We schedule 3 appointments about 6 – 8 weeks before your wedding, the total process of alterations usually takes about 4 – 6 weeks. It is best to schedule your first appointment when you order your dress. This way you have a better chance of booking before we are full!
At the first appointment, we assess the necessary alterations, and pin the gown appropriately.
It’s essential you bring your shoes that you will be wearing with your dress on the day of your wedding, as this is how we measure for your hem and bustle. Please bring your shoes to all of your following appointments as well.
Your second appointment takes place approximately two weeks after your first. At this point the dress will have been sewn as pinned.
If everything fits as intended and no further adjustments are needed, you are set to take the dress home! Often enough, however, we find a few more issues that need to be addressed, which we will pin, and in the following 2 weeks, sew, in time for your third appointment.
At the third appointment, you’ll try the dress on to confirm it fits. After which you can finally take it home! We like to make this last appointment 2 weeks before your wedding or before the day you are leaving if you are traveling.