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Wedding Dress Alterations

Velvet queen does not employ a seamstress directly; However, we work with some great local seamstress that we use ourselves and can refer. For our Velvet queen brides, we do offer in-store alterations but spaces are limited. For more information and to book in your alterations contact us.

Frequently asked questions about alterations

Yes 90% of brides require some sort of alterations to achieve the perfect fit. Once you choose your gown, we can discuss what sort of alterations are likely.

We do not currently employ a seamstress directly however we work with some amazingly talented local seamstresses that we can refer you to but you are under no obligation to use these services.

No, any alterations required to achieve the perfect fit or change the design of a dress after it arrives are not included in the cost of the gown.

This will vary greatly depending on the amount of alterations required to achieve the perfect fit and the complexity of the design of the dress. On average we recommend our brides to budget about £200 to cover alterations, this is approximate and actual costs can only be given by a seamstress when they see you in your dress.

The Seamstresses we work with are highly talented and skilled and it takes time to complete your alterations. On average it takes about 15 hours to do a standard alteration which would include hem, waist and bust/shoulders and this doesn’t include the 2 to 3 times they see you for fittings.

Typically, alterations take 6 to 8 weeks and in that time, you will have 2 to 3 fittings with the last fitting usually being no more than a few weeks before the wedding. The busiest time for a seamstress is over the summer months from about May to August so we always recommend booking your first fitting a couple of months before you need it to ensure they have the capacity to complete your alterations.

In theory absolutely, but we would always recommend that anyone you take your dress to has relevant experience of altering wedding dresses. Wedding dress alterations are often very complex and is unlike nipping in a pair of trousers, mending a hole or taking up a hem.