Wedding Dress Alterations

You are unique and so is your body.  

Even the most beautiful designer gown needs to be adjusted to fit like it was made for you.

Wedding dress designers often use quite different measurements to the high street.

Which means that a typical size 12 or 14 girl may need to have the bust adjusted, the waist clinched in, and the hips let out a little, for example.

And this is nothing to do with your size, it's because of the dresses.

Which is where our Alterations Service comes in.

Tape measure for alterations

The Alterations Service at Gowns & Garters completes all work on your dress in-house.  Your gown stays in the building from the moment it arrives until you pick it up just before your wedding.

Our Head Seamstress and dressmaker, Julie, has been professionally making and altering bridal wear for over 20 years.  If an alteration can be done, Julie can do it.

But she'll also be very honest with you if she believes an alteration would not work well and might spoil your gown.

In addition, you may want something bespoke like a change of neckline, addition of sleeves, beadwork, removal or movement to dress details and so on.  Or perhaps you'd like a little jacket to go with your dress?  All of this is possible for your wedding.

And so when you have a private fitting consultation with Gowns & Garter's owner and seamstress, Julie Mattingley, your dress will be adjusted to fit and accentuate your curves perfectly, making sure that you are the undisputed centre of attention on your big day.

Just remember that your Fitting Consultation is specifically about getting the dress right for you - you'll not have time to try out accessories too unless you book a separate Accessories Consultation for the same visit to the boutique.

As well as alterations, you can have extras made just for your special day including...

  • Cravats
  • Ruches
  • Bow ties
  • Ties
  • Hankies
  • Flower-girl dresses
  • Bespoke jackets to go with your wedding dress

*Please note that the alterations service cannot be included in the price of your dress.