VIP Alterations

FAQs


How long will my dress take?

We advise leaving about three months between your first fitting and your big day or the date you need to collect your dress. We also offer a faster alteration service if needed and depending on the time of year (our busiest months are April, May, June and July), this service is chargeable with a 25% express fee.

How many fittings will I need?

We will always make sure you are completely happy with your dress. During your first fitting we will schedule your collection appointment, which will allow enough time for a further fitting, if needed. Bridal alterations often need 2 fittings and just make sure your dress will be perfect.

How do you work out costings?

We price our services – fitting, alteration and tailoring at £60 per hour. The amount we charge directly relates to how long it takes to complete your dress.

Do I pay fitting fees?

We charge a £60 fitting fee on top of alterations and any material costs. This covers an hour’s fitting, so if your consultation and dress-pinning only takes half an hour, we’ll only charge £30. Fitting appointments are a fantastic opportunity to not only discuss the fit of your dress but also how you will manage it on your wedding day e.g. in the evening.

What should I bring with me to the fitting?

Bring the undergarments and shoes you are planning to wear on your wedding day. Even a different pair of shoes with the same heel height may change your hemline! If you have any queries in regards to your undergarment depending on the type of your dress, please discuss this in your fitting appointment.

How far in advance do I need to book?

During our busiest time of year (between May and July), weekends and Wednesday evening appointments are very popular. We advise booking up to four weeks in advance to secure your slot.

Your Bridal family & benefits of using us

If any members of your bridal family need their outfit to be altered – groom, mother of bride or groom, father of bride or groom or bridesmaids – they are entitled to a free fitting being advised by one of our experienced fitting consultants.

Post Wedding Care

Yes, we offer post wedding bridal dress care – dry cleaning and boxing to be stored away – for one day – maybe for the next generation –  as well as free consultation to restyle your dress and maybe wear it as an evening dress.

Call us on 020 7498 4360, or email is on info@brideandalter.com,
for any questions.

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