Find a wedding dress alterations in Jersey City, NJ

Find wedding dress alterations in Jersey City, NJ

Find wedding dress alterations in Jersey City, NJ

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Top 10 wedding dress alterations in Jersey City, NJ

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Sheena Burton

Sheena Burton

New on Fash
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
In many professions, beautifully tailored clothes are essential. In Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fashion – all of these professions demand the very best. And one of the most effective ways to show that you are the best is to look your best. After all, when it is obvious from the way you take care of yourself that you care and that you have the means, knowledge and desire to look your best – that says something to people. And it’s something that can’t be said in words. DESIGNER GARMENTS Whether it’s creating a new piece from the drawing board up or repairing, restoring or altering something you already own, I do the highest quality work. A
Tania Alterecions

Tania Alterecions

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Serving customers, and providing timely datelines
Joan's Tailoring &Designs

Joan's Tailoring &Designs

5.0(3)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Jennifer A. says, "Had such a great experience! The fitting was fast and easy. Loved the attention to detail and how beautiful the dresses turned out!" Read more
Ki'mauri,s Kollections

Ki'mauri,s Kollections

New on Fash
111+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
We provide custom gowns, ready to wear pieces, that are only done in limited amount so even if you choose a ready to wear piece it will be unique. We do alterations on bridal gowns, bridal dresses and gents clothing, So we create the look and do alterations.
Venchy Couture

Venchy Couture

5.0(4)
10+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Jillian says, "Good suggestions, work well executed, flexible schedule, nice and professional" Read more
Perfect Day Tailoring

Perfect Day Tailoring

New on Fash
23+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
New York Style quality, with 20 years of experience, and excellent customer service
Fashion Solutions NYC INC

Fashion Solutions NYC INC

New on Fash
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
In this diagnostic call we evaluate different aspects of your project such as the status of your idea, projections, availability, and what is stopping you from getting your design idea started and we give you suggestions on how to continue developing your product. We help you create a good fashion product, following the steps we implement for a satisfactory result! How did you do it so fast? How did I not know about this before? These are some of the questions I hear from my clients. I have spent 8 years in the Garment District understanding how the fashion idea creation processes work and how to turn clients' ideas into products with great p
The Perfect Fit

The Perfect Fit

New on Fash
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Our mission is to provide our customers with options when it comes to alterations, custom fittings, reinforcing, and sewing. Going the extra mile is what we are all about. Our dressmaker and expert seamstress has an eye not only for fashion, but has keen instincts on pleasing The Perfect Fit client. Services, such as custom designing pieces and alterations, such as dresses, gowns, vests, suits, and jackets are done exclusively at our location in the Galaxy Mall in Guttenberg, New Jersey.
SergStudios Alterations & Design

SergStudios Alterations & Design

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
www.Sergstudiosad.com My tailor shop, SergStudios Alterations & Design, is based in Midtown - Manhattan, New York, which is an independent business. A Prestige Tailoring in the center of the Garment District, in Manhattan New York. We are a workshop specialized in Alterations, in Men's Suits -Wedding Dresses, with Impeccable Adjustments in all the details, preserving the original design of the dress and applying the perfect adjustment in each stitch. We write to you in a cordial way, and by this means we offer you a prestigious tailor shop with an excellent team ready to give you Wedding Dresses Tailoring & Men Suits Services with deliver...
Galit Couture

Galit Couture

5.0(1)
27+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Nour H. says, "Everything about my experience was amazing! Galit brought my vision to life and even exceeded my expectations! She’s has such a sweet soul and is passionate about what she does!" Read more

Your wedding dress alterations questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much do wedding dress alterations cost?

Wedding dress alterations cost $150 to $700 on average, with most brides spending around $450 for alterations. Bridal gown alterations are more costly than other dress alterations because the delicate fabrics and embellishments often require hand-stitching that is slower than machine sewing for other garments. Some bridal shops charge a flat alteration fee of $500 to $1,000, not including customizations like changing the neckline or adding a corset.

David's Bridal offers dress alterations for gowns purchased in their store or website. Most brides spend $150 to $500 for alterations from David's, with prices varying depending on the store location. David's guarantees the fit, or they will do another round of alterations at no charge.

