View Estimated Wedding Alteration Charges

Enjoy flexible gown or dress fitting appointments no matter where you bought your gown or dress. Alterations and Beyond is available to expertly handle your alteration needs. You are treated with personal attention and we are dedicated to providing quality custom work for your wedding day attire. You can view a chart of estimated charges for alterations to your wedding attire below.

What to Expect from the First Fitting to the Last:
You can expect personal one-on-one attention. One person will be scheduled at a time - if more then one in your wedding party, please us know in advance! We will be happy to meet with your wedding party.

First Fitting:
When you arrive for your first fitting you have the proper undergarments, petticoat and shoes you are intended to wear with the dress. These items affect the fit of the dress. The height of the heel, fullness of the petticoat will make a difference in the hem length. The bra you are going to wear will affect the way the top fits. These items are important and must be brought with every fitting.

Second Fitting:
On the second fitting, we will have you try on the dress and check the alterations that were done. Some hems will be basted up to check on the length. Trims and beads may not be replaced or may be basted in place until the final fitting so we can make adjustments if needed. Once we have the dress fitting properly, then we will trim the seams and sew on the beadwork and trim. Then usually will have a third fitting to make sure everything fits perfectly. Most dresses only need 2 fittings.

Payment for Gown and Dress Alterations
At least 50% is asked at the time of your second fitting. Please pay the balance at your final fitting or when the garment is picked up. Personal checks can be accepted at least 4 weeks prior to the final fitting. After that please pay by cash. Thank you!

At Alterations and Beyond we want to ensure your wedding attire fits perfectly for your wedding day!
Estimated Costs for Bridal Alterations
Hem $60-100
Bustles $45
Take-In / Let-Out $30-60
Sleeves Adjusted / Hemmed $30-60
Shoulder Seams Raised $15-40
Bust Seams $15-40
Shorten Straps $10-30
Take in Through Zipper $50-75
Sewn-In Bra Cups Installed $10
*Couture gowns may add 20% to alteration costs.
Estimated Costs for Alterations to Bridesmaids' Dresses
The chart below is a guideline of fees associated with your alterations. You will be provided with a detailed quote for exact cost of your alterations. We know how important this is when budgeting your wedding, so work will not begin until you are clear on the costs.
Hem $25-45
Take-In / Let-Out Skirt Seams $20-30
Bodice Take-In / Let-Out $15-35
Shorten Straps $10-15
Take in Through Zipper $40-60
Sewn-In Bra Cups Installed $10


Mother of the Bride dresses and other special occasion dresses will fall somewhere between wedding gown and bridesmaid dress prices.


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