Choosing your gown is only the first part of your bridal gown’s journey. All bridal gowns will need a tweak, so it is essential that your dress is fitted and altered to your personal size and shape.
The Dolly Blue Alteration service is only available to brides who purchased their gown from the exclusive studio. Brides who purchase from ‘The ready to wear studio’ will be offered independent seamstresses details.
We will contact you approximately 6 to 8 weeks before your wedding date to arrange your first fitting. It is very important that you factor into account that a dress takes a minimum of 6 months to order with a further 2 months to alter and you will need to be available for 2 or 3 fittings.
NB Bridal Fittings are by appointment, Wednesday 12-4pm or Thursday 12-7pm only. Bridal fittings require the seamstresses and your full concentration, so we politely request you bring just one other person to your first fitting and please remember your bridal shoes and underwear. This is also a good time to choose your accessories.
Every Bride is nervous trying on her bridal gown for the first time it is completely normal to feel this way. Please be aware that your gown may not fit properly straight away, but once altered professionally to your specific requirements we can guarantee that it will fit you perfectly, making you look and feel beautiful.
Dresses are made to order, not made to measure. We follow the strict measuring guidelines from each individual designer to ensure that the dress arrives as close to your personal measurements as possible, these are taken when you place your order. NB Unfortunately we cannot be held responsible for any fluctuation in a brides personal weight once the order has been placed, but we will always endeavour to fit the dress to the best of our abilities within reasonable situations.
All alterations are carried out by Adele, founder of Dolly Blue Bridal Studios who is a highly qualified and insured Bridal designer seamstress. The Sewing Studio is situated on site ensuring your dress never leaves our building. Once you are fully satisfied with the fit of your gown it is steamed and placed in a large dress bag, ready for collection.
All alterations or customisation are extra with the total cost depending on the amount of work carried out on each individual dress, the average price being £250. Please take this into account when budgeting for your gown.
NB You are under no obligation to use our alteration service. Once your dress is paid for in full you can collect your dress and make alternative alteration arrangements.
Any other questions please get in touch.