Alterations and Custom Work

Alterations and Custom Work

Wedding gowns are not meant to be ready-to-wear and do require alterations. Our alterations services are reserved for brides that purchase their wedding gown through Fantasy Bridal. Pricing is $50/hour and quotes can be given at time of purchase.

Our seamstresses have been hand-picked and are experts in their field. They are able to do basic gown alterations as well as custom work. We can add custom sleeves/straps, change necklines, or build up gowns for modest requirements. We have high standards and do try to fulfill your every expectation.

Fittings are done in-store with our fitting specialist. The appointment typically takes 45-60 minutes. We do require you to bring in the exact shoes, bra and/or slip if you plan on wearing these items on your wedding day. This will help us fit your gown in the best way possible. We require half payment at the time of the fitting and the balance at your pick-up appointment before it can be taken home.

With your alterations, you receive a pressing and detailing of your wedding gown. We will iron, spot-check, bead-check and clip threads. We want to unsure all our brides leave with a perfect gown.

Frequently Asked Questions

"If you measure me, why should I need alterations after my dress arrives?"

Measurements are taken to be able to choose the best size. Gowns ordered are based off the vendor size chart and are not custom to you. (Sizes can vary greatly from vendor to vendor.) We discuss with you the best size option, not only on measurements, but also based on fabrics and dress shape. Most brides do not typically fit the size chart perfectly. You could be a size 6 in the bust and an 8 in the waist, we would recommend the 8 for the waist and alter down the bust to fit.

"Are alterations included in the price of the dress?"

Alterations are priced separately. Each dress and body shape are different, no two dresses require the same amount of work.

"How far in advance do I need to schedule my fitting?"

We highly suggest scheduling your "Save the Date" on the day you purchase your wedding gown. We typically need 4-6 weeks to do alterations and the "Save the Date" saves your spot and guarantees a done date. If you elect to do bridal photos prior to your wedding date, this needs to be taken into consideration.

“Do I have to use Fantasy Bridal for my alterations?”

No, Fantasy Bridal does not require you to get your alterations with us, you are able to choose your own seamstress. We can provide a list of seamstresses in and around the Salt Lake Valley if needed. We recommend meeting with a few different seamstresses to make sure you feel confident they can fulfill your needs.

Below are a few gowns we have done different custom modifications such as: adding long sleeves, bell sleeves, flutter sleeves, or doing modest fills