Bridal Boutique of Arizona offers in-house alterations with Arizona’s most experienced and professional alteration specialists.
Weddings are the only time most women have a garment they wear tailored just for them and fits absolutely flawlessly. That is one of the reasons our gowns are so special to our brides. To make the process as easy as possible, we offer in-house alterations to achieve the perfect fit in a stress-free and convenient environment. One-on-one fittings take place in our boutique with alteration specialists who have over 30 years of experience and have worked with hundreds, if not thousands, of brides and wedding gowns.
How long does the alterations process take?
We recommend starting your alterations when your gown arrives or 8-12 weeks prior to the wedding date. Some gowns require multiple fittings to ensure your desired fit. Even if your gown does not require many alterations, we always suggest starting the alterations process as soon as possible to alleviate any last-minute stress as your wedding day approaches.
How much do alterations cost?
The cost of alterations varies from gown to gown and is not included in the price of your gown. In general, the majority of brides spend between $200 and $600 on alterations. When you select your gown, your bridal stylist can help give you an idea of what your gown might need in terms of alterations, and an estimate will be fine-tuned during your first fitting after your dress arrives.
How should I prepare for my first fitting?
- It is important to bring your exact wedding shoes to your first fitting so your seamstress can determine the changes needed to hem your gown.
- If you have an idea of which undergarments you will be wearing on your wedding day, please bring those with you to your first fitting. If you need help figuring out which undergarments will work best with your gown, the seamstress can give you advice about that.
- If you have any heirloom jewelry or keepsake items that you know you will be wearing for your wedding, please bring those items with you. Our seamstresses and bridal stylists can help you incorporate these special items into your wedding day look, for example by stitching a small piece of fabric from your mother’s wedding gown into the lining of your gown for your “something old”, or sewing a piece of ribbon into your hem for your “something blue”!
What should I expect during my first fitting?
During your first fitting you get to see and try on your own wedding dress for the first time! The alteration specialist will see how everything fits and give you an idea of which alterations will be needed. She will pin the dress while you’re wearing it and talk through all the next steps with you. During your first fitting, you will also have the opportunity to try on veils, hair accessories and jewelry to choose accessories that complement your gown and so you can see how everything will look together. Remember, there can be additional fitting depending on complexity of work needed.