Customizing wedding dresses is our passion at The Handmade Bride and the alterations process is part of that. No matter where you bought your dress, you can bring it to us for a free quote and consultation for your bridal alterations. Our alterations team has altered thousands of wedding dresses and is accustomed to working with every type of wedding gown and situation.

We recommend starting off with a free Styling Consultation, which you can book online, you will be able to try on your dress with an experienced bridal stylist and receive a quote for your alterations in a relaxed, no pressure environment. Our stylists will help you pull together your look, whether you are looking for a simple sash or a custom cathedral length veil – we can help you find your own bridal style.

Once you are ready to go ahead, we will schedule your fittings with our seamstress. Typically, we require 2 – 4 fittings over a 2 – 3 month period.


Bring your dress in no matter where you bought it! Our seamstress is the expert in altering and customizing bridal gowns. Book a free Styling Consultation for our advice on what alterations and accessories will help you complete your look as well as a free quote.

We recommend starting your alterations 8 – 12 weeks before your wedding date, however, if you are in a pinch, we can do your alterations in as little time as 1 week.

Send us an email to book your Styling Consultation or 1st Fitting.


We specialize in giving new life to vintage and antique wedding dresses, we love to help our clients modernize their heirloom dresses! There are so many options available to renew and old dress, come in for a free consultation to see what the possibilities are for your dress!

Send us an email to discuss your options.