Wedding dress alterations


Brides often have an idea of what their dream wedding dress will look like, but they don’t always know it will fit perfectly when they try it on. If this happens to you and you need your dress altered before your big day, then you’re in luck! Most dresses can be altered by a master tailor like AlbertGerald. In this article, we’ll discuss everything from how much alterations cost to what types of alterations are available so that you can make an informed decision about how far along in the process your dress needs to go before being ready for its big debut on the wedding day.

First Planning Phase

The first planning phase is when you’re getting your wedding dress and accessories together. This is about two to three months before your wedding, depending on where you live. Here are some tips for how to get started:

  • If you don’t have a tailor or seamstress, ask around for recommendations from friends, family members and acquaintances who might be able to recommend someone in the area. Check google reviews.

  • If no one comes recommended from people who know them personally (and not just “they were really good at alterations!”), check out reviews online of different tailors/seamstresses in town. Do they seem professional? Are their prices fair? Wedding alterations are costly because they are difficult to perform and only master tailors can perform. Do they have a lot of happy customers? These kinds of things will give you an idea of whether or not it’s worth trying out this particular tailor/seamstress yourself before committing fully into doing business with them as well as trusting their skills at alterations on such important pieces like your dress!

What is Involved in Wedding Dress Alterations?

Now that you’ve decided to get married, you’re probably ready to start shopping for your wedding dress. But before you do that, it’s important to understand what’s involved in wedding dress alterations.

In order for a dress to fit properly and look good on the bride, it must be altered. This can mean adjusting the length of the skirt or removing extra fabric in order to make it look more fitted at certain areas of the body. The seamstress who works on these alterations will also make sure that there is enough material left over so that they can add any additional layers needed for styling and adjustments.

Wedding Dress Alterations Prices

Wedding dress alterations prices

The cost of wedding dress alterations will vary depending on the garment and its condition, but you can expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $200 per item. Additional costs include hemming, taking in or letting out seams and adding lace appliques. It is difficult to tell exactly how much it will cost but a master tailor usually charges around this range per alteration needed on the dress.

What a Wedding Dress Seamstress Will Need

The seamstress will need:

  • The wedding dress.

  • Bridal shoes.

  • Jewelry, hair accessories and other accessories for the bride and bridal party (the whole nine yards!) so the master tailor can get the perfect fitting.

The Second Planning Phase – Two Weeks Before the Wedding

Now that you’re in your wedding gown, the next planning phase begins. This month is all about the details:

  • The dress has to fit well. You want to be comfortable in your dress and make sure it fits properly. If there are alterations needed, make sure they get done before this time so they don’t have to be rushed at the last minute.

  • The weather should dictate what type of fabric will be appropriate for your wedding day. Most weddings happen during the summer so this will not be much of an issue for most cases but do ask the bridal company about fabric options.


Since you now know that wedding dress alterations are not only available but extremely necessary, you don’t have to worry about anything. If you’re going through a stressful time finding the perfect dress, don’t be afraid to ask someone who has already gone through it all before them. We know how hard it can be so please reach out if you need any help on your journey! Most important choose a Master tailor like AlbertGerald. Click “chat with us” now to get your questions answered live.

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