Little White Dress offers in-house alterations with Colorado's most experienced and professional alteration specialists.
For most women, their wedding dress is the first and perhaps only garment they wear that is made just for them and fits absolutely flawlessly. That's part of what makes a wedding dress so special! To make the process as easy as possible for our brides, we offer in-house alterations to achieve the perfect fit in a stress-free and convenient environment. One-on-one fittings take place in our boutique with alteration specialists who have over 20 years of experience and have worked with hundreds, if not thousands, of brides and wedding dresses. Based on availability, our in-house seamstresses also love to help with bridesmaid, mother of the bride, mother of the groom, flower girl, and any other special occasions wear.
How long does the alterations process take?
We recommend starting your alterations when your gown arrives. Some gowns require multiple fittings to ensure the perfect fit. Even if your gown does not require many alterations, we always suggest starting the alterations process as soon as possible to alleviate any last-minute stress as your wedding day approaches.
How much do alterations cost?
The cost of alterations varies from gown to gown and is not included in the price of your dress. In general, the majority of brides spend between $300 and $900 on alterations. When you select your gown, your bridal stylist can help give you an idea of what your gown might need in terms of alterations, and an estimate will be fine-tuned during your first fitting after your dress arrives.
What if I purchased my gown elsewhere?
No matter where you purchased your gown, you are welcome to use our in-house alterations services as long as our alterations department has availability.
How should I prepare for my first fitting?
- It is important to bring your wedding shoes to your first fitting so your seamstress can determine the changes needed to hem your gown.
- If you have an idea of which undergarments you will be wearing on your wedding day, please bring those with you to your first fitting. If you need help figuring out which undergarments will work best with your gown, the seamstress can give you advice about that.
- If you have any heirloom jewelry or keepsake items that you know you will be wearing for your wedding, please bring those items with you. Our seamstresses and bridal stylists can help you incorporate these special items into your wedding day look, for example by stitching a small piece of fabric from your mother's wedding dress into the lining of your gown for your "something old", or sewing a piece of ribbon into your hem for your "something blue"!
What should I expect during my first fitting?
During your first fitting you get to see and try on your own wedding dress for the first time! It's super exciting! The alteration specialist will see how everything fits and give you an idea of which alterations will be needed. She will pin the dress while you're wearing it and talk through all the next steps with you. During your first fitting, you will also have the opportunity to try on veils, hair accessories, shoes, and jewelry to choose accessories that complement your gown and so you can see how everything will look together.