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Tips for your alterations



Time Line:

These are BBG recommendations. Please check with your seamstress for her availability.


Wedding gowns: 8 - 12 weeks prior to wear date
Bridesmaid and Mothers:  4 - 8 weeks prior to wear date


What to bring to your fitting:

For your first fitting, bring the shoes and undergarments you plan to wear on your wedding day, as these can greatly impact the fit of your gown.



Recommendations from Bridals by Gilbert:


Annette's Alterations - 229-815-0065 - Americus, GA
Tara Gayle - 609-417-1087 - Cochran, GA
Anne Stanley - 478-697-0833 - Dublin, GA
Lorraine Bater - 478-474-6350 - Macon, GA
Miriam Stewart - 478-972-4356 - Macon, GA
Julie Fereden - 770-324-4378 - Newnan, GA
Lucy's Sewing B - 478-988-2488 - Perry, GA
Sew What Alterations - 478-542-2046 - Warner Robins, GA



Average Alteration Prices


Average Ticket: Bridal alterations services typically range from $400 to $600, depending on the complexity of the work needed.
Hem: Tailoring the hem of your wedding dress is priced at a flat rate of $250.
Bustle: Professional bustle services for your gown, with prices ranging from $75 to $100.
Sides In/Out: Adjusting the sides of your dress to achieve the perfect fit for a flat fee of $100.
Straps: If you require strap adjustments, services start at just $40.
Custom Work: For unique or intricate alterations, they charge $60 per hour of skilled craftsmanship to ensure your dress is tailored to your exact specifications.
Lace/Beaded Gowns: Lace or beaded gowns may require additional work, typically priced at an extra $250 to preserve their intricate detailing.

Please note that these are average costs, and the final price may vary depending on the specific alterations needed and the materials used in your gown. Their experienced team will provide you with a personalized estimate during your consultation to ensure your bridal gown fits you perfectly on your special day.