services & alterations

An appointment is required for all wedding gown fittings.

Due to the unique nature of each wedding gown and the needed alterations, we cannot provide estimated wedding gown alteration prices over the phone. We will be happy to do so at the initial appointment.

Bring the gown and undergarments (including but not limited to: slip, bra and spanx) to your first fitting.  You may bring several bras/undergarments  if you would like to test the fit with different items. The bra (or lack thereof) can make a significant difference in fit. If you are uncertain what will work with your gown, we can discuss options at the first fitting.

You are required to bring your shoes to the second fitting. You may bring several options to try with the gown, but please plan to make a decision at the fitting.

Expect 3-5 fittings depending on the nature of the gown and the alterations required.

A deposit is not typically required for wedding gown alterations unless the purchasing of materials (fabric, beads, lace, etc) is required to complete the alterations. If the gown was purchased “off the rack” and is not a typical wedding gown from a boutique, a deposit is required.

With any appointment it is important and necessary that you arrive on time. Alteration appointments are scheduled back to back; if you will be more than 15 minutes late or cannot make your appointment, please call and reschedule your appointment for another day.

Anne Thomas Couture has the right to refuse alterations to any individual under any circumstance at anytime.

Any and all garments, veils, jewelry and/or accessories will not be released to anyone without the permission of the owner.

 

COMMON ALTERATIONS

Hemming
Take in/let out sides and bust
Add bra cups
Add corset back
Cut/remove or add crinoline
Remove train
Bustling

Steaming
Adjustment of darts and stays
Sleeves shortened at shoulder
Shorten/add straps or sleeves
Change neckline
Remove or attach beads/lace or other embellishments

A no-obligation price will be quoted at the first appointment 

 

MY PROMISE TO YOU 

My Promise to You I promise to do whatever it takes to get your gown right within the capability of the gown. That means that I can only work with the variables the gown allows. This takes a little creativity on the my part and a bit of understanding from the bride, but almost anything can be done if the bride is willing to accept some creative design changes.

 

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Average Prices

Average prices are listed below. Prices are subject to fluctuate based on the work required. I do not require a deposit but you may pay in installments if that makes the cost easier for you. Payment in full is required before you leave with your dress.

Wedding Gowns, Debutante and Quinceanera
$450-$700

Bridesmaid Dresses, Mother and Evening Dresses
$40-$150

 

Rush Fees

Any alterations brought in after the time period specified below will be charged a rush fee.

Less than 4 weeks for Wedding Gowns, Debutante
and Quinceanera

$100

Less than 2 weeks for Bridesmaid, Mother 
and Evening Dresses

$40