Alterations

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We know you want to look your best on your wedding day! Wendy’s Bridal Columbus offers on-site alterations by expert fitters trained specifically for wedding attire. Most gowns require some customization once they arrive from the manufacturer. Wearing the right undergarments and shoes at the time of your fitting with our seamstress will ensure your gown looks custom-made for you once your alterations are complete. Give as much importance to your wedding gown alterations as you gave to purchasing it. We suggest you allow 3-4 months for bridal gown alterations and 2-3 months for bridesmaid and mother of the bride.

 

Professional pressers finish your gown with pristine attention to each layer and detail on your dress. This is a final step in preparation for your special day. Your gown will be presented to you upon pick-up with easy instructions on how to transport, unpin, and keep your dress fresh and ready for your walk down the aisle! Just call or email us to make your dress fit like a dream!

“Maryam did a beautiful job altering my dress. I had a very specific alteration for the top of my dress which required tedious work, and she did a beautiful job. I would highly recommend her. She is very sweet, responsive, and easy to work with. So excited to wear my dress on my wedding day! Thank you, Maryam.”

| sky |

“Kathy worked with my daughter and I for alterations, and she is absolutely outstanding! She was incredibly kind to work with, and made sure to alter our dresses so that we both felt comfortable and confident! Each time we had an appointment, we left feeling more secure and excited about our dresses! Kathy - thank you for everything and for being such a bright light in our wedding planning process! You are the reason why we will recommend Wendy's Bridal again and again!”

| Loan |

“Worked with Lana to get my dress altered and she did an absolutely amazing job!! She had to take it in more times than we first thought because I *gasp* lost weight, but she did it and totally made my dress fit like a glove! She kept all of my beautiful details while also making it fit my body. I love it!!”

| samantha |

Alterations Pricing

bridal gowns - $30 fitting fee

Hem** $175-$350
shoulders $65-$120
sew in bra cups* $10/both
straps $50-90
darts $75-$150
armhole $50-$100
sleeves (shorten) $70-$120
illusion back $75-$125
side seams $100-$180
zipper $80-$120
gusset* $100-$200
add boning $50-$100
taper skirt $75-$125
bustle $10/point
add corset $100-$200
belt attachment $45-$75
add buttons $1.00 per
making sleeves $300-$600
**Hem cost may be higher according to degree of difficulty
**Gusset cost may be higher according to degree of difficulty (does not include additional fabric, lace, etc…)

bridesmaids & mothers - $15 fitting fee

Hem $60-$120
side seams $50-$75
gusset $50-$100
darts $40-$60
shoulders $45-$60
zipper $50-$75
**Shoulders and side seam charges may increase due to lace and/or beading

Pressing Charges

formal bridal $100-$200
fingertip/waltz veils (Wendy’s) Included
cathedral veils (Wendy’s) $35-$55
veils not purchased at Wendy’s $25-$50
informal bridal $60-$80
bridesmaids/mothers $40-$60

*Purchasing at Wendy’s Brides has scheduling priority
*RUSH FEES may apply within 6 weeks or less of the event
*Payment is required in full at the first fitting
*Prices are subject to vary
*Average alterations cost is $600-$800
*Any custom work pricing is determined by the seamstress
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Meet the alterations team

marion

seamstress

When I was young growing up in Germany, I started sewing guided by my grandmother. When I moved here, my passion for sewing continued to grow and flourish. I have now been with Wendy’s Bridal for 24 years. My first love is sewing, but the priceless reactions I recieve from each and every bride when they see their perfectly altered gown is why I am a seamstress. My work brings me great joy, and working at Wendy’s has given me a great way to share that happiness.

inha

seamstress

I have been working in fashion and entertainment for 30 years. I use a lifetime of experience and my degree in engineering to handcraft and alter every dress to each bride’s unique body type. My designs have been worn by European pop stars, politicians, and of course Wendy’s brides. My favorite moment is seeing the smiles and joy on my brides’ faces when they try on their finished gowns.

lana

seamstress

I have had a passion and love for sewing since I was a little girl. Before immigrating to the United States in 1997, I completed both a law degree and PHD in Aerospace Engineering. Once settled here I decided to return to my love of creating and worked to better my skills. I joined Wendy’s team in 2017. My favorite part of working with brides is my chance to be creative and I especially love to create customized looks for my brides.

kathy

alterations manager

‚ÄčI have worked at Wendy’s Bridal for over 26 years and have been the alterations manager for 15 of those years. I apprenticed under several of Columbus’ top bridal seamstresses. I enjoy bringing out my bride’s natural beauty with the perfect fit of their gown. I will often incorporate a memento from a loved one into the inside of the gown. This is always a special moment that I share with my brides and their families. If you ever need a smile, just ask me how many days till Christmas, I always know.

Amira

seamstress

I have been working in fashion for 25 years. I use a lifetime of experience, along with my degree in Fashion and Design to handcraft and alter every dress to each bride's unique body type. My designs have been worn by hundreds of beautiful brides. My favorite moment is seeing the smiles and joy on my bride's faces when they try on their finished gowns!