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Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Bouaze Pierre Bespoke Llc

Bouaze Pierre Bespoke Llc

New on Fash
13+ years in business
Detailed services
Best In Beauty

Best In Beauty

New on Fash
We cater to hair by not just doing hair but giving education in several ways to care for the hair and maintaining a business
Judith's Boutique And Alteration LLC

Judith's Boutique And Alteration LLC

Deryn P. says, "Judith was very attentive to all of the details. She also altered my veil and I had a specific request that I did not want it longer than the hem of my dress. Great job and my dress fit beautifully! " Read more


2+ years in business
Olufunmi O. says, "Let me tell you, Otisbeaute is a real designer that is yet to be discovered by many! She represents among the highest levels of customer service I have experienced. All the dresses she has ever made for me were all like designer made them. She is very fantastic! The service is smooth and straightforward. Great service, efficient communication. I will definitely recommend Otisbeaute to anyone 100x" Read more
Quad Creations Events

Quad Creations Events

New on Fash
Offers online services
25+ years in business
Create Signature Events, event design & coordinator, logistics specialist. Fashion/beauty focused events, grand openings, fashion shows & more; 100+ variety of events in 20+ years EP industry experience.

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 Ashburn wedding dress alterations

Recent success stories from people in the Ashburn area.
J. B.
Judith has keen attention to detail and proportion. Careful and exacting seamstress!
Judith's Boutique and Alteration LLC
Debbie is very professional and passionate about what she does.
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