When it comes to deciding on your wedding dress, that's the fun part. Going to different wedding dress stores and boutiques with your girlfriends and Mom, drinking champagne, and making a day of the whole experience. The not-so-fun part is finding a tailor to alter your dress after you've found the "perfect gown". We've been getting so many questions from brides who are seeking a good seamstress or alteration shop that specializes in wedding dresses. Keep in mind that not all places that sell wedding dresses offer alterations as well. That's why we want to let you know, "Where to Get Your Wedding Dress Alterations in the Chicago Area".
Where to Get Wedding Dress Alterations in the Chicago Area
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1. Ette the Wedding Tailor
First our list of "Where to Get Wedding Dress Alterations in the Chicago Area" is Ette the Wedding Tailor. This wedding tailor is a sister company of Mignonette Bridal and has been around since 2018. It's a black-owned and LGBTQ-friendly establishment which is one of the reasons we love this place so much. Their services include wedding dress alterations, in addition to vintage gown revamping, and not to mention gown cleaning and preservation. If you're looking for a non-traditional approach to wedding dress alterations Ette the Wedding Tailor is just right for you.
2. The Alterationist
Located just a few steps from the Fulton Market, next on our list of "Where to Get Wedding Dress Alterations in the Chicago Area" is The Alterationist. To book an appointment with them we truly recommend visiting their website but here is a quick synopsis of what you can expect. Fittings, try-on, and pick-ups require an appointment which is held on Thursday through Saturday. The price ranges are anywhere from $200 to $900 depending on what your needs are.
3. The Workroom At Belle
The Workroom At Belle is self-proclaimed as "one of Chicago's best-kept secrets for the last 30 years" because they can replicate any article of clothing. The Workroom At Belle was started by a seamstress herself, Sohelia Ghofrani (The Dress Doctor), and her team. Vogue magazine even says that The Workroom At Belle is the "Copy Cat" in the midwest. So if you're curious to know what all the hype is about be sure to contact them for your wedding dress alterations.
4. Bustle and Bodice
Another one of our favorite wedding dress alterations establishments is Bustle and Bodice. The name speaks for itself when it comes to wedding dress alterations. Although they offer more than wedding dress alterations including special occasion dresses, and dress restoration services. Located in Lincoln Park Bustle and Bodice is sure to deliver for your wedding alteration needs.
When it comes to a "one-stop" shop for your wedding dress, Weddings826 is the place. Not only do they carry many designers and a variety of styles, but they also offer wedding dress alterations. Established in1997 and also located in the Lincoln Park area, Weddings 826 offers all sorts of belts, jewelry, and other accessories that are sure to meet the needs of any bride.
If you would like to learn more about, "Where to Get Wedding Dress Alterations in the Chicago Area", contact us to speak to one of our wedding planners.