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When should I schedule my bridal alterations fitting?

If you have your dress and shoes, you can do so as soon as you wish! Or, ideal timing is about 6 weeks before the wedding (Sarah works on the dress for 3-4 weeks).


How much does Bridal Alterations cost?

As every dress and body is so different, Sarah charges per individual service and will communicates that pricing at the 1st fitting (which is no obligation). Payment is not due until the 2nd fitting! Most brides need $500 or more in alterations, with lace/beading costing higher than non-embellished gowns.


Can you steam my dress?

At your first fitting appointment, mention to Sarah that you would like the dress steamed! Veils may be steamed too and Sarah will package them up nicely for travel. If this is a destination event, it is best to package the dress nicely and steam it at the final location.


Can I bring mom with me to my fitting?

Of course! This is a special moment and I encourage any family/friends to attend with you!


Do you do modesty Build-ups?

Yes! These are for those brides wanting the high neck, added sleeves, and collar style for full modesty. These custom projects run at $700+ for the build-up.


What do I need to bring with me to my fitting?

Dress and shoes are most important! Also bring any particular undergarments and accessories you wish to try on, and the veil too if you would like to have that steamed!


How do I write a review?

I would love a review! My page on The Knot, Wedding Wire, and/or Facebook would be fabulous!


Can I bring my bridesmaid/mother/friend to have her dress altered too?

Of course, no prior notice needed if she is coming at the same time as you! Make sure she also has the dress and shoes!


How long is the appointment?

Typically, 45 minutes for wedding gowns and 15 minutes for all other dresses.


Can I tag @SarahKolisdesigns in my wedding photos on social media? 

Yes, please! You may tag @SarahKolisDesigns for any custom or alterations service, I would love to re-post!


I am pregnant, when should I schedule my alterations fitting?

Please mention this in the comments when booking your appointment. Three weeks before the event is safe but feel free to reach out to Sarah Kolis with any other concerns! 


Can you do a rush job?

Of course! Schedule your fitting as soon as possible, or email hello@sarahkolis.com immediately! I will do my best to fit you in as soon as possible!


I live outside of Michigan, are there travel options?

Of course, I would be happy to accommodate! Let's discuss this together!


I want to wear my mother’s wedding gown, can you alter it?

Of course, I love vintage restorations! I can alter to fit and/or change the style.

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Thank you!

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"Having Sarah alter my dress was easily one of the best decisions I made. She was so intentional and kind. She helped me make the best decisions for my dress and it made the whole process run so smoothly. She is also incredibly affordable for the work she does. I cannot recommend her enough!!!."

Abigail, 2022

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