Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect at the first appointment?
We will discuss what you would like done, and you will try on the dress on. The needed changes will be pinned or marked so that you can see and feel what the alterations will be like. At this point we can discuss any different stylistic changes that you would like made to your dress in addition to actual fitting changes.
What do I need to bring to the first appointment?
Please bring anything that you plan to be wearing with, or under, your dress. This includes anything from the shoes to the under garments that may change the fit or decide a hem length.
How soon do I need to have my shoes?
Sooner is better, but if you haven't decided or don't have them for your first appointment, that's OK, however you will need to have them for the second fitting though if your dress will need the hem brought up.
Who should I bring with me to the fitting/s?
Please limit your guests to one other person. This is a personal experience and when more people, kids or pets are introduced to the appointment it can distract from the task at hand. Please also note that most appointments are in my home so consideration of this is appreciated.
How long should I expect the appointment to last?
Each appointment is scheduled for an hour. The first appointment/fitting/consultation may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Each subsequent appointment will likely be less than an hour but is scheduled for an hour to ensure there is plenty of time to address any and all concerns.
When should I plan to come in for the consultation/first fitting?
I recommend planning on coming in between 6 - 8 weeks prior to your 'ready' date. Your ready date is the first time you will be wearing your dress whether this is for photos or your wedding day, it's preferable to have plenty of time to have your dress complete before this date to ease the stress of your wedding planning! This will allow your schedule to be more flexible for the next 1 or 2 fittings.
How many fittings are typically needed?
Usually a dress can be completed in 2 - 3 fittings depending on the alterations needed. A hem or other basic adjustment will likely only need the consultation and the final fitting (2 appointments). If more work is needed, taking in sides, raising shoulders, changing necklines, and so on (items that require more adjustments) it will be 3 appointments; the consultation (1st appointment), the rough draft (2nd appointment) where the main vision starts coming together but still needs final tweaks, and a final fitting (3rd appointment) when you fall completely head over heels in love with your dress, custom fit to your measurements.
What are the payment options?
An estimate will be agreed upon during the consultation and payment is expected upon the end of the final appointment/dress pick-up. Cash, credit and Venmo are all accepted for your convenience.