As far as timeline, I recommend my clients be fitted about 6 weeks before the wedding (or before you leave if it's out of town). That way weight fluctuation isn't an issue. Then my clients pick up 2 weeks before their wedding or departure date. That way there is not enough time for you to change a significant amount of weight and your dress not fit perfectly. However, it is still enough time if you need any adjustments. I've found this timeline ensures the most accurate alterations and works well, but you're welcome to modify it however you like.
Keep in mind that you do not want until 6 weeks out to book. My calendar books several months in advance year-round, spring and summer weddings book out the fastest. Contact me early and we can reserve your fitting as far as a year in advance.
I work out of my home located in Graham WA, between South Hill Puyallup and Orting. Click here for the closest cross-street, and the exact address is provided upon request.
Although I work from home, there is a private studio for my brides to enjoy. Bring as many guests as you'd like, and children of all ages are welcome.
There are no minimum charges for alterations, and there are no fees per fitting. Each gown is priced per task and how long it takes to complete each task. On average my brides spend $350-$450 for standard alteration, such as taking in/letting out, hem, bustle, and raising straps. Keep in mind that how the gown is constructed, the amount of beading/lace, and the overall amount of alterations desired all impact price.
Custom projects such as adding sleeves to strapless gowns, re-sizing gowns multiple sizes, repairing significant damage, etc are all possible but it is best to contact me pricing information on such specific projects.
I give all clients a quote before reserving their wedding date and fitting. General quotes can be given by messaging photos of you in your gown. I'm happy to announce the ability to provide consultations and quotes via Zoom. You are also welcome to schedule an in person consultation although this is not a requirement.