When Should I Get My Wedding Dress Altered?

When should you get your wedding dress altered? Glad you asked! I get that question a lot and the answer is quite simple.

As a veteran seamstress right here in Ottawa, I’ve seen all sorts of dresses. The alterations are different but the process remains the same.

When should I get my wedding dress altered?

I always recommend you stop by two months before your wedding or maybe three if you’re really worried or anxious to get your dress fixed. Alterations can be done one month prior to the wedding but it’s dicey! We might not have enough time. If you’re really in a bind, feel free to give me a call.

What should I bring?

Bring a trusted friend or your mother. She or he will be your sober second thought. Otherwise, if you’re confident you can handle the appointment by yourself, do not forget to bring the shoes and bra you plan to wear on your big day. Those things really count.

Don’t worry if you don’t have any of those. I have a handful at the store, if needed.

What will my first appointment look like?

It will start with a chat and some measurements. From there, we will discuss our plan together.

How many sessions?

Upwards of four and maybe five if we really want to make sure your dress fits nicely. We can discuss our plan together. We will nip and tuck as much as we need until you’re ready for your big day.

Who should I consult? Where can I go?

You can visit moi! I have upwards of 20 years experience fixing beautiful wedding dresses. But be warned – expert seamstresses do not provide estimates online and they certainly cannot assess the work that needs to be done by email.

Just like a relationship, we need to talk it over in person. I need to understand your needs and what can be done. Seamstresses are miracle workers but not fairies. Sometimes, an alteration just won’t work.

When should you get your wedding dress altered? When you are ready! You can book an appointment with me today.

Skip the wedding dress shopping and visit Christiane’s Bridal in the heart of Orleans, Ottawa. I have a wide selection of off-the-rack and affordable wedding dress like her!

As seen on Instagram – Just one of my beautiful wedding dresses