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45 Linden Boulevard 4E
Brooklyn, New York 11226
347-743-8493 susan@theweddingdresser.com

By Appointment
Wednesday 1:00 - 7:00
Thursday - Saturday 11:00 - 7:00
Sunday 11:00 - 4:00



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Do you alter all clothing?
We are NYC's only Bridal Alterations specialist.
We alter Wedding Gowns, Bridesmaids and Mothers, Cocktail Dresses, Evening Gowns. We tailor mens suits and tuxes. We also alter and restyle Vintage gowns and dresses. If you have a dress for rehearsal dinner you can bring that along, but only if you are the Bride. We do not alter street wear.

Is the consultation free?

Your consultation - bringing in your dress to get the price of alterations - is free. If you agree to the price your consultation is also your first fitting so we pin the dress. If you just want a quick appointment to get a price but are not ready to start fittings please let us know.

What is a Try On?

Online retailers and some Pre-owned and Vintage sites allow a Bride to try on and then return a gown. You can have your Wedding Dress shipped to our studio for your Try-On. We will have the dress ready for you to try on and decide knowing what your alterations or restyling costs will be.

How much do Alterations cost?

Most Bridal shops in the city charge a flat rate of $350 - $750. We itemize and charge only for the amount of work needed, so if your gown was ordered in your size it will average between $350 and $550. Fitting samples that are not close to your size or adding design changes may push the cost to the high end of that range or above.

When should I start my fittings?
For alterations we prefer to have 6 - 12 weeks so we can deliver the finished gown two to four weeks before the wedding to allow for last minute changes and cleaning.
For In-home fittings we need 4 - 6 months. For Mens Suits, Bridesmaids and party dresses we need 2 - 3 weeks.

Can you do a rush order? Is there a rush charge?

We specialize in last minute alterations. We can do a wedding gown in a week if you are available for 3 fittings. We reserve the right to assign a rush charge for any dress needed in 4 weeks or less

Do In-Home fittings cost more than coming to the studio? Is there a minimum?

There is no minimum for in-home fittings but we do need more time, 4 - 6 months, and flexibility in scheduling fittings. We see In-home clients tuesday and friday evenings and Sunday mornings. We will add more days closer to the June busy season.

Should I have my sample gown cleaned before starting alterations?

It is best to do the alterations first then have the dress cleaned and pressed so it will be at its freshest for your wedding.

Do you clean the dress?

We offer Green Local Cleaning and Preservation. We can also have your sample dress cleaned before the wedding. We can hand press some dresses or refer you for professional pressing.

Can you dye my dress black?
We can dye some silk, nylon and linen dresses black or into a deep color. Cotton, Polyester. Rayon and Microfiber dresses will often take a soft wash of color like blush or platinum and some will go bright. See examples on our website under "ReCycle" have to charge.

What is your Return Policy?

Our return policy for Accessories: We accept returns on any accessories you choose from our showroom for up to 30 days after purchase. We do not accept returns on custom made pieces.

What happens if my plans change and I need to cancel my alterations?

We usually work quickly so any alterations we pin are usually in the works within a week or two. If you change your mind about an alteration, decide you do not need the bustle, etc. please let us know as soon as possible. We do not refund payment for alterations that are complete.
If you cancel your wedding due to circumstances beyond your control we will work with you to make that unhappy circumstance as painless as possible. We can help you resell or donate your gown, and refund any payment for work not done.
If you are unhappy with the results of your alterations we will make every possible effort to refit the gown to your satisfaction up until the day of your wedding.