Bridal Specialist

Covit-19 Update : Tentatively I am trying to resume work from 15-06-2020 . Fitting restrictions will apply – please read my covid update.

Preferably bride to be alone but only one guest accompanying bride is allowed provided its prebooked at booking . Disposable gloves and masks will be provided as well as hand washing facilities.

Specialised bridal alterations

I am a specialist in bridal wear. I have done major transformations of dresses. Below are few examples. I have 18 year of working in the fashion Industry and when a bride comes to me she knows her dress is going to be transformed into her dream dress.

  • SoniaTransformed Sonia's Stella york dress completely .

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Please note that extra time will be needed for embellishment, particularly for bridal wear.

Fitting process

Due to high demand I now offer a prefit consultation to give a rough idea on costing. I dont give estimates online or via phone or email as each dress is individually made.

Prefit consultations have a £20 charge, which gets absorbed into the cost of alterations on the dress if the bride decides to do them here, otherwise is not refundable. At a prefit a general idea is given and final is given at the actual first fit (4-5 weeks to wedding).

All dresses I work on are kept under CCTV motion detectors and smoke detectors. I am fully liability insured with Arthur Gallaghar for my business and can store your dress, work on your dress and if need be travel with your dress. So peace of mind your dresses are fully insured till the day of your wedding.

Parking is free on the road but you can block my drive as it gets a bit busy due to the high street being close.

Saturday and late evening appointments have a booking reservation charge of £20 that gets absorbed in alterations cost otherwise non refundable (if you have booked and paid for a prefit this wont be charged). I have had to do this as people forget to turn up and it causes waste of an appointment. If applicable to you I can provide the bank details for Tailoring & Alterations Ltd.

Here’s all the info I send to all brides to be 😊

The first fitting is 4-5 weeks before wedding date or from time of flight to destination wedding. It usually takes 30-45 minutes for bridal and 30-60 minutes additional depending on count of bridesmaids for this fit. You need Shoes and any special underwear you want to wear with the dresses. Bra fitting I can sort out if it can’t be worn. I fit in bust cups and other support in the dress so a bra is not absolutely necessary. At the end of this fitting you receive a detailed invoice on all work required. It varies tremendously from dress to dress so it will only be what is required to achieve a perfect fit of your dress on each of you . A date is agreed for second /final fitting. Work starts once 50% deposit has been paid and has cleared by Bank transfer, cash or cheque Payable to Tailoring & Alterations Ltd. 

The second/final fitting is two weeks before the wedding .This one is 15-30 minutes to 45 minutes maximum. Normally (I hope I don’t sound full of myself) at this fitting all is good to go. Please don’t forget to bring shoes. All outstanding balance is paid at this fitting in cash only as I don’t have any other payment options. A collection date is agreed at this fitting if you decide to have a professional steam press of your dress.

In the event of a tweak to any of the dresses at the second fitting a third fitting can be arranged so please don’t worry about this. This only usually happens if bride is pregnant or breastfeeding or has just has a baby in the recent months 😊. I always accommodate my bride so if you need a tweak on the dress due to a fit issue it will be addressed.

After fittings most brides and bridesmaids leave dress with me to have a full professional steam press of the dress and bridesmaids dresses (if I had altered them too). This is part of my services at no extra cost. If you want something other than the above or a dress that I have not altered just steam pressed, steam charges may apply. I also give a packing service of dress if wedding is abroad in your hand luggage trolley or travel box you provide if applicable. This is the final collection is when everything is packed in front of you.

P.S If you forget shoes at the fittings (where a hem needed to be adjusted) charge of £20 will be added to the cost of your alterations. I apologise for this but last year it caused unnecessary delays and waste of appointments.