Here at Diane’s Dream Brides we offer alterations on all dresses sold at our store. Our seamstresses are outside contractors and are available by appointment only, as they do not come in daily. Please be on time for your appointment as we have others scheduled. If you are late we may have to reschedule you as the seamstress can only pin one person at a time.
We recommend you schedule your first bridal gown fitting 6 to 8 weeks before your wedding. Any earlier, and you run the risk of having to alter the dress more than once, and any later could put you in a time crunch. However, no one knows better than we do the unpredictability of weddings, so if you need to schedule earlier, or are already in a time crunch, we will try our best to work with your needs. Plan on having 2 to 3 fitting appointments to get your bridal gown fitting perfectly!
For mothers, bridesmaids and flower girl dresses we need a minimum of 4 weeks for alterations. Plan on having 2 appointments for these dresses.
You must bring the shoes and undergarments (bra/corset) that you will be wearing on the wedding day. Many of our customers choose not to wear a bra under their gown and opt to have cups sewn in. We recommend this for our Size D or smaller ladies. Otherwise, please bring your bra/corset to all fittings.
Our seamstress will pin you where needed so you can get an idea of the finished product. She will make recommendations according to her expertise as what work will be needed. It is imperative that you discuss any changes that you want to be made at that time. (not after you leave the store or the work is completed)
The price of alterations varies depending on what needs to be done and the complexity of the job, feel free to ask pricing from the seamstress so you can decide if you want the work done at that time. We will review details/pricing on your alterations card after your fitting and schedule your 2nd/or final appointment. Alterations are paid in full at the 2nd appointment and are payable in cash or check only please.
After all the fittings are complete you will select a date to pick up your dress and we will steam your dress at no charge (if purchased here). We recommend you pick up your gown a few days before the wedding, but we don’t mind if you pick up the day before. We’ll gladly store your gown until you are ready for it.