It is best to contact Deanna for your first fitting at least 4 months before your wedding. First fittings are usually booked 6 to 8 weeks before your event.
Most often, the first fitting is for reviewing and pinning, and the gown is ready for the next appointment. If custom work is being done on the gown, the process may take longer.
Most full bridal alterations include straps, bodice, skirt, hem, and bustle work. Custom work, such as the addition of sleeves, full shoulder modesty pieces, additional skirting, cutting the train, or similar, can also be done at additional cost.
An estimate can usually be done over the phone, but for a firm price you will need to book a consultation appointment so Deanna can see the gown in person and determine what needs to be done and cost accordingly. A consultation is $100 +hst, which will be credited to your alterations should you choose to leave your dress with us. We will also confirm the final price prior to starting any work on the gown.
Please bring your shoes, or a pair of shoes the height you plan to wear, and any special lingerie you plan to wear, such as spanx or sticky cups. We also have sew-in bridal cups on hand.
As a guideline only, most full bridal alterations, which could include straps, bodice, skirt, hem, and bustle work, generally range from $600 to $1000 +hst.
Further, bridal alterations can range anywhere from $75 for a single bustle, to $1000+ for full alterations on a heavily beaded lace gown with any custom work.
In order to quote accurately, we will need to see the gown live - and you in the gown - to understand clearly what work needs to be done. You will be advised of the full price before any work is done on the gown.
We do offer rush alterations at an additional $200 fee. This cost will apply if you contact us within two weeks of your wedding date to book your first fitting.
In order to ensure the highest quality bridal alterations, we alter only bridal gowns. Please contact the boutique where you purchased your gown for another recommended alterationist for all coloured gowns.
Please contact your bridal boutique for recommendations.
So many! Here's the list - feel free to look for your gown's designer.
After Six; Dessy Collection; Alfred Sung
Allure Bridal; Allure Romance
Beri Jay Occasions
Celebrations by Val Stefani
David’s Bridal; David’s Bridal Occasions; White by Vera Wang Bridal; Vera Wang Occasions
Eddy K Bridal
Essense of Australia
Hailey Paige; Blush by Hailey Paige; Hailey Paige Occasions
Jasmine Collection Bridal; Jasmine Occasions
Jenny Yoo Collection
KWH by Karen Wilis Holmes
Lan Ting Light in the Box
L’Amour Calla Blanche
Made With Love
Madi Lane Bridal
Maggie Sottero; Sottero & Midgley Couture; Rebecca Ingram
Monique L’huillier Bridal; Monique L’huillier Occasions
Montage by Mon Cherie; Cameron Blake for Mon Cherie; Cameron Blake Bridal; Social Occasions by Mon Cherie; David Tutera for Mon Cherie; David Tutera Bridal
Mori Lee; Mori Lee Occasions
Noir by Lazaro
Paloma Blanca; Mikaella
Pronovias; Pronovias Atelier; White One
Robert Bullock Bride
Rose & William by Tara LaTour
Sorella Vita Occasions
Symphony of Venus
W-Too by Watters; Willowby by Watters; Watters; Watters Brides; Encore by Watters
Zavana; Zavana Bridal
"Thank you again for such amazing work on the dress! It was beautiful, fit amazing and truly a blast to dance in all night! You are so very talented!"
"The dress was truly spectacular and I can’t thank you enough for the countless hours you spent altering it."
"I got so many compliments on my dress and would not have been able to look, feel or be confident if it wasn't for you and your incredible, magical hands! I loved my dress and cannot thank you enough!"
"According to my two year old niece, I looked like a princess. Thank you for being so kind and accommodating throughout the whole process. My mother and I truly enjoyed our appointments with you."
"Thank you so much for all of your hard work tailoring this dress for me, and for being flexible with scheduling. The dress fit perfectly, and I was so comfortable all day. I am in awe of how you altered a dress with such complicated lace, it was absolutely seamless!"
"Ferre Sposa may have helped my find the perfect dress but you made it fit me like a glove."
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