Wedding Dress Alterations at White Satin
From simple hemming to completely customizing a dress so it perfectly matches your wedding vision, let our in-house seamstress Erica work her magic. Having a seamstress at our boutique allows you to discover the possibilities before you purchase a dress and have the same exclusive White Satin experience from start to finish.
The Alterations Process
At your first fitting, we make any necessary adjustments to the bodice and straps of your gown.
Your second fitting is focused on confirming that your bodice and straps fit well, then marking the hem of the gown so the dress is the perfect length.
Once all the alterations are made, we have one last appointment to ensure your dress is fit to perfection!
When should I start alterations?
We recommend starting alterations on your dress 1½ to 2 months prior to your wedding. If we start too early, we risk having to make additional changes as we get closer to the big day. We average about 3 appointments total for basic alterations, and they are usually 2 weeks apart.
How much should I budget for alterations?
The cost of alterations is not included in the price of your dress. We recommend budgeting roughly $500 to $700 for standard fit adjustments. Pricing for alterations is determined based on the complexity of your gown and the alterations needed. Cost are broken down by appointment, and you’ll never pay for the same adjustment twice.
What kinds of alterations can be done to a dress?
Our in-house seamstress is capable of making some stunning changes to your gown to make it everything you’ve always imagined! A few examples of possible customizations include creating straps or sleeves, adding or removing layers from the skirt to make it more or less full, and lowering the back. We can also do custom matching veils and masks to complete your wedding day look!
What should I bring to an alterations appointment?
Please bring the exact shoes you will be wearing on the day of your event. Feel free to bring any undergarments you may be considering. Many brides prefer to add cups to their gown as opposed to wearing a bra. We also encourage you to bring any accessories that you’d like to try on with your dress.
Out of Town Brides
Many brides travel from out of town to find their perfect dress, and we are the exclusive boutique in the area for many internationally-renowned designers. When it comes time for alterations, we offer our out-of-town White Satin brides one-day fittings! Come by in the morning and spend the day nearby while our seamstress makes all adjustments to your gown, so you can leave with it at the end of the day!
Dresses purchased elsewhere
You don’t need to be a White Satin bride to have your alterations done! Although we prioritize alterations for our brides first, we are happy to make adjustments on wedding gowns purchased from other boutiques, as well as bridesmaids and mother of the bride/groom dresses when possible.