Every bride who purchases a dress with us is offered an experienced bridal dressmaker, to ensure the perfect fit. Many of our dressmaker’s have been altering bridal dresses for over 30 years and are extremely talented. Some dresses can be customised, adding a sleeve or bespoke jacket. We have an in-house alterations service, which is booked on first-come-first served basis, thus giving our brides who buy in advance the priority of using this service. Alternatively we have three other dressmakers, based in Cambridge, Bury St. Edmunds and Newmarket. Alterations are not included in the price of a dress as you’re paying for the dressmaker’s time, experience and skill set. An alterations quote is given at time of sale and then more specifically at your initial appointment with the dressmaker. If using one of our recommended dressmaker’s please allow a minimum of eight weeks for your bridal fittings.
Most brides have 3-4 fittings to ensure the perfect fit. We can offer a quicker alterations service for an additional express fee. You are not locked into using our dressmakers, you can purchase a dress from us and source your own seamstress but we cannot be expected to rectify any mistakes they make.
We can still offer or recommend our bridal seamstress to alter your dress, even if bought on-line, from a vintage shop or another bridal boutique. The consultation fee is £20, refundable against the cost of your alterations. Alterations can include: hand-beading, adding straps, making jackets, take ins, hems, sewing in bra cups, bustles, tightening shoulders, adding lace, making bespoke matching veils, sewing on a belt, adding accessories & dress cleaning if the dress is second hand. Enquiries: 01638 661648