May 25, 2017 Alterations - What to expect and how to prepare


It might be safe to assume that getting clothes altered isn't part of your regular day-to-day — maybe you’ve had the odd pair of pants taken in, or skirt hemmed? Well bridal alterations are not too far off, just add some pretty pieces and extra fem. Our alterations team have complied their top tips for keeping your dress fitting a stress-free zone. 

Most importantly 

Bring your wedding shoes. Or a pair of shoes that are the same height of your planned wedding shoes. The main alteration to a wedding dress is typically hemming the length, and not knowing how tall you'll be on the day will slow down the alterations process.

Who to bring?

Bring whoever will be assisting you into your gown on the big day for a lesson on how to tie the lace up back, bustle your dress, or tie a silk sash. They can't make it? Bring your phone and film the steps and techniques.


Try not to rush the alteration process. Expect 2-3 fittings, allowing yourself 3 weeks in-between appointments. Fittings tend to run as long as an hour, the seamstress needs time to make sure everything is perfect.

Veils veils veils 

No harm in just putting one on. You'll likely know instantly if veils are your thing.

What about a headpeice? 

You may not want to wear the veil the entire day, a headpiece makes for a nice transition into the less formal reception. And if you don't wear a veil, you might want a little something for the ceremony too!

The final fitting 

We recommend bringing all the jewellery and accessories you plan on wearing on your day.  This could be the last time you see the full look all together before the big day!



Schedule your alterations appointment with our team here.