Wedding Dress Alterations
Our Bridal alteration services provide a personalized experience for brides who want their wedding dress to fit perfectly
Premium Bridal Alteration Shop in Toronto
Congratulations! You’ve found your dream bridal gown, but buying a wedding gown is just the beginning. As usual, the gown of your dreams needs a few wedding alterations to perfectly suit your body and style.
That’s where Wedding Dress Alterations come in!
From Wedding Dress Shortening to Adding Sleeves to a Wedding Dress
We offer bridal & wedding services and we can alter almost all kinds of wedding dresses, from modern ones to more traditional ones.
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Bridal Alterations Cost
How much do wedding dress alterations cost in Toronto?Below you can find the complete wedding dress alterations price list of the services we provide. Whether you have a gown that you want to restyle, remodel or alter, simply choose the part you want to alter and find the detailed pricing. From our experience working with bridal stores, our prices are on average 20-40% lower, as we do all the alterations in our shop, without outsourcing the projects. You can also learn how much it will cost to alter an evening dress or a bridesmaid dress.
A wedding dress should reflect the bride’s unique sense of style, and that’s exactly what our wedding bodice bust alteration does.
|Bra Cups/Attach Bra to Wedding Dress||$20|
|Adjust Gown Neckline at Over Bust||$65|
|Resize Bust Line on Plain Dress||$80|
|Resize Bust Line on Fancy/Detail Gown||$150|
|Plain Wedding Dress (Add/In/Out)||$40|
|Fancy/Detail/Beaded Gown (Add/In/Out)||$80|
Takes in or out the sided can make a big difference in a wedding dress, as it will fit the bride well and feel comfortable.
|Plain Wedding Dress (In/Out)||$65|
|Fancy/Detail/Zipper Bridal Gown (In/Out)||$110|
|Beaded Bridal Gown (In/Out)||$150|
|Center Back on Plain Dress (In/Out)||$80|
|Center Back on Fancy/Detail Gown (In/Out)||$110|
|Center Back on Beaded Bridal Gown (In/Out)||$150|
|Wrist Loops for Train||$30|
|Up to 4 Attachments||$70|
|11 or more Attachments||$130|
|Spaghetti Straps for Plain Dress||$25|
|Halter Gown Neckline (In)||$35|
|Raise Shoulders on Plain Sleeveless dress||$45|
|Spaghetti Straps for Beaded Gown||$80|
|Raise Shoulders on Fancy/Detail Sleeveless Dress||$80|
|Raise Shoulders on a Beaded Sleeveless Gown||$125|
|Make/Attach Bridal Straps- Up to 1/2″ Wide||$75+material|
Dress Shortening prices depend mainly on the total length of the bridal skirt and the number of layers. Also, some gowns have special fabrics or adornments such as beads, lace, tulle, or crystals and may require more extensive tailoring.
|Remove Wedding Dress Train||$89|
|Plain Dress- Straightening & Shortening||$150|
|Plain Dress- A Lined/Narrow Bias Shortening||$195|
|Plain Dress- Full Skirt Shortening||$250|
|Lace Bridal Skirt- Narrow Straightening & Shortening||$295|
|Extra Full Plain Dress Shortening||$295|
|Full with Lace/Other Detail Gown Shortening||$350|
|Beaded Gown Shortening||$395|
|Shorten Skirt in 2 Spots (waist & bottom)||$450|
|Plain Wedding Dress (In/Out)||$65|
|Fancy/Detail Gown (In/Out)||$110|
|Beaded Bridal Gown (In/Out)||$150|
|Plain Dress Sleeve Hem||$25|
|Fancy Gown Sleeve Hem||$45|
|Shortening from Top (Plain Gowns)||$75|
|Beaded Gown Sleeve Hem||$80|
|Shortening Sleeve From Top (Fancy Gowns)||$125|
|Shortening Sleeve From Top (Beaded Gowns)||$175|
|Shortening Sleeve in the middle reattach detail (Beaded Gowns)||$180|
|Remove or Alter Crinoline||$25|
|Add Waist Line Gross Grain/Elastic/Hold up Strapless Gown||$25|
|Add gripper Elastic/Hold up Strapless Gown||$25|
|Add Easing Thread/Tighten Neckline/Armhole||$25|
|Shorten/Attach/Detach Belt- Plain||$30|
|Shorten/Attach/Detach Belt- Fancy||$45|
|Add non-Functional buttons to the zipper (up to 25)||$50|
|Add Modesty Piece (per Area)||$50+material|
***Please note: These are the starting prices and the total price will depend on how much work needs to be done and the complexity of the bridal gown. Wedding Gowns have special fabrics or adornments such as beads, lace, tulle or crystals and may require more extensive tailoring.
