Wedding dress alterations
Alterations bridal gowns.
Leah S Designs offers an expert and affordable wedding dress alterations service helping you achieve a perfect fit.
Gowns can be taken in up to two sizes as well as let out one size usually. Most likely you will need your dresses hemmed shortened.
Strapless styles plus deb dresses can also be fitted with straps to compliment your gown. Depending on the style you have chosen. Allow 2 or 3 fittings. Leah S Designs recommends alterations start 6 -4 weeks before your event.
How much do wedding dress alterations cost.
The cost will depend on the complexity of the alteration. For instance a lace border hem will cost more to take up than a plain hem. Also, alterations on a beaded style will be labour intensive therefore costing more than alterations on a gown with no beads. If you would like to find out what your adjustments will cost book an obligation free quote with us.
You may need to factor alterations when setting your wedding budget.
When should I get my wedding dress altered.
Most bridal dressmakers recommend 4 to 6 weeks before the wedding for the best fit. As the likelihood of your weight changing is dramatically less. If you have adjustments done too far in advance you may have to have them done twice if you lose or gain weight.
Can I add sleeves to my wedding dress.
We will need to see your gown to know if sleeves can be added in alterations. Also, you might consider wearing a bolero or lace wedding jacket if you would like more arm coverage. Wearing a jacket also gives you more arm movement than wedding styles with sleeves.
Alteration Tip : If you are wearing a strapless bra check in the mirror that you have the right size. It shouldn’t cut into you anywhere. An ill-fitting bra can be the main cause of back fat.
Planning to wear magic pants or a corset on the day bring them too.
Alteration Tip: If magic pants are easy to get on they are not the right size.
Our petticoats are made from breathable cotton which not only holds the skirt out but has the added advantage with plus size wedding dresses of keeping the bride cool as it provides air flow under the gown. Especially good in the summer.
All petticoats have flexible wire rather than a solid hoop or plastic.
Hire of Petticoats are from $70, plus refundable bond $100 – $150
Petticoats can have either a draw string waist or a control top Lycra.
- Single hoop with or without tulle
- Double hoop with or without tulle
- Triple hoop
Your hoop size will need to be determined before the alteration begin too as this will affect your hem line. If you have purchased an off the rack and ready to wear wedding dress be it from our Melbourne bridal shop or online and your marriage is taking place quite soon.
Bridal Fabric Sales for alterations
Looking for high quality bridal fabric? Perfect, if you want extra fabric to match your frock. We have Bridal Satin and Taffeta around $50 p.m. Lace from $80 p.m.
- Taffeta White as well as Ivory
- Lux Taffeta White and Ivory
- S28 Bridal Satin White or Ivory
- English (UK) tulle White or Ivory (the highest quality tulle for veils)
- US Tulle White plus Ivory
- Dress Tulle White and Ivory
- Organza White as well as Ivory
- Chiffon White and Ivory
- a range of lace or motifs.
What to bring to your to your adjustments appointment.
You will need to bring your shoes so our dressmaker can make sure your hemline is exactly the right length. If your hemline touches the ground you will need your hem taken up.
Because, if you step on your hem the likelihood of tripping over is high. That’s not a good look for a bride. Your shoes will also dictate bustle placement on a gown with a long train.
Undergarments are also important as all bras will make your bust sit differently. So it is important to wear the one you will be wearing on the day.
For all your bridal and wedding dress needs Leah S Designs is a one stop shop in the Melbourne suburb of Hallam, just 10 minutes from Dandenong.
Need wedding dress alterations now. Give us a call, and we can organize your alterations ASAP.
We are happy to give you a quote on any wedding or bridesmaids dresses no matter where you purchased them.
Call Amy at Leah S Designs for a free quote on 87957515