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A dressmaker measuring the dress on a bride to be, preparing to make aterations.

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Why book a wedding dress alteration service through Airtasker?

Weddings are once in a lifetime. When it’s your turn to walk down the aisle, all you want is to savour the dreamy moment and look your best. This includes picking the beautiful gown you’ve been eyeing.

In some instances, however, your dress might not perfectly fit you yet. Instead of taking the risk on your special day, the next best step is hiring someone with expertise in wedding dress alterations. With Airtasker, you don’t have to stress yourself out in the middle of wedding planning to solve it. Our platform lets you connect with professionals—including those who can create adjustments, making your dream dress a reality. Discomfort shouldn’t be in the picture, so leave it to the Tasker to let you walk, dance, and move freely!

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Top Wedding Dress Alterations related questions

Two months before your big day is ideal. You wouldn't want to come in for a fitting sooner than that as bodies can often change over time. Booking an appointment late, however, may not give enough time for your alteration specialist to do your requested alterations. Also, it's best to have your final fitting two weeks before the wedding to ensure that everything fits perfectly.

It depends on you. If you think it can boost your confidence and will make you feel comfortable, you can. But there’s no need to pressure yourself to do so. After all, alteration services are here to make sure your dress fits you flawlessly, flattering your physique no matter your body shape or type. If you decide to lose weight, please consult your physician or dietician to make sure you're doing it healthily.

You can always get a wedding gown in your actual size for good measure. If this isn’t possible, you can purchase a dress that's at least two sizes bigger since tailoring down a larger dress is easier than readjusting a smaller one. However, you shouldn't get an oversized off-the-rack dress either. Altering larger dresses can be very difficult, and it would be a challenge to maintain the design’s integrity.

In Australia, the usual costs of wedding dress alterations are as follows: hem (standard designs) at $120, hem (delicate fabrics) at $200, strap adjustments at $30, and steam press at $40. Taking in the bust and the bodice would need $80 and $150, respectively.

The overall cost involves several factors like the type of fabric, state of the dress before alteration, amount of work required, and if there’s additional beadwork. It’s also influenced by your location, how busy the season is (like prom), the seamstress’ level of expertise, and if your order is rushed.

Carry your bridal shoes and nude-coloured undergarments that you intend to wear for your wedding. This ensures that every measurement is as exact as it can be, and to see if everything, from head to toe, goes well together. You can also bring your accessories and photos of your makeup and hairstyle pegs so you can visualise your overall look better.

An hour to complete one fitting session is usual. Generally, you'll need to undergo three fittings. The first one is for pinning and tailoring the wedding dress. Meanwhile, hem, neckline, side seams, and waist alterations are done on the second fitting session. The third session is for you to try on the dress to make sure you're delighted with how it fits!

To make the big day as magical as you wish, you can book professionals on Airtasker to help you out with dry cleaning your dressdesigning your invitationsfood catering, and keeping your guests entertained with a performance, among others. 

What do wedding dress alteration services include?

No need to panic while counting down until your wedding day.

Bridal alterations near you cover wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and other bridal garments. Professionals skilled in this area can give you the confidence to grace the ceremony with beauty, elegance, and most especially comfort. Who doesn’t want to feel at ease while posing for wedding group photos, mingling with family and friends, sharing a memorable toast with the guests, and slow dancing with their partner?

A wardrobe malfunction shouldn’t be in the picture, so it’s wise to get the necessary alterations weeks before the special day. Here are more details about bridal alterations:

Altering the hem

While most brides go for long gowns that give off that mesmerising look, some prefer their wedding dresses shorter. After all, they’re helpful when it comes to lessening the chances of you tripping or ruining the dress altogether.

If you relate to this, you can connect with a bridal alteration specialist who can adjust the hem of your dress to match with your height or style better. Here’s a tip: Bring your wedding heels on the alteration appointment day. This can further help your Tasker figure out the right hem length for you.

Altering the side seams

The one-size-fits-all wedding gown doesn’t exist—each body is built and shaped differently. So, the purpose of altering the side seams of your dress is to accentuate your body shape and make your silhouette much more visible. 

Usually, this process involves fitting on the hips, waist, and butt. It’s best to coordinate with your Tasker to know if it’s possible to alter the dress size, too.

Altering the neckline

Your wedding dress is as gorgeous as you expected, but does the neckline seem a bit off? Whether it’s straight, V-neck, high neck, bateau, and halter strap, trust that your Tasker can make adjustments until you feel satisfied with the fit. Also consider your body type and accessories when choosing a neckline.

If you’ve ticked off the wedding gown matters done, why not proceed to hiring someone who can take care of the hairstyling and makeup department, too?

Other special alterations

Managed to get cool off-the-rack or ready-to-wear bridal garments? Special wedding dress alterations are ideal for personalising these. Whether it’s adding a complex lace pattern or a certain amount of tulle for extra oomph, just align with your Tasker regarding your expectations.

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Wedding dress alterations


Ashburton 7700, New Zealand

1st Feb 2023

I need my wedding dress altered to fit. Shorten slightly and fitted around chest and waist area - Due date: Flexible