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  • Where are you located?
    I am locate at The Perfect Gown in St. James close to Polo Park and at private home alteration studio in Maple, Northwest Winnipeg.
  • Do I need to book an appointment?
    Yes, you do! To ensure the quality of the formal fitting, I work by appointments only. Call 204-558-2077 during business hours, text messages are welcome anytime or fill out the online contact form to book a fitting appointment. I normally reply within 48 hours.
  • What should I bring for the first and last fitting appointments?
    At first fitting appointment: -Shoes with the height you are planning to wear on your wedding day. -Undergarments and anything you plan on wearing with your gown. -Accessories to be added to your gown (ie. sashes, jewel, or lace applique...). -I carry natural, push up, or custom bra cups to be sewn to your gown (for an extra fee), but keep in mind that customers who need a good supported bra or corset must have it ready to ensure the accuracy of the fitting. -Bring no more than one guest to keep the focus on the fitting. At last fitting appointment: For gowns with corsets or bustles done, I encourage you to invite your maid of honour to come with you in order to learn how to properly connect the bustle or how to lace corset backs (maximum of 2 guests due to our limited space).
  • What are turn around appointments?
    My turn around is approximately 4-6weeks. The ideal for booking the first fitting appointment is 10-12 weeks before the wedding for the following reasons: -Allowing enough time for additional adjustments. -Major alterations or transformations that require 2-3 appointments. You are welcome to books in advance to reserve the date and to secure the booking. A $50 deposit is required.
  • How much do alterations cost?
    Prices may vary depending on the complexity, amount of beading, intricate lace applique, width of the skirt and number of layers of the dress. Common wedding dress alterations like ( take in, shorten straps, shorten sleeves, reduce bust cup size, change zipper to corset lace back, hem, bustle, etc.) is in the price range from $200-$600 Common bridesmaid and formal dress alterations from $50-$180. If you are looking for more complex alterations (such as: reducing or expanding a few sizes, redesigning, adding on or removing sleeves, etc) and you wish to have a precise quote, you will need a consultation appointment for pinning to see how your dress looks and we can discuss options. The consultation fee is $56, but it will be waived if you decide to proceed with the alterations. I provide complementary steaming after the alterations are done.
  • Which methods of payment do you accept?
    I accept all major credit cards (Visa, Master card, American Express, Apple Pay), Debit, and e-transfer. All payments are due at the first fitting appointment, but some exceptions may be applied.
  • Do you have rush options available?
    Yes, I always work hard to get the alterations done in a short amount of time to accommodate my clients with last minute plans but it depends on my availability. An additional fee will be applied on top of the total bill for any work that needs to be done within 2 weeks.
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