Wedding Dress Alterations Process
You may have already purchased your wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses. Don't despair if the fit or look isn't as perfect as you would like. We offer a unique alteration service from our private studio in South London, which will cater for all of your alteration needs.
Provide images of garment/s, brief description of alterations required and date of wedding.
I will respond to your e-mail within 24 hours with an estimate of alteration costs and fitting date availability.
Booking fitting date
If you agree with the estimate, a fitting date will be agreed.
I recommend that you bring your wedding dress in a garment bag. Please remember to bring your bridal shoes and underwear/shape wear you intend to wear on the big day. During your first appointment, we will discuss your bridal vision and I will pin your wedding gown. I will give you a breakdown of costs at the end, and if you are happy to proceed we will schedule a date for your next fitting.
To begin the alteration process, you will be required to make a payment.
100% of the balance under £250.-
50% of the balance at the first fitting if the alteration fee is over £250.- and 50% on completion.
The rest of the payments can be done by bank transfer, card machine (+2%) or cash.
Your wedding dress will be ready for collection for a pre agreed date in it's garment bag. Upon request your dress will be steamed and stuffed with acid free tissue paper.
After the wedding
Give your gown a second life
Your wedding day doesn’t have to mean the end of your bridal dress. Let us turn your dress into something new, modern and exciting. At The Wedding Dress Surgery we have the expertise to convert your bridal gown into a special outfit you can wear regularly as a beautiful cocktail gown, an elegant blouse or remake the bottom part of your dress into a stunning skirt. Our talented dressmakers will work with you to create a unique piece that will always have a special and personal meaning.
Use our Wedding Gown Preservation service
Your wedding gown is the most important garment of your big day. You will look back on your wedding videos and photos to remember your magnificent day. Weather you want to exquisitely preserve your gown or give it another life, you'll want to ensure she's in the right hands. Here is what I offer for gown preservation:
Inspected to note its condition
Individually hand cleaned for stain and spot removal
Re-inspected for any remaining stains
Minor tears and loose beading will be repaired
Hand-pressed for high quality finish
Shaped with a bust form and stuffed with acid free tissue
Layered and secured in a box with display window
Preserved and sealed in an air tight, acid free environment for safe storage
Create a Christening Gown
Your bridal dress is sentimental to you and therefore it is the perfect choice to use it to create another special outfit for another special family day. For example, if your bridal gown has a train, we can use it to design a beautiful christening gown for your baby with a matching tea length dress you can wear at the christening ceremony.