It is never too early to start the alterations process, especially if you are getting married in the summer or fall, as that is the busiest time for seamstresses to work on dresses. The sooner you are able to schedule your fittings, the better. This gives you plenty of time for your first fitting to be completed so that the seamstress will have plenty of time to work on your dress before your second and third fittings.
The best timeline for scheduling your alterations is as follows: The first fitting will be right after your dress arrives, the second fitting will be a month or so before your wedding, and the third and final fitting will be the week before your wedding. If additional fittings are necessary for custom changes, those will be scheduled in between your other fittings.
Yes, of course! We have a list of recommended seamstresses in the area that we would be happy to share with you! There is no difference in price for a bride or bridesmaids that did purchase their dress at Blue Bridal Boutique versus those that did not purchase at our boutique.
Please, be sure to bring your shoes. The seamstress cannot accurately pin your hem without knowing the heel height you are planning to wear on the day of your wedding! If you cannot decide on the right pair of shoes until your first fitting, bring a few options to try on and your seamstress will help you decide which pair will be the best. Please also bring the undergarments you are planning to wear, whether that be shape-wear, a bra, or a bustier. If you choose not to bring a bra, that is completely fine. The seamstress will typically sew bust cups into the dress.
Each appointment is normally scheduled for one hour. This gives the seamstress time to explain the process, go over the pricing and cost estimation, and discuss travel recommendations. If you believe that you will be at least 15 minutes late the day of your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule, as appointments are booked back-to-back in order to accommodate as many brides as possible.
Each seamstress will have their own schedule with limited availability. We do recommend that you schedule your fittings in advance, so that you may choose the day and time that works best for you before the schedule fills up with appointments.
Each dress an d each body is different, so we recommend speaking with your seamstress about their average costs before scheduling a fitting. An exact price quote will not be given until you are in the dress and the seamstress is able to pin it to determine the exact alterations estimate. Pricing for alterations typically ranges from $400-$800 on average. The most costly part of alterations is doing the hem, which usually starts around $300 for any dress. If you would like to try to avoid doing a hem, be sure to bring a variety of heel heights to your first fitting, so you can see if that would be possible. Keep in mind that elaborate beading and lace re-application can heighten the costs for your alterations.
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Many times, yes! Alterations for bridesmaids usually range between $60-$200, which typically includes a hem and taking in the sides. If you only need one or the other, the costs can be significantly decreased.
You have finally found your dream wedding dress, congratulations! Now, it’s time to talk about making sure it fits you perfectly! Alterations will be necessary to ensure your dress fits you flawlessly. To ensure the perfect fit, your seamstress will make estimates during your first fitting and decide with you what changes will be best for your wedding dress to fit you just as you have imagined. As soon as the wedding dress arrives, you will want to schedule your first, second, and third fittings, so that you may choose the dates that are the most convenient for your schedule.
- tiffany t.
Blue Bridal had an amazing selection and I was able to find the dress of my dreams there. Alterations were affordable, and they even had a Sip & Style event where I could try on my dress, get my hair done and sip on champs! Whoop Whoop! Thank you ladies ALL so much you were so nice and accommodating! It was truly a wonderful experience and the dress was a stunner!
"It was truly a wonderful experience and the dress was a stunner!"
I can’t say enough about this bridal salon! Not only did they have a huge number of options, but they really get to know your style. They provide you with so many dresses to try on and make you feel like royalty. They are so sweet and I can’t thank them enough for helping me find my dream dress.
"I can't say enough about this bridal salon."