It is best to have the dress, shoes, and undergarments (shapewear, underskirts, etc.) ready before your first fitting. This will speed up the process and let's us see exactly what adjustments need to be made.
We recommend getting started on your dress at least 8 weeks before your wedding. We know things are a little hectic right now, so we are able to work with shorter timeframes if needed.
**Due to a high volume of bookings, we would recommend setting up an appointment and starting your dress 10 - 12 weeks out from your wedding date!
Most dresses take 2 - 3 fittings before they are ready for pickup; design changes or complicated alterations may require more fittings. There is typically at least 10 to 20 days in between fittings.
We think brides have enough to stress about, and want to make our experience as stress free as possible! There are no cancellation or rescheduling fees, and we can help with any needed alterations not only for you, but for anyone in your bridal party as well.
The final fitting is typically scheduled in the last month before your wedding and / or desired pickup day. This is just a final try on to make sure everything fits perfectly before we close up your dress, and finish up any extra details, lace, or beading.
We schedule pickup days based on each brides preferences, although we do recommend the dress is picked up at least a week before the wedding. If we are steaming the dress, then pickup is typically scheduled the week of the wedding, to ensure any wrinkles don't have time to set in.
Embellishments - lace, beading, appliques, etc. We are able to remove and reattach any of these to work on seams that need to be adjusted underneath; the original design is kept so that any alterations are not noticeable.
Design changes - we are able to build up necklines, add sleeves, and make many other design changes that you might have in mind.
Bustles - big or small, we bustle them all! There are 3 - 5 common types of bustles, and we will show you which ones work best with your dress at your first fitting.
Pressing / Steaming - we can steam not only your dress, but anyone in your bridal party that has a dress that needs it. Ask for current rates when you are in for a fitting.
1. Payment - Payment is due up front, before we start working on your dress. We do this to minimize losses from brides that do not pickup their dress, so that we can keep our prices affordable!
2. Fees - The only time you would have an additional charge is if you choose to change something on your dress that was not previously discussed, which you would be informed about before any work was started.
There are no appointment cancellation / rescheduling fees, ever.