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What Dress Alterations Services Do Lily’s Provide?

Unlike many other bridal shops, we consider ourselves exceptionally fortunate to have our very own in-house seamstress. With years of experience and a degree in costume design, our seamstress brings a unique touch to every garment that passes through her hands. It's this personalised touch that sets Lily’s apart from the rest! 


So, what alterations do we offer, and what do you need to consider if you’re thinking about having your dress altered? Keep reading to find out! 


Do I need to get my dress altered?  

You might be wondering if dress alterations are necessary. The answer? It depends. While some lucky souls find dresses that fit like a glove off right off the rail, many of us require a little tweaking to achieve that perfect fit.  


Common alterations include hem adjustments, strap alterations, and taking in or letting out to create the perfect silhouette. You may also have experienced changes in your body shape or know your body will change soon, for example, you’re pregnant, so we're here to accommodate your needs with specialised alterations. 


We don’t just do simple alterations though, what we really enjoy, and what we pride ourselves on is our ability to customise dresses. Found a dress that you love but it doesn’t have sleeves? No problem, we can create sleeves for you! Want your dress to have some extra glamour in the form of intricate beadwork or a sparkle layer? We’ve got you covered! We love helping to create the dress that our customers have been dreaming about. 


Plus, any garment bought from us is steamed, pressed and bagged, so it’s all fresh and ready for your big day. 


Please note that our alterations services are exclusively available to customers who have purchased their dresses from us. This allows us to work with you through every stage of your dress buying journey, as well as lets us tell you in detail about what alterations will be possible on each dress! 


How much does it cost to get a dress altered? 

Ah, the million-dollar question! When it comes to dress alterations, the cost can vary based on what needs to be done. As expected, simple adjustments like hemming or tweaking straps tend to cost less, while more detailed modifications such as adding sleeves or intricate beadwork tend to be pricier.  


But don't worry, at Lily’s we firmly believe in cost transparency. Before we start any alterations, we'll have a long chat with you about the changes you want made, what's needed to make those changes happen and give you a clear breakdown of the costs involved so there won’t be any surprises when you come to pay for your dress. 

How long does it take to get a dress altered? 

Having patience and planning ahead is really important when it comes to dress alterations, as it can take different amounts of time depending on what needs to be done. Simple changes might only take a few weeks, but if we're getting into more detailed work, it could stretch out to months. Things like finding the right materials and making sure every detail is perfect can affect the timeline.  


We'll make sure to give you realistic expectations and keep you updated on how your dress is coming along. Our main goal is to go above and beyond to make sure you're thrilled with the results, even if it means taking a bit more time. 


What should I bring to my appointment if I think I might need alterations? 

The most important thing you can bring along to your appointment is the shoes you plan to wear with the dress, so we can adjust the hem to the perfect length, taking into account the heel height. This ensures you'll glide down the aisle or dance floor with ease and elegance, and that there’s no risk your dress could get tangled up with your heels. 



Ready to create the dress you’ve been dreaming of? Contact us today to book an appointment.  

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