Seamstress Costings

Commencing the 1st January  Bridal Alterations Love Ltd will be available Thursday - Sunday, at Wedding Belles Love.

Until then:
All fitting appointments are included in the price of your alterations​​​​​​:
All alterations are completed by an independent seamstresses, should you chose to use your own seamstress just let us know when you would like to collect your wedding dress and we will have it all ready for you. 
If you are not a Wedding Belles Love bride you can also use our independent seamstresses

Slim hem 1 layer 1 lining - From £80
Standard A-Line hem, including all linings & nets - From £90
Layered hem, chiffon organza nets & linings - From £100
Ballgown style hem including all linings & nets - From £120
Lace Hem including removal of lace & reattach, all linings & nets - From £150

Altering the neckline - £25-£150
Plain side seams (taking in / letting out) £60-£100
Side seams with lace / beads (taking in / letting out) - From £80
Standard shoulders taking up - From £40
Shoulders with sleeves adjustments - From £60
Spaghetti Straps - From £20
Darts - From £30
Bust only take in/out - £40-£100
Bust & Waist take in/out- £50-£120
Bust pads & fitting - £15 per pair
Attach bridal belt - £15
Making new back panel - £30 + fabric costs
Changing zip back to corset lace up & flat loops - £100
Changing corset back to zip adding buttons - £70-£100
Changing replacing/ removal / refit of zip - £20
Buttons & loops - From £80
Add buttons next to zip - From £50
Add straps - £40-£150 depending on style & materials
Add sleeves - £180 + materials 
Hand sewing and finishing, any other work charged by the hour -£40

Letting out / taking in over the hip / thigh on a plain skirt -From £40
Letting out / taking in over the hip / thigh on a lace skirt -From £80
Taking in / letting out zip area -From £40
Standard train bustle -£15
Larger skirts with multiple bustles - From £20
Changing adding invisible ribbon for bustle -£15

Rush order to complete within 7 days £100
Rush order to complete within 5 days £150

Steaming £40-£80

Standard hem 1 layer 1 lining - £35- £80
Layered hem, (multiple layers) -£40-£120
Standard side seams (taking in / letting out side seams) - From £40
Standard shoulders (taking up) From £30
Steaming per dress - Adults £15, Teens £15, Flower girl £5, Prom £30-£80
Hand sewing and finishing, any other work charged by the hour - £40

Bridal, Bridesmaid & Prom alterations- seamstress terms and conditions

  • All quotes are based on information available at the time the quote is given. Any changes made after the quote is given may require extra work and therefore incur extra costs.

  • Please wear minimal make up to avoid soiling your dress.

  • Please allow two months for our service; we will, however, do our utmost to accommodate your needs. Simpler alterations can be completed within a month.

  • We will take a complete set of measurements at the preliminary fitting and the dress will be altered in accordance with these measurements. We shall not be liable for any changes in the measurements due to weight fluctuations or pregnancy and a charge will apply if the work needs to be done to accommodate these variations.

  • Deadlines can only be guaranteed if they are made at the initial consultation, and the client gives full co-operation in meeting these deadlines.

  • You must bring the correct shoes and underwear to your appointment, if these are not available your fitting will be rescheduled and a missed appointment charge will be made. £35

  • We reserve the right to charge an express fee of £100-£150 per dress during busy periods. This fee is effective for work requiring completion within 5-7 working days.

  • Please inform us if there is a possibility of weight loss, gain, or pregnancy. This can substantially affect fit so fitting will need to be scheduled accordingly. It may also affect the cost of your alterations.

  • Your final fitting no further changes will be made so please ensure your weight remains stable after this point.

  • Payment in full is required to start the alterations

  • Direct bank transfer, card payment, we accept cash also

  • Small pieces of fabric are often left when alterations are completed. Unless specifically requested otherwise, fabric remnants are disposed of.

  • Alterations are completed as discussed at time of fitting. Please ensure you are happy with the fit at this point, further changes will be charged for at the appropriate rate. 

  • The method of finishing will be, as far as is possible, similar to those used on the original garment. Where this is not possible the decision on methods used is with the seamstress.

  • Please note we recommend a minimum of two fittings per garment, without the recommended number of fittings the final result is not guaranteed. Nor do I make any guarantee of fit if do you do not inform me of weight loss plans or pregnancy.

  • If you cancel after the first fitting you will forfeit the 50% deposit already paid, and the garment will be returned to you as is, which will be unpicked/tacked and unfinished.

  • Ideally 24 hours notice is required to cancel/change appointments, however it is vital that should you show any signs of illness you do not attend your appointment and contact me to reschedule. 

  • In the event of any breach of contract, your remedies shall be limited to damages and under no circumstances shall my liability exceed the price of the garment(s) and, if not included in the price, the cost of any materials