Wedding Party Help

We are wedding dress alterations specialist serving the Midlothian and Richmond area of Virginia.

We have been helping brides and their wedding party look ’picture perfect’ for their wedding day by making sure their dress fits them perfectly.

We use the knowledge acquired over many years of alteration skills. How does this benefit you? You will receive the look and fit usually experienced only from wearing a custom made wedding gown!

We also provide ...through the website... help to brides in the beginning of their wedding dress search find the perfect wedding dress for them. Buying the right dress in the beginning, saves you money when it comes to the alterations needed later. If you are at this stage... you can read tips and advice on how to choose, find, buy and alter the dress that is perfect for you.

Our goal is to reveal ’real tips’ based on my bridal experiences, so that you can experience the ’wow factor’ when you walk down the aisle in you dream wedding gown!

8–12 months

  • Start your dress search.

6–8 months

  • Order your dress now so you'll have plenty of time to attend fittings.
  • Get a swatch of fabric from your dress so that you can match shoes and other accessories.

3–6 months

  • Shop for your accessories:
    Bra/panties
    Hosiery
    Headpiece
    Veil
    Petticoat/slip
    Gloves
    Jewelry
    Wrap or shawl
    Handbag
    Garter

2–3 months

  • Attend your first fitting; bring your shoes, lingerie and accessories with you.
  • Attend your final wedding-dress fitting.

1-2 weeks

  • Pick up your wedding dress. Try it on one last time before you leave the salon to make certain that it fits just right.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do you need an appointment?

Yes, you will need to schedule an appointment. Please call 804-378-0926.


What is the usual turnaround time?


For wedding dress alterations I usually have a 2 - 3 week turnaround time frame. For all other formal alterations such as bridesmaids, flower girl dresses and mother’s dresses; I usually have a 1 - 2 week turn around time frame.


What are your terms of payment?

You pay 50% down at the first appointment and the balance at your pick up time. I accept cash, checks, moneyorders, debit and credit cards.


What should I bring along for the first appointment?

You need to bring the shoes and the undergarments that will be worn with the gown. It is important to be fitted with the correct undergarments in order to receive an accurate fit.


Tips and Advice

Once you order you dress start your search for the best sewing professional to alter your dress. You don’t have to use the bridal shop seamstress. There is an advantage to using another source. SAVING $$$ Come see us a Sandy’s and compare the difference in price. Customers can save typically 35-50% on wedding party clothing alterations over the “Big Box” wedding shops.

When your bridal dress comes in, make sure you call and schedule your alterations fitting right away. If you are trying to lose weight, your sewing professional should be able to work with you to schedule your dress delivery a little closer to the wedding date.

For your alteration fitting... make sure to take along your bridal lingerie such as, the bra, slimming garments and slip. Whatever you plan to wear under the dress you need to be fitted in those garments. You need to also have the shoes you plan to wear if you need your dress hemmed. Be prepared to pay a deposit at your first fitting.

On your wedding day have your mother or a bridesmaid keep a few emergency items handy for you on your wedding day, such as safety pins in case something comes a loose and baby wipes for stains.

Remember the best laid plans ,no matter if you gave yourself plenty of time, might not work out how you want on your wedding day. Just don’t sweat the small stuff. Let it go and remember to have fun!!!

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