Our in-store expert alterations is our specialty, "No more bridal tug!"™ We provide alterations on all wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, flowergirl dresses and party dresses purchased in our store at the "in-store" discount rate. Typically this rate is half of "out of store" prices and what most other bridal stores charge. We do this as an incentive to our loyal "in-store" customers.
We also provide alterations for gowns and dresses that you bring in to us. We charge the typical street rate based on the amount of work that needs to be done. Please note that "internet-only" purchased dresses from us, if brought in, are charged at the full alteration rate. Please ask one of our assocaites when visiting our store for the price of alterations.
Alterations include adjustment to the hem, fit of the gown, the bustle, strap attachements and adjustments. We charge a flat rate for alterations. Additional work such as creating jackets, bolleros, wraps, shrugs, addition beading, lace, flowers and pickups are charges at an hourly rate plus materials. Estimates will be given and paid for before work is done. All alterations must be paid at the time of the fist fitting.
It is recommended that alterations are done at least one month prior to the event date or portrait date. Please call 954-522-1678 for alterations scheduling.
Warning: Many bridal stores will try to order you a gown too many sizes too large to charge you more for alterations for the extra work. Also many stores hide the alteration fees until after your purchase or force them in the contract. Victoria's Bridal Couture will always give you the cost for alterations and the option not to have them done if you choose to go somewhere else. Remember to ask first, wherever you shop.
After you have purchased your gown at Victoria's Bridal Couture, and the gown arrives in our store, we will contact you to schedule a pre-fitting appointment. This appointment is to make sure you are pleased with your gown. This is also the time to finish paying off your wedding gown if you have not already done so. We also suggest that you make your final selection of any veils, tiaras and any bridal undergarments such as bras and slips.
Please come prepared with undergarments, slips and shoes which you are going to wear the day of your event with the garment. This will allow for our seamstress to make a proper fit of your gown. Alterations include adjustment to the hem, fit of the gown, the bustle, strap attachements and adjustments. We charge a flat rate for alterations. Additional work such as creating jackets, bolleros, wraps, shrugs, addition beading, lace, flowers and pickups are charges at an hourly rate plus materials. Estimates will be given and paid for before work is done. All alterations must be paid at the time of the fist fitting.
We allow for as many visits as necessary to fit your gown perfectly to you. We do not charge per visit like most other locations.
Once your alterations have been completed, we then press or steam (FREE of charge) and prepare your gown for the wedding or special event. Your garment will be put in one of our protective bags and we will even help you carry it out to your car.
Gown Pressing and Steaming:
We offer a wedding gown pressing and steaming service for a nominal charge. This service is free one time with our paid alteration service.