Alterations Services

Here at Samantha Wynne Bridal, we believe that anything is possible. From standard bridal alterations to custom design, we can do it all. As a self-proclaimed mother to all brides that walk through the door, Sam’s ultimate goal is to make sure that each and every client is thrilled with the end result of their alterations. There is no task too big or small when it comes to fulfilling the vision that a bride has for her dream gown!

 

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Wedding Dress Alterations

During your appointment your dress will be pinned as your request and a collection and retry appointment will be scheduled for the following week. Common wedding dress alterations include:
  • Hem shortening
  • Straps
  • Variations
  • Taking in or letting out

School Ball Alterations

Our highly skilled alterations team take special care to make sure your school ball dress fits perfectly. Our most common school ball alterations usually include but are not limited to:

  • Hem shortening
  • Straps 
  • Reduce through waistline

Clothing Alterations

The services we offer include but are not limited to:

Jeans:

  • Hem shortened
  • Button replacement
  • Zip replacement
  • Reduction through waistline

Trousers:

  • Hem shortened
  • Button replacement
  • Zip replacement
  • Reduction through waistline

Dresses:

  • Hem shortened
  • Taking in dress side seams
  • Shortening straps
  • Zip replacement
  • Sleeve shortening
  • Resizing - taking in or letting out

Shirts:

  • Hem shortened
  • Taking in shirt side seams
  • Shirt sleeves shortened
  • Sew button on shirt

Feel free to contact us about any alterations not listed above.

Alterations FAQS

How long before the wedding/event date should I start my alterations?

We recommend your very last fitting typically 2-3 weeks before the wedding, school ball or event. Rush alterations fittings can be accommodated depending on Samantha’s Team's schedule.

What is the average cost of bridal alterations?

Bridal alteration costs range from $250-$900 for standard alterations. Custom alterations and custom changes may be an additional cost. Most of our past brides budget $650.

What should I bring with me to my first bridal fitting?

If you have your gown, bring that with you to your fitting along with your preferred form of payment. To all fittings, bring your shoes, undergarments and any other accessories you may want to wear on your wedding day. 

At your first fitting, you will be pinned in your dress and we will make a note of everything that needs to be done, including any custom changes that you desire. Your entire first fitting normally lasts about 30 minutes. After the fitting, all of the alterations on your invoice and pricing will be confirmed, and payment will be taken in full.

If adjustments need to be made on the alterations that have already been paid for, no additional payment will need to be taken. For example, if a bride happens to lose weight between the first and second fitting and the dress needs to be taken in at the same seams a bit more, this will not be an additional cost. What would be an additional cost would be any extra changes that were not covered in the initial fitting. An example of this would be if a bride happened to have a change of heart and decided to take the plunge and lower the neckline on her gown.

After payment is received, the second fitting will be booked–this is normally set for one to two weeks before your wedding date. If you are an out-of-town bride, we can absolutely make sure to adjust our typical fitting scheduling to fit your needs.

How long are alterations appointments?

Each fitting is approximately 30 minutes. If only hems are required particularly on bridesmaids dresses we only require you for a minimum of 15 minutes - our bridesmaids often race in during their lunch break mid week. Less stressful and much quieter than a Saturday!!!

What happens at my second bridal fitting?

At the second fitting, fit will be confirmed first and foremost. Any custom work should be completed at this time as well. Both fit and custom changes can be adjusted from here on out. 

The second fitting normally lasts anywhere between 15-30 minutes, depending on any changes that need to be made. Once finished, you will be able to take your beautiful bridal gown, home with you.

Your gown will be packed into its original bag, and you will be on your way with gown in hand. If you are traveling via airline, if you have any questions or concerns about travel or pressing touch-ups on your gown, feel free to ask! Our staff is happy to help, and no question is too small.

Are custom changes possible in alterations?

Absolutely! Our team will be happy to chat with you about any custom changes you may want, including adding or removing sleeves, changing necklines, lowering back, adding additional detail, such as beadwork. We have beautiful laces too to choose from if you are wanting for example a little detailed finished on cuffs, shoulder lines etc.

Can I do my bridesmaid, mother of the bride, or rehearsal dinner dress alterations through you?

Yes! We would be happy to give you more information for scheduling your Mother-of-the-Bride / Mother-of-the-Groom / special occasion alterations.

How much are bridal alterations?

Alteration pricing on a bridal gown ranges from $250-$900 with an average of around $550-$600. The average includes hemming, taking in or letting out your side seams, and bustling the train. Please keep in mind that extensive lace or beading may cause the price of alterations to rise outside of the estimated average cost. Custom changes, such as changing the neckline or lowering the back of your dress, are an additional cost.

BOOK AN ALTERATIONS APPOINTMENT ONLINE:

Book an appointment with Samantha Wynne using Setmore 

Phone: +618 9444 9866

Email: sales@samanthawynne.com.au

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