Sami & Tyler | McCall, Idaho | Custom Wedding Veil

Brie Thomason Photography

“I would definitely recommend Modern Cottage for any alterations or custom pieces. Brittanie is detail oriented and is focused on creating a beautiful product. She had a lot of great ideas for alterations and for my custom veil that I didn’t think of. I appreciated her expertise and her willingness to bring my ideas to life!”


Hey! Britt here with Modern Cottage. What an amazing wedding this was to get to be a part of. We loved the creativity Sami had with her veil and her bridal style she put together. Sami came to us in need of a custom veil and some standard alterations on her simplistic modern wedding gown. We