Wedding Dress Alterations and Fitting

In-house Fittings and Alterations Service

For brides that have purchased their gowns from us, we offer an in-house wedding dress alterations and fitting service. We have two very skilled bridal seamstresses who have been working on wedding dresses for a combined total of over 30 years!

The time you spend with your seamstress is precious and will make all the difference to how your gown will ultimately look.

Your fitst bridal fitting will take place 6-8 weeks before your wedding.

All of dresses are made to order and not made to measure. This means that they are made to specific size and not to your specific measurements. You are therefore very likely to require the gown to be fitted to your body.

The number of fittings required may vary. Most brides require 2-3 fittings to ensure a perfect fit.

Providing your measurements do not change, we only charge for the finished job, not the number of fittings.

Things to remember

Please try to limit the number of people you bring to your fittings – past experience has taught us that scissors, pins, and small children don’t mix! We ask you to try to avoid bringing small children to your fittings.

Each time you come for a fitting it is essential to bring your bridal shoes and the lingerie (if required) you will be wearing on the day. The fitting cannot be carried out without them, as they will naturally alter the fit of the gown.

Fitting Times

Our fitting times are Mondays to Fridays 9.15am- 4pm. We do not offer a fitting service on a Saturday as the shop can get very busy and there is always a risk to your gown when people are milling around. We prefer a quiet relaxed environment for you and us.

Please allow about an hour for a fitting.

Bridal and Occasion Wear Alterations – Charges Guide 

Bridal 
Hem – Straight Plain £75
Hem – Detailed, Lace or Full Skirt £120-£250
Lift shoulders £35
Shorten Straps £30
Lingerie catches £15
Sleeves – shorten £34-£45
Bodice
Take in/let out £75-£120
Other
Bra lifts £30
Bustle up train £30-£60
Petticoats
Small hoop £55
Adjustable waist petti £55
Net petti with hoop £80
Fishtail with hoop £90
Occasionwear
Hem £40-£55
Lift shoulders £30-£40
Take in/let out £45-£65
Travel boxes for Air Travel/Storage
Small £70
Standard £80
Extra Large £95
(not suitable for air travel)

This is a quick reference guide only; accurate quotes will be given at time of fitting.

Our seamstresses are also able to do other bespoke adjustments as required.