Our Alterations Team
A few weeks before your event, you will have the opportunity to meet with our alterations team and we believe they are the most talented and capable bridal seamstresses in the industry. Day after day they sit, sew and make sure that they properly fit our brides, moms and attendants often performing the impossible. Our alterations team is magical. With over 75 years of combined training and experience, Nancy, Rosa, Antoinette, and Susana will get the job done and Carole will complete the gown to perfection with pressing, beading and quality control.
We offer alterations as a service to our customers for an additional charge on any gown purchased in our salon. Our alterations department is located at the same location as our showroom in the 2nd floor.
Appointments are necessary
What to bring:
Shoes and a properly fitted bra are required in order to achieve the best fit possible. Keep in mind all body types are not the same and it’s common sense that the same gown will fit different bodies differently. While one girl may need cups for a better fit, another may need a specific bra, and yet another might need nothing at all. For your convenience, we stock bra cups and full supporting strapless bras fir purchase by Carnival and Flattering Me.
What to expect…
The complete visit should take no more than :30 minutes. Due to the intimacy of the space and the nature of the process, we recommend that brides bring a maximum of 2 people for the actual fitting. At least 2 fittings will be necessary for the purpose of pinning and and checking the work after sewing is completed. At times, brides may require additional fittings. We do what is necessary to achieve a proper fit. After we satisfy the proper fit, a pick up appointment is scheduled. Brides do not try on their dresses at this appointment. The dress will be pressed and prepared for the wedding day.
A note about Bustles: Bustling the train so that it does not trail behind the entire day is an American adopted tradition. Our seamstresses are trained to design the best way to achieve this combining style with efficiency. Fabrics, length of train and style often dictate and limit how the bustle is prepared. A bustle is designed for convenience and is not necessary to achieve proper fitting. If it is not for you, you can opt out and be a part of the European tradition. Just let us know.
Mothers and Maids
Though most gowns require less time, we do assign a :30 time slot for mother of the bride and groom dress fittings and :15 for bridesmaids. The general protocol is to pin all areas that need altering during the 1st visit. At the next scheduled appointment the gowns are pressed and ready and will be taken after they are tried on. Occasionally, extra appointments are required. We work to create a proper fit and stop at satisfaction.
Half of the remaining balance on the account is recommended at the time of the first fitting. At this time we will accept cash, all forms of credit cards or checks as payment. Keep in mind that the payment at the time of pick up is cash only.Our Alterations Team
Toward the end of your experience, you will find our alterations team and we believe they are the most talented and capable bridal seamstresses in the industry. Day after day they sit, sew and make sure that they properly fit our brides, moms and attendants often performing the impossible. Our alterations team is magical. With over 75 years of combined training and experience, Nancy, Rosa, Antoinette, and Susana will get the job done and Carole or Migdalia will complete to perfection with pressing, beading and quality control.
Wedding Gown Preservation
After your magical day, bring your gown back in to us and we will preserve your memory for years to come. Bridal Suite proudly uses Wedding Gown Preservation Company, the most reliable company in the bridal industry. The price is $239 and your gown gets cleaned, preserved and professionally boxed and shipped right to your door.
And hey, we get to hear a bit about how your wedding turned out!