Do you tip for wedding dress alterations?

Tipping for wedding dress alterations is not standard practice, but acknowledging exceptional service with some type of gesture is encouraged. Giving a small gift bag with some candles or lotions from a local shop or a handwritten note with a gift card to a local restaurant are both appropriate ways to say thank you. If you want to give a cash tip, 10% to 20% of the total alteration cost is a general recommendation.

Where can I get my wedding dress altered near me?

Many bridal salons have an onsite alterations department for standard dress alteration services. A local tailor, seamstress, or dressmaker may be a more affordable option, especially if you plan on making significant changes to the dress style. Look for an alteration specialist with experience in wedding dresses since bridal alterations require more skill and precision than regular clothing.

How long do wedding dress alterations take?

Wedding dress alterations take about 2 months during off-peak times and up to 3 months during peak wedding season when more brides are scheduled for fittings. The more fittings you need, the longer the alterations will take. Be sure to discuss the expected number of fittings with the seamstress and schedule appointments in advance to suit your busy pre-wedding schedule.

When should I get my wedding dress altered?

Schedule the initial consultation with the seamstress as soon as your dress arrives so you can discuss your vision for the dress and plan your alteration timeline and budget. Most wedding dresses require 2 to 3 fittings, but if you are making numerous changes or customizations plan on additional fitting appointments.

The first fitting should take place 3 to 4 months before the wedding, the second fitting 6 weeks before, and the final fitting 2 weeks before the big day. During peak wedding seasons, you may need to start even sooner to avoid stressful delays in getting your dress. Scheduling less than 1 month before the wedding is considered a "rush job" and incurs costly extra fees.

How many sizes can you alter a wedding dress?

A wedding dress that is too big can be taken in 2 sizes by an experienced seamstress. To take in more than 3 sizes requires more time and expense since the dress will need to be recut. Altering by several sizes also makes it likely that the gown will lose some of its specific details or need to be redesigned entirely.

A wedding dress that is too small can be altered by releasing the side seams or adding a gusset to increase the dress by a size or two. Adding a zipper extender or a corset back can add up to 5 inches to the bodice if more room is needed.

What questions should I ask when hiring a wedding dress alterations specialist?

Before scheduling a consultation with a wedding dress alterations specialist, be prepared to explain exactly what you want the dress to look like. Asking these questions can help you choose the best seamstress for your alterations:

  • How many years of experience do you have and how many wedding dresses have you altered recently?
  • Can you give me an estimate in advance without a fitting charge?
  • Do you charge a flat fee for alterations or charge individually for each service?
  • Do you have a before & after photo gallery I can look at?
  • What alterations are needed to fit my vision?
  • How much will the alterations cost?
  • How long will the alterations take?
  • How many fittings do I need? Can I pre-schedule all of the fitting appointments today?
  • What should I bring to my first fitting?
  • How long will the fitting appointments take? Should I bring someone with me?

How do I choose a seamstress to alter my wedding gown?

Most brides spend months or even years dreaming about their perfect wedding dress, and choosing the right seamstress is just as important. Don't let an ill-fitting dress ruin your special day. Follow these suggestions when choosing a seamstress so you can relax knowing your dress will be the perfect fit:

  • Ask for referrals from your wedding planner or recent brides.
  • Search for talented and experienced seamstresses or tailors on Fash and be sure to read their online reviews.
  • Select a minimum of two, and make appointments with each to discuss your vision, timeline, and budget.
  • Review all contract terms before signing or leaving your dress.
  • Only make the final payment when you are completely satisfied with the fit.

Reviews for Jersey City wedding dress alterations

Recent success stories from people in the Jersey City area.
Debbie R.
Joan, of Joan’s Tailoring & Design, was very knowledgeable regarding sewing and embroidery. She was polite and professional. Her communications were always prompt as was her finishing the project. She was very helpful and patient especially when helping me choose the best font for my embroidery project especially considering my needs and lack of technical skills. She did a great job, and I am very happy!!! I would definitely use her and her company again with future projects!
Joan's Tailoring &Designs
Momoe S.
Venus was very accommodating with what I wanted from my custom-made dress. The dress was made for me in a timely manner which I appreciated too.
Venchy Couture
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