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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What kind of alterations does Suzanne’s Sewing Service offer? 

A: In order to meet demand, we only offer bridal gown alterations. 

 

Q: When should I start my alterations? 

A: We require at least 12 weeks (3 months) prior to your wedding date or a rush fee will be added to your alterations and depending on workload at time, we may not be able to accommodate your alterations.  

 

Q: Do you only offer alterations to brides who purchased at a specific bridal store? 

A: No. We do alterations for any bride who purchased her gown from any bridal store.

Q: How does the process work at Suzanne’s Sewing Services? 

A: The alterations process is typically 3-4 appointments, 30 minutes each. Typically, each appointment is roughly 2-3 weeks apart. If you are wanting any customizations, there will likely be more appointments, but all of these details will be discussed at your first fitting. 

Q: What should I bring to my fitting? 
A: Every fitting you must bring your shoes and any undergarments you want to wear. These items affect the fit of the dress and change the way the dress lays.  

 

Q: Does my dress stay at Suzanne’s Sewing Service? 

A: Yes. In order for your dress to be worked on, your dress must remain at Suzanne’s through all of your fittings. From there, you can either have Suzanne’s Sewing press your dress for your big day at an additional cost or take your gown after your fittings. 

Q: What is the cost of alterations? 

A: Typically, alterations on a wedding gown ranges between $500-$1000*. However, no estimate can fully be executed without seeing the dress and what needs to be done with it. During your first fitting we will walk you through the cost of your alterations.

*excludes customizations - All design changes and custom changes do not fall within the scope of regular alteration charges and will be additional.

Q: I want to find out if specific alterations can be done or receive an idea of pricing for alterations?

A: If you're not sure whether you want Suzanne to do your alterations or you want to get a quote for a design change or customization to make a decision, schedule a consultation with Suzanne. We offer consultations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 11am-2pm and we charge $50 for this service. If a first fitting is booked & alterations paid for within 30 days of your consult, your $50 will go towards your alteration costs.

 

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