Tangled Bobbin

Formal Alterations

Timing is important

Booking an appointment for formal alterations needs to be approximately booked 6-10 weeks in advance. Please review or contact us when you should be booking an appointment for your Wedding or Special Event.

When Should I Book my Consult?

You have found the perfect piece for the big day, let us help you find the perfect fit!

Recommended Scheduling

My Event is in:

  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September


My appointment is best in:

  • February or March
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June or July

FAQs The Usual Questions we get asked

Can I customize my wedding dress? Example: Add sleeves?

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Customization is available for an additional fee. Please discuss if this is an option at your fitting. 

Who should I bring to my appointment?

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We suggest you limit the guest list to no more than three guests whose opinion you value, who knows you well, and whom you want to share the experience with. Bringing more than three guests can take the focus off of you.  This also applies to trying on our Consignment Wedding Gowns.

Do you charge for measurements?

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Generally there is a $25 fee.

How many fittings should I allow for?

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Typically, most formal wear alterations don't require more than three fittings.

How much are my alterations going to cost?

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Alteration costs varies because every gown and body type are different. We only charge for the work that needs to be done, not a flat rate.Please call to set up a FREE consultation with no cost or obligation to find out our exact pricing.

Do I need to bring anything to my fittings?

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Please bring shoes, accessories, and any undergarments you will be wearing on your wedding day to your fitting to ensure an accurate fit.

What do you charge for steaming wedding dresses?

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Depending on the gown, the starting rate is $65 +/- 

Do I need to book an appointment?

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We strongly recommend an appointment for premium experience. Keep in mind, Saturdays are very busy and usually books up weeks in advance.