Q: How much budget should I set aside for my wedding dress alterations?
A: Cost of wedding dress alterations varies depending on many factors and it usually ranges from $100-500 for basic fit and minimal alterations; $500-$1000 for normal fit and standard alterations; and $1000+ for prefect fit and full alterations. The following article would provide you with some information about estimating cost for wedding dress alterations: www.lacouturier.com.au/bridal-alterations-budget
Q: I’m getting married. When should I come in for my first fitting?
A: Depends on the complexity of the designs and which part needs to be altered. We normally recommend brides to allow a minimum of 6 weeks before the wedding to come in for the initial fitting.
Q: Can I get a quote for my wedding dress alterations over the phone or email?
A: Getting an accurate cost for your wedding dress alteration requires physical sighting of your wedding dress; careful inspections on how it fits on your body; and thorough understanding of your need and requirements. Therefore, it is impossible and irresponsible for an alteration seamstress to provide a quotation online or over the phone. You must be cautious when dealing with anyone who falsely provides you a quote for dress alterations without seeing you and having a proper fitting with your dress. The easy way sometimes is not the right way and the cheap way sometimes will cost you in another way. The following article would provide you some guidance in getting a quote for wedding dress alterations: www.lacouturier.com.au/wedding-dress-alterations-quote.
Q: Do you provide last minute urgent wedding dress alterations?
A: Yes we do. However the minimum time required is different each case and is known until we have done an initial fitting. We, therefore, will only take on urgent alterations if we have availabilities and have confirmed it is possible within the time frame. The following article would provide you some information about our urgent services: www.lacouturier.com.au/urgent-dress-alterations.
Q: Do you provide dressmaking service?
A: We no longer provide dressmaking service to new customers.
Q: Do I need to make an appointment or can I just walk in?
A: Appointment is crucial as walk-in customers will only be served when the door is open for walk-ins and if there is availability. Customers with an appointment will be prioritised before walk-ins. It is our discretion to accept or refuse customers who turn up without an appointment.
Q: You are a bridal and dress specialist. Do you provide other alteration services?
A: We specialise in bridal alterations and dress alterations. We also provide a range of other alterations services including invisible mending, suit alterations, shirt alterations, pants alterations, jeans alterations, coat alterations, and clothing repair etc.
Q: Why are Mondays not available for appointment booking online?
A: While we are open on Mondays and are available via phone, email and messaging as usual, Mondays are usually reserved for in-house administrative matters like meetings and trainings. If you require urgent alterations and are only available on Mondays, we may be able to allocate an appointment for you if you contact us early and request a Monday appointment.