Found the perfect dress?

We'll ensure that whatever the style or fabric

Your dream dress will look perfect in every way

or maybe looking to create or adapt one



Consultation Times: Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri and Sat from 09am-06pm 
Enquire and book by email


For cancellations call 020 7498 4360. Consultations cancelled later than 24 hours before the actual appointment might be charged.


Remember when ordering a bridal gown online that sizing can differ from UK. We take your measurements to place your order. #onlinebridalshopping #onlinebridal #takingmeasurements #orderingmyweddingdress #thatsthedressiwant #perfectbridal #bridalalterations brideandalter photo
Last day in 2022 - 17/12/22
First day in 2023 - 14/01/22
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Most wedding dresses need alterations, some more than others. In all cases, we recommend having the alterations by professionals to ensure the best fit for your wedding day!

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We are incredibly busy; do you get married this summer? Make sure you book your bridal alterations early enough to allow us enough time to get your wedding dress ready for your wedding date. #gettingmarried #weddingdress #bridalalterations #perfectdress
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Happy Easter to our wonderful brides, partners, and staff!

We are closed on God Friday and Easter Monday.

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Are you looking for an alteration partner for the next bridal season? We tailor our services to your needs. Bride & Alter has partnerships with many bridal designers and stockists in London. Please get in touch with our team to discuss how we can best support you.




‘Bride & Alter were wonderful – amazing work on my wedding dress and they made the whole process enjoyable and calm. Would highly recommend.’

‘I can’t thank you again for everything you did for me and my dress. It fitted perfectly and made my day even more magical!’ 

We love this picture of Johanna and her sister! So much fun!

⏰ We offer a 25% discount on alteration costs to bridesmaids and all members of the bridal party!

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Dress @whiteclosetbridal @alenaleenabridal ✨

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💡How much does it cost to shorten my bridal gown?

Because there are so many different types of bridal styles, finishes and fabrics, we provide only rough estimates before seeing your dress to understand the construction. We decide in your consultation what works best for your dress to achieve the best outcome and maintain the original finish.

Depending on the bridal style, wedding skirts can have countless layers to add volume, opacity and depth to a bridal look. Occasionally, they only have one layer. We shorten wedding dresses from the hem and the waistline. We unpick and reapply lace trims to maintain a beautifully scalloped hem line. Embellished fabrics often need to be finished by hand to secure the detail.

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🪡 Throwback 2022 - impressions of our workroom. Our team is here to support you with bridal alterations in 2023 to make your wedding dress perfect!

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Revisiting 2022 - we loved Aislinn’s @aibbank wedding arrangements so much that we occasionally need to review them, showing some of her beautiful wedding photographs.

Dress @savinlondon @alicemaybridal
Bridal and bridesmaid dress alterations @brideandalter
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Hair @wildflower.dublin
Makeup @amanda.tironi

To polish your bridal look and perfectly align your wedding dress to your body shape.❤️ It makes all the difference! So, this is a reminder to keep a budget for bridal alterations when you plan your wedding.

💡 Most bridal stores offer bridal wear made-to-order and order a wedding dress closest to your dress size.

But only a few of us have a body shape that perfectly fits one size. So, when you collect your dress, you will notice that the dress fits well in some areas but might need to be tighter in others. We align all measurements to make your wedding dress fit you perfectly.

? Are you considering buying a sample dress, a second-hand, a vintage or would like to wear a family heirloom for your wedding? Again, we need to fit the dress on you for it to look perfect.

? What is couture bridal? Couture bridal is made for you and carries your body measurements. Couture is more expensive, and most finishes are done by hand.

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Make your bridal look personal and unique; our team can create beautiful accessories for you. DM or email us to enquire

📸 Violeta is working on a scarf in ivory silk appliqué.

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Bride & Alter, the sister company of Design & Alter, is one of London’s leading wedding dress and bridal alterations services, based in Battersea. Having established our profession for over 25 years, we are a dedicated team of highly skilled and experienced fitting consultants, seamstresses, dressmakers and tailors trusted by London’s leading bridal designers with their wedding dress alterations.

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