than you expect! (Ex: If you are a street size 6 then you will need to go a couple sizes up depending on the largest part of the body) This means if your top is bigger than your hips you would go by the top sizing or if your hips are larger than your top then you should go by your hip sizing when purchasing a wedding dress.

1. Find the Right Professional

Do your research and try to find someone who knows how to do wedding dress alterations. Please be cautious when finding someone. (We can also give you alterations advice!)

2. Keep Some Budget Aside

Keep some room in your wallet for alterations! Alterations can start from about $300 but can easily reach to well over $1,000 if major design changes are required.

3. Your Alterations Timeframe

Please plan ahead for wedding dress alterations! They typically take 3 to 4 months prior to your bridal portraits or wedding date. You will need about 3 to 5 fittings depending on the work that needs to be done on your wedding dress.

Alteration Questions

We've got decades of experience with alterations so are confident we can point you in the right direction! Message us below and we will get back to you within 1 to 2 business days.

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