It is best to have the dress, shoes, and undergarments (shapewear, underskirts, etc.) picked out before your first fitting. This will speed up the process and let's us see exactly what adjustments need to be made, and should be brought to every fitting.
We recommend getting started on your dress at least 8 weeks before your wedding. Shorter timeframes can be accommodated based on availability. Call anytime we are open to set up an appointment - 208.853.1184.
**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 are typically at least 10 to 20 days in between fittings.
We think brides have enough to stress about, and want to make your 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.
Lace / beaded dresses with minimal changes such as straps, adding a bustle, adding bra cups, or steaming can fit into this price range.
Unadorned dresses with minimal to moderate changes such as hemming or side / bust fit adjustments can also fit in this price range.
Lace / beaded dresses with moderate changes such as hemming, taking in / letting out the sides, or reshaping the bust can fit into this price range.
Unadorned dresses with moderate to extensive changes such as sizing up or down more than two sizes, wide hems, or any custom additions can also fit into this price range.
Lace / beaded dresses with extensive changes such as difficult hemming, extensive side adjustments / embellishments, or difficult reshaping of the bust or neckline can fit into this price range.
Unadorned dresses with extensive changes such as customizations or extensive fit changes can also land into this price range.
These prices are only ballpark ranges of what dress alterations may cost - for an exact quote, we would need to see how the dress fits on you in person, and discuss what changes we would be making. Please set up a free consultation if you would like a more accurate price before your first fitting.
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 or corsets, 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 unclaimed dresses, so that we can keep our prices affordable!
2. Fees - The only time you would have an additional charge is if you choose to make additional changes, or add any additional services (such as steaming) to your dress.
There are no appointment cancellation / rescheduling fees.