Bridal and Wedding Dress Alterations FAQs

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One size does not fit all – never has and never will ! For this reason, most gowns need at least some sort of alterations. It is completely normal to alter your wedding dress. Bridal alterations allows a dress to be tailored and customized to each individual bride.

Any Alterations is specialized in altering, custom fitting, restyling, re-sizing and reconstructing from formal attire to casual wear, from tailored suits, bridal wear to leather alterations.

There is enough room in our studio for your entire bridal party. Our space is vintage, cosy with a great atmosphere, and – of course – quality work for the best price around. We know your fitting with us will be a wonderful experience!

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Kim is a professional seamstress you can trust with her experience. Specifically, Kim was trained as a fashion designer. Kim’s firm understanding of fit and shape has led her to open her own alterations studio.

At Any Alterations, it is our mission to make sure every bride looks as great as she feels. Bridal alterations allows a dress to be tailored and customized to each individual bride. It is our pleasure to be a part of each of our bride’s special day. 

First fitting should be scheduled 10-8 weeks prior to your wedding day. Most brides require 2 fittings, on occassion 3 if there are many customized changes. This means you can pick up your dress 6-4 weeks before the big day.

Along with adjusting the length and fit, we can make your gown one of a kind with:

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Straps & sleeves

Our alterations experts can add thin or thick straps, cap sleeves, short sleeves, or long sleeves to any strapless wedding dress.

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Corset backs

If your dress zips in back, we can transform it with a glamorous lace-up corset back (which gives you extra breathing room too) or a delicate button-up closure.

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Bustles

A long, flowing train looks beautiful as you walk down the aisle. But what happens at the reception, when you want to dance? Bustle it! We’ll create a custom bustle to complement your gown.

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Neckline

Would you like turn your dress into an illusion neckline wedding dresses for more coverage? In love with sweet heart neckline? Any Alterations team of bridal seamstress will find the best ways to make your dream dress come true.

The right lingerie can change everything. In order to ensure the perfect fit, please bring the bra, slip, shapewear, and most importantly – the shoes you plan to wear with your dress.

Wedding dress alterations usually requires 2 fittings. First fitting usually takes 60 minutes. Second, sometimes, third fittings usually take 30 minutes. Depending on your timeline, each fitting will normally be scheduled 2 weeks apart.

  • THE FIRST FITTING will be used to get a correct fit of your bodice (the bust and stomach). This is probably the most important part. If your bodice is already fitting properly we will look at the hem as well as bustling options. We will also look at the option of adding bust cups and using a hoop skirt.
  • THE SECOND FITTING, we will check the fitting of the bodice. We will confirm that it sits on you perfectly and the zipper or corset closes as well. If we have already done the bustles we will demonstrate how to complete your bustles. If you have guests with you, they should practice the bustle. We can also videotape on your cell phone for help on the day if needed.  Adjusting any straps will be done during this fitting. If your hem was not done last time, please make sure to bring your shoes to this fitting so we can get it done at this appointment.
  • THE THIRD FITTING, we will be checking everything. The fit, the hem, the straps and the bustles will all be checked and checked again. During this fitting if we need to make any last minute adjustments, don’t worry. The dress will be altered straight away. If there is anything that still needs to be created like a custom belt or veil and you would like to come back to pick it up, that will work too.

Most bridesmaid / mother of bride / flower girl dress alterations require 1 fitting, on occassion 2 if there are many customized changes. Please allow at least 30 minutes for each fitting.

First fitting of dress alterations for bridal party should be scheduled 4 weeks in advance. Therefore the dress can be picked up 2 to 3  weeks before the big day.

This is a question we hear all the time, and it is one that is super hard to answer over the phone. Every garment is different, every manufacturer is different, and most importantly, it depends on what we are doing to the garments. However, we have some ball park prices, but none of those are approximate. Please call us and give a description of the dress and expected alterations.

We are fair in our pricing, and can give you an exact estimate once we fit you. In addition, it’s a free consultation.

CONTACT US

We currently have 2 studios, one in Baldock and one in Biggleswade.

01. BALDOCK STUDIO

Hours:

By appointment only

Mon – Fri: 9:30AM – 6PM

Sat: 10AM – 2PM

Sun: closed

Contact:

Moblie & Whatsapp: +44 (0) 7521 425784

Email: hello@anyalterations.com

Facebook: @AnyAlterations

Address:

We are located in the heart of Baldock, just 2 minutes walk from Baldock train station. There’s plenty of free parking around our studio.

13 Whitehorse Street
Baldock
Hertfordshire
SG7 6QB (click postcode for direction)

02. BIGGLESWADE STUDIO

Hours:

No appointment needed (bridal alteration appointment required)

Mon – Tue – Wed: 10AM – 3PM

Thurs – Fri : 10AM – 6PM

Sat: 10AM – 2PM

Sunday: closed

Contact:

Moblie & Whatsapp: +44 (0) 7521 425784

Email: hello@anyalterations.com

Facebook: @AnyAlterationsBiggleswade

Address:

We are located just 2 minutes walk from Biggleswade train station, opposite Iceland supermarket. There’s plenty of free parking around our studio.

First floor
1A Station Road
Biggleswade
Bedfordshire
SG18 8AH (click postcode for direction)

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