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GOWN CLEANING

If you purchased a sample dress, chances are that it has been tried on a few times. The alteration process STARTS with in-house cleaning. Inspect (and smell) these areas of the gown to determine if you'd like to have it refreshed before getting married in it.

  • inside of neckline

  • inside of armpits

  • bottom of the hem

  • end of the train


Options for dress cleaning:

A) Have your gown cleaned in advance at a local cleaners

B) One-stop-Shop. Schedule a dropoff at Agadesal.

Recommended for silk gowns or very large gowns.

C) Bring your dress with you to your 1st fitting. (I need to block off additional time in my calendar for cleaning, please let me know if you are choosing this option)

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1st WEDDING DRESS FITTING

TIPS:

If you're still waiting on the delivery of your dress, book your 1st fitting in accordance with the estimated delivery date (you may need to contact the store to find out when it's supposed to come in). I urge you to book as soon as possible because I book up quickly and can't guarantee availability.

 

IMPORTANT: You will need to maintain the same measurements as soon as alterations begin.


Options for 1st Wedding Dress Fitting:

A) Schedule for as early as you'd like if you will not fluctuate in measurements and would like to get started soon for peace of mind.

B) Book the first fitting session for 8-9 weeks before my wedding.

C) I expect drastic body changes & want to pay the rush fee to start 6 or less weeks before my wedding.

Not sure when to book?

Use this date calculator:

Questions? See Booking FAQ

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STEAM PICKUP

Schedule for the week of your wedding. Make sure to make room in your car. Many brides bring the gown directly to their venue or hotel where they can hang it up and fluff the train to avoid wrinkling.


Should you have your gown steamed?

Yes- You SHOULD get your dress pressed if: it shows wrinkles and/or it's a local event, and you would prefer that everything be done in one place.

No- You SHOULD NOT get your dress pressed if: it does not show wrinkles and/or you are traveling with it/ will make other arrangements for steaming

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PROFESSIONAL DRY CLEANING & PRESERVATION

Protecting a wedding dress is the last thing on the mind of a newlywed, and there is never a convenient time for it.

 

I get it, and I want to help you, so I'm keeping it simple. Schedule your dropoff, any time after your wedding or honey moon. I will inspect the dress for any repairs while I have you fill out a short contact form. I will call you when your heirloom is ready for pickup.

Brides ask me whether they SHOULD preserve. My answer is: If you want options for somehow using it in the future (making something out of the fabric, or refashioning it to wear to a vow renewal or anniversary dinner) the answer is YES.

booking faq

FREQUENTLY
ASKED
QUESTIONS

I'M STILL WAITING ON MY DRESS TO GET DELIVERED, SHOULD I JUST WAIT TO SCHEDULE?

No, I book up quickly, so if you wait too long I may be booked already. The sooner you book, the more availability you have to choose from.

HOW MUCH WILL ALTERATIONS COST?

$550-$1000 for standard alterations. $1,000+ for any more intricate work or redesign.

CAN I COME IN FOR A CONSULTATION?

Although a consultation is typically not necessary on m end, you're welcome to schedule one here.

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