Alterations FAQs


Questions about Bridal Alterations

Q:   How long do bridal alterations usually take?

A:    Typically a bride will have at least 2-3 fittings before her dress is 100% complete. We like to start the bridal alterations at least 3 months prior to your wedding date. Alterations can be completed in less time but may be subjected to a rush fee.  


Q:    What do I need to bring with me?

A:     You will need to bring the shoes you plan to wear on your wedding along with any undergarments you are planning to wear. This can include a bra, Spanx, corset, lingerie, stickies, slip, etc.


Q:     How much do alterations cost?

A:      Alteration estimates are given on a dress by dress basis. The cost will vary depending on what needs to be done to the dress and the type of detailing that is on the dress. Our average cost for alterations, excluding customizations, is between $300 - $400. We suggest budgeting around $425 for your alterations to be safe.


Q:    Will you alter my dress if I did not buy it at MarWin Bridal?

A:     Yes! We are happy to alter any wedding dress whether it is a family heirloom or something purchased at another location. 


Q:    Can you customize my wedding dress?

A:     Absolutely! We love to do customizations! If you found a wedding dress that is not exactly what you dreamed of, we can customize it for you. Call the store to schedule your appointment with the seamstress. 

Q: Do you charge a consultation fee to meet with the seamstress for customizations?

A: No, you can schedule an appointment to meet with our seamstress to discuss the options for customizing your wedding dress. No fees are charged unless work is completed.

Questions about general alterations

Q:    Will you alter my bridesmaid dress?

A:    Yes! We will alter any bridesmaid, flower girl, mothers dress, prom dress, or any other formal wear you may have. 


Q:     Can you alter my favorite shirt?

A:     We will complete alterations on any garment you have in your closet.


Q:     How long do alterations take on non-bridal dresses?  

A:     Alterations on non-bridal apparel can take up to 4 - 6 weeks to be completed. If you need your garment to be completed sooner, a rush fee may be applied.  


Q:     Will you steam and press my garment after it is altered? 

A:     If you purchased your dress from MarWin Bridal, steaming and pressing is included in the cost of your dress. If you purchased your dress from another location, we can steam and press your dress for a fee. 

  • Wedding Dress starting at $50

  • Non-Wedding Dresses starting at $25


Q:     Can I get my measurements so I can order a dress online?  

A:     Yes! Whether you are buying your dress online or from another store, we can measure you at our store for $10. Standard measurements are bust, waist, hips, and hollow to hem. 


Still Have Questions?

MarWin Bridal will be happy to answer any questions that you have. Visit our contact page or call the store today!