Wedding Dress Alterations London

wedding dress alterationsEstablished in 1983, Alterations Boutique has become one of the leading specialists in Wedding Dress Alterations and Restyling in London, offering more than 35 years of experience combined with excellent customer service. Is your bridal dress plain, has intricate lace, beads or any other type of embellishment? Our bridal alterations experts have the experience to perform many type of bridal gown alterations whether your dress requires simple tweaks or complete restyling.

At Alterations Boutique we offer a full range of wedding dress alterations, including taking in, shortening, reshaping of the train, neckline restyling, and adding bespoke embellishment. Our highly experienced fully qualified bridal seamstresses will understand your needs and requirements noting down every single detail to ensure that your vision is transformed into reality. Whether you have purchased your bridal gown from a department store, a bridal boutique, inherited it or have decided to wear a vintage wedding dress and need it restyled, resized or remodelled, we can help.

Bridal Gown Alterations Services:

  • Taking in or Letting out sides
  • Narrow shoulders
  • Shorten / Lengthen Hem
  • Shorten / Lengthen Straps
  • Reshape Neckline
  • Replace Zip
  • Restyling
  • General Repairs


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The Experience 

At Alterations Boutique, we are renowned for providing award-winning customer service that we believe every single bride deserves. We want to make sure all brides-to-be feel truly special, by sculptung a bridal dress that fits, looks, and feels perfect yet comfortable. Whether you have already decided how you would like your wedding dress to fit or need some help from our talented bridal seamstresses, we will work on your gown until it’s impeccable.

When should you have your first wedding dress fitting?

In our experience, most purchased wedding dresses require alterations, as there is no such thing as a standard body shape. If your gown needs to be altered in any way, it’s important to have a plan in place in advance. How early you need to bring the dress to us would depend on the complexity of the alterations required. To ensure that we have time to achieve the results you desire, we recommend bringing your wedding gown at the earliest opportunity even if your wedding. This gives us the chance to get all of the work required done on your dress, as well as giving you time to have several fittings to ensure you are happy with your gown and that it's going to be in exceptional shape in time for your wedding day. Your final fitting should be close to the wedding to ensure everything, including the fit, is perfect. 

Unlimited Fittings Policy

At Alterations Boutique, we underestand that some brides might lose or gain weight before their big day. Based on our research, a lot of alterations companies would want to charge you extra to work on your dress again if your weight changes between fittings. Alterations Boutique is the only company to offer a free unlimited fittings policy. This means that if we have taken in your dress previously and you lose or put on weight before your big day, we will not charge you any extra to alter your dress again. In essence, you can visit us as many times as you like until you are completely happy with your dress.


Your First Appointment

We would recommend that you bring your bridal dress to us at your earliest convenience, remembering to bring the shoes and underwear you intend to wear on the big day. During your first appointment, our bridal seamstress will understand your vision, pin your wedding gown and give you a breakdown of costs. If you are happy to proceed we will schedule a date for your next fitting. We will store your dress until then so you won't have to transport it to us again.  


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Wedding Dress Alterations Costs

How much does it cost for wedding dress alterations?

We believe in charging our customers fair and reasonable prices, therefore, we undertake regular research to ensure our rates are moderate. 

All fittings including the initial consultation are free and we would agree the cost with you prior to starting any work.

There are no hidden or extra charges and we perform all further adustments for free for example, if we reduce the size of your wedding gown and it still does not fit correctly when you try it on, we will not charge you again for working on the same area.

Steaming of the dress is also free.


After the wedding

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Christening Gown

There are many different ways of creating a christening gown but it has increasingly become fashionable to create a baby’s christening gown by incorporating parts of your wedding dress. Your bridal dress is sentimental to you and therefore it is the perfect choice to use it to create another special outfit for another special family day. For example, if your bridal gown has a train, we can use it to design a beautiful christening gown for your baby. This does not mean the end of your dress as we can use it to create a matching tea length dress you can wear at the christening ceremony. Otherwise, we can work with you to design a christening gown using all the fabric and trims from your wedding dress. Whether you will decide to create a mini replica of your own wedding dress or would like us to come up with a completely new design, or have already designed it yourself, let our dressmakers work with you to create a unique and special outfit for you and your baby. 

Creating a versatile wardrobe piece

Your wedding day doesn’t have to mean the end of your bridal dress. Let our talented dressmakers turn your dress into something new, better, modern and exciting. At Alterations Boutique we have the expertise to convert your bridal gown into a special outfit you can wear regularly. Let one of our dressmakers create a beautiful cocktail gown, an elegant blouse or remake the bottom part of your dress into a stunning skirt. Whatever piece you choose, it will remind you of the memories of your special day. Our talented dressmakers will work with you to create a unique piece that will always have a special and personal meaning.


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Recent Events and Publications

Ruby Hammer, British internationally acclaimed fashion and beauty makeup artist, columnist, co-founder of Ruby & Millie, and co-founder and Director of Scarlett & Crimson cosmetics brand, invited Alterations Boutique to make her a wedding dress and a dress for her daughter Reena Hammer. Maria Blazquez, founder of Alterations Boutique, creating the bridal dress which featured in Hello Magazine.


‘"The weather was bright but cool, not the Indian summer I was hoping for, but at least it wasn’t raining," said Ruby, as she arrived in Whitehall for the 4pm service. Her champagne-and-pewter hued vintage dress was a unique creation. "It was discovered by my friend Charlie Brear of the Vintage Wedding Dress Company. Everybody but everybody commented on it,” she told us. “It was originally a flapper dress with an amazing kind of cape or train, and that part was made into my wedding dress by the lovely Maria Blazquez with lots of input from my friends, Reena and myself. Then I wore the flapper dress for the evening party." Hello! Magazine

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Alterations Boutique made the first replica of Kate Middleton's Wedding dress as commissioned by the Times in 5 hours! Watch Maria Blazquez, the founder of Alterations Boutique, being interviewed on Sky News (CLICK ON LINK BELOW) and David Emanuel the designer of Diana's (Princess of Wales) wedding dress, praising our bridal dress on ITV's Lorraine show on 02.05.11 (CLICK ON LINK BELOW).  You can click on the link below to the Times article 30.04.11 to read the full story.

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