Bridesmaid Dress Alterations Toronto

Being a Bridesmaid is something that makes you honoured, excited and grateful. However, if the gown is not custom made, the bridesmaid dress alterations are necessary to achieve a perfect fit.


Why do I need bridesmaid dress alterations?

Almost all bridesmaids dresses need alterations. Usually, the dresses have the same bust, waist, and hip measurement. It is really rare for someone to find the gown that matches one size exactly, which means alterations are necessary.

The ready-made dresses come in standard sizes and you will need straps or hem adjustment. These 2 parts have extra length to accommodate a variety of height and shapes. Even when the gown seems to fit close, there’s always a few things that you might need to fix in order to have a bridesmaid dress with a perfect fit. Take a gown that fits most parts of your body and our bridesmaid dress alterations in Toronto will make it fit perfectly. In order to provide you with high-quality bridesmaid dress alterations result in Toronto, we need to see the dress. There are many details that we can see only when the gown in on you. 

Bridesmaid dresses are usually made of satin or an equally fragile fabric. Therefore, it’s best to have them altered by a professional tailor who specializes in dresses, such as Nadia Lef Bridesmaid Alteration Shop in Etobicoke and next to Mississauga.


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….Not only is she a joy to be around, but she is super fast/efficient and made my bridesmaid dress fit like a glove. She also custom placed lace on it seamlessly using her creativity and expert skill. I cannot recommend Nadia enough.


What are some common bridesmaid dress alterations?

The most common alteration is hemming, take in the bust or waist and shorten shoulder straps. 

Hemming the Skirt. Bridesmaid dresses come in different lengths and styles, so we need to hem it to achieve an ideal length. Your hem should grazing the floor and give you the freedom to walk, dance, and mingle with your guests without worrying to trip on the gown.

Taking a Bridesmaid Dress in. Sides are taken in when the gown needs to be adjusted to fit your body shape. In this case, we suggest you pick a bridesmaid dress that is a little bit bigger, as it is much easier and less expensive to take it in, rather than let it out.

Shortening the Straps. Usually, the straps are slightly longer, so they can fit more figures. In order to make it comfortable, we recommend adjusting the straps to ensure a perfect fit.

You can also check this article and learn Everything Your Bridal Party Needs to Know About Bridesmaid Dress Alterations

To make sure the experience is clear and simple, please book an appointment with our experts. This way, you will learn everything a bridesmaid needs to know about your bridesmaid dress alterations.

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…so wonderful to work with! She helped me with a Bridesmaid dress I needed altered and was an absolute pleasure! Very talented with a lot of experience, and it’s apparent. Her prices were very reasonable and fair. 100% recommend for anyone needing custom or altered services.


When should the bridesmaids have their first fitting for alterations?

When it comes to bridesmaid dress alterations, a lot will depend on the time of year. During the Wedding Season (May-August) it may take 3-6 weeks. On the other hand, during fall or winter, it can take anywhere from 3-5 days to a week.

It is always good to have some extra time, so we can have a least 1 fitting in case something needs to be fixed. The ideal drop-off time is one month before the wedding, so you don’t have to wait until the last minute to take it to the tailor. This will help our alterations specialist to offer you the best fit, result and of course, experience.



Jillian Elizabeth C.- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Very professional and quick. She altered a bridesmaids dress for me and it fits perfectly. Reasonable prices, very friendly and personable.


Bridesmaid Dress Alterations Cost

Bridesmaid Dress Alterations prices can vary, but generally, it will cost a bridesmaid around $70-150. The price to take side won’t change whether we take 1 or 4 inches, so taking in a little or a lot will usually cost the same. For gowns that have special fabrics or adornments such as beads, lace, tulle or crystals there may be an additional charge as the gown may require more extensive tailoring. In general, a bridesmaid dress alterations cost depends on the amount of work, the design and the fabric. 

In order to provide you with an accurate price, we offer you a free consultation, as you have to try the bridesmaid dress so we can see exactly the alterations that should be done. It is hard to give you an estimate price, only by looking at the photos. There are many parts on the dress, so altering one may affect another part. Our goal is to achieve the perfect result as a wedding is a special day, so everything has to be perfect. You can check our review and see what our customers saying about our quality and the final result.


Frequently Asked Questions 

✸ I just picked up my bridesmaid dress and it is too tight around the waist and the cups that they put in look a bit funny. I know it is extremely last minute but I am wondering if you would be able to help me with these issues.

We will do our best to help you, but first, we need to see the dress.

✸ I have a bridesmaid’s dress that needs slight alterations. It fits well but the halter needs to be fitted properly and it needs to be hemmed. Please let me know when you have time for me to come by.

You are more than welcome and you can book an appointment online. Visit and choose the time that works best for you.

I got a bridesmaid dress for my friend’s wedding. The store sold me a 2 instead of a 4. Could I please come in to see if you can alter it?

Of course. You can book an appointment and come to our store, so we can see the design and how the dress is stitched. 

✸ Hello, I am looking into shortening my bridesmaid’s dress a couple of centimetres and would need it done by next week. Would this be possible?

During the wedding season, it usually takes more than 2 weeks. On the other hand, if you require an alteration between October to March, usually it can take less than one week, depending on the dress.

Quote for a bridesmaid’s dress alteration

✸ I have a bridesmaid dress that requires alterations. My dress is a size 4, and I will likely need some minor alterations to the straps, bust, and bodice. Can you provide me with an approximate quote?

In order to provide you with a price, we have to see the dress on you. There are many details, such as body shape and fabric that unfortunately, we can’t see by the photos.

✸ I was wondering if I could get a starting quote for a bridesmaid’s dress. I would like to shorten the length, shorten the shoulders and sew the leg slit up a little. 

The approximate prices to shorten shoulders will be $25-35, to shorten the hem $50-75 and to open the slit $10-15.

I am a bridesmaid next month and have to alter a crepe Dessy dress. I need to take it in so it is fitted more.  Could you let me know the price range I may expect if I were to bring it to you for alterations?

As for prices in general, you can also check our reviews: and see what our customers saying about their experience.

Are you ready to start?

You can book an online appointment. This way, we will have the time to see the details and the alterations that should be done. In addition to our bridesmaid dress alterations in Toronto, we also offer wedding alterations, evening gowns and men’s suit alterations.