To provide you with an accurate price, we offer a FREE consultation. After you try the dress and we see exactly the alterations that should be done, we can recommend to you how we can transform your piece.
Everything You Need To Know About Your Wedding Dress Alterations
As a general rule, it usually takes 4-6 weeks to alter a bridal gown. For more complicated projects we might need more time, so you should aim to have your bridal alteration appointment at least six weeks before your wedding date.
Your wedding dress shouldn’t be a source of stress, so it is always better to allow enough time for your alterations, so remember to allow plenty of time for your wedding dress alterations!
Three wedding fittings are enough to achieve the desired fit of your wedding dress, but of course, this depends on the bridal gown.
The number of fittings depends on the dress and whether you require basic tweaks or major remodeling & restyling. For plain wedding dresses, we usually need 2 fittings and for more complex gowns 3 fittings. Every Fitting session takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour.
The standard flow of wedding dress fittings is as follows:
- First fitting: the bridal dress is examined from all angles on you in order to find the alterations that should be done to fit in the bride’s unique figure. It is also the perfect opportunity to add special details or remodel your wedding gown.
- Second fitting: we will make sure that we addressed all the concerns from the first fitting and will check for any outstanding tweaks that we have to make. We will also check that you can move around comfortably and that there’s no obvious wrinkling, bunching, or pulling of material.
- Third fitting: you will try your bridal gown on to make sure you’re 100% happy. If there aren’t any wrinkles or adjustments needed, you will take your wedding gown home!
When you come to your initial fitting appointment, there are several things you should bring with you. First of all, the shoes are essential in properly marking the hem.
Hair accessories, jewelry, sash, crowns, and undergarments you plan to wear (bra, cups, slip, corsets) on your special day, can also greatly impact the fit of your gown and will help you have a better idea of how everything looks together.
Our Tailor will do everything to make sure your gown fits perfectly, but you should also take a close look at the fit and how the fabric falls.
If something doesn’t feel right, speak up. Be direct about how you envision your gown looking and feeling. If there are any significant changes you want to make, such as adding illusion lace sleeves or altering the neckline, don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Finally, if you feel more comfortable bringing a member of the bridal party or your mother with you, then you are more than welcome to do so.
We all know that you need to find the perfect wedding dress for your big day. One that will flatter your curves, look gorgeous in photos and keep you cool on a hot summer’s day. But what happens when you go to try this gown on at home and it doesn’t fit properly or worse, needs some kind of alteration?
Some common wedding dress alterations we provide include shortening the hem, taking in/out on the hips and waist, removing or adding sleeves, train loop, bustling, button and shortening straps, taking in around the chest, adding a waist stay, and altering the neckline and back.
Here are the descriptions of the alterations every bride should be prepared for…
1) Sleeve shortening/lengthening: Depending on how narrow or wide your arms are (or if you plan to wear any kind of sleeve) these can be shortened or lengthened accordingly. Did you know that most bridal shops cut dresses with built-in ease? So they’re made 2 inches bigger than your measurements to ensure a good fit.
2) Waistline alteration: To get that waist-train or princess cut effect, your dress will have to be taken in at the side seams. But don’t worry if your dress is made too tight for comfort! Your seamstress can also remove fabric from the front of the dress so you’ll still have plenty of room to breathe.
3) Bust alteration: Wedding dresses are often designed with built-in cups or padding, but many girls need more support than this provides. If it’s simply not enough, your tailor can always add an extra layer underneath using boning and/or heavy interfacing to create the desired shape for you.
4) Hips alteration: This is a tricky one as you should try and keep your hips looking as natural as possible. But if there’s too much fabric hanging off the side seams, it can be taken in so that nothing looks out of place.
5) Hem alteration: This will depend on your dress and shoes, but the length should always allow you to walk comfortably rather than having to shuffle along. If this isn’t the case, your seamstress can lower or raise the hemline accordingly by folding it over at regular intervals.
If your hemline has been taken up or down too much, you can always have it re-hemmed. Your tailor will then need to unpick the original stitching and hand stitch a new hem into place. This is not only useful for uneven hems but also if the fabric has started to fray in certain areas.
6) Train alteration: A wedding gown train can be altered depending on how far down you want it to the trail – maybe only around 2 inches – or it might need its base shortened or completely removed.
7) Side seam alteration: If a dart has been sewn into the side seams, it can be taken out to create a looser fit – especially if you have a small bust – or moved further up if there’s too much material at the waist. This is also useful for getting rid of bulges around your middle as darted areas will typically sit flat against your body and smooth out any bumps.
8) Shoulder strap adjustment: If they’re digging in under your armpits due to buckles that are too loose, find those straps and loosen those buckles slightly. Also, notice how high those shoulder straps sit and whether they need to be adjusted so that they don’t slip off your shoulders.
9) Altering the neckline: One of our popular services that can make a huge impact is neckline alteration and we can have the neckline opened or closed.
In addition to the common bridal alterations, we can also take over projects that require a particular level of tailoring skills and level of expertise to restyle or remodel completely a wedding dress.
Our skilled team of bridal dress tailors is well-known for its exceptional craftsmanship. If your wedding dress, or any formal occasion dress, doesn’t fit you perfectly, our seamstresses will skillfully alter it so it does. We handle all kinds of adjustments, including adding sleeves to strapless gowns, shortening dresses, taking in waists and hips, and more!
To make the bridal alterations process easier, we provide a FREE consultation with our wedding dress tailor, whether you are looking to alter your wedding dress in Mississauga, do some bridal alterations in Vaughan, or need bridal alteration advice in Etobicoke, North York, , Markham, Richmond Hill, and from other GTA areas.
Our goal is to achieve the perfect result and our dress tailor will help you decide which adjustments will work best without compromising the style of your dress. All the Gowns are constructed differently, and some styles and materials are just naturally easier to alter than others.
There are also many parts on the dress, so altering one may affect another part and that is why it is hard to give you an estimated price, only by looking at the photos.
From our experience working with bridal stores, our prices are on average 20-40% lower, as we do all the bridal alterations in our shop in Toronto, without outsourcing the projects.
Find the starting Prices for ALL the bridal alteration services we provide to our clients in Toronto, on our website, or book a free consultation so we can see the dress on you and provide you with the final price.
|✓ Bridal Consultation||FREE|
|✓ Bodice Bust||$20- $150|
|✓ Bodice Darts||$40- $80|
|✓ Bodice Sides||$65- $150|
|✓ Bodice Zipper||$80- $150|
|✓ Bustle Dress||$30- $130|
|✓ Shoulders Alterations||$25- $125|
|✓ Hem & Shortening||$150- $450|
|✓ Skirts Seams||$65- $150|
|✓ Sleeves Alterations||$25- $180|
For brides who ordered or received their dress a little later, we do offer Rush Fittings & Alteration, but we need the bride to be extremely flexible with availability for fittings. Rush orders may be subjected to a rush fee.
The selling wedding dress silhouettes we had the chance to alter are:
- Ball gown wedding dress
- Mermaid dress
- Trumpet dress
- Sheath dress
- A-line dress
- Tea-length dress
- Fit-and-flare dress
- Column dress
- Boho dress
- Vintage dress
As for the fabrics, we had the chance to work with Stretch Silk Satin, Grace Satin, Hail Spot Tulle, Charmeuse, Silk Chiffon, Organza, Tulle, Lace, Stretch Crepe, Pure Silk Crepe, Silk Georgette, Silk Satin Back Crepe, Silk Faille, Velvet, Silk Mikado, Silk Duchess Satin, Silk Zibelline, Neo-preen Scuba Fabrics and more.
Through the years, we had the chance to alter wedding gowns from many different designers and bridal brands such as:
• Mori Lee • Sophia Tolli • Mon Cheri • Alexandra Grecco • Dan Jones • Theia • Madi Lane • Paloma Blanca • Calla Blanche • Martina Liana • Eva Lendel • Madison James • Lillian West • Alex Perry • Inbal Dror, • Monique Lhuillier, • Rime Arodaky • Rue De Seine • Savannah Miller • Vera Wang • Zac Posen • Enzoani • Allure Bridals • Pronovias • Stella York • Maggie Sottero • L’ Amour • Essense Of Australia • Berta • Galia Lahav • David Tutera Bridal • Pnina Tornai • Hayley Paige • Ines Di Santo and more.
Are you ready to Alter Your Wedding Dress?
You can stop searching for bridal alterations nearby, or wedding alterations near you, and choose our bridal tailor shop in Etobicoke, for highly specialized alteration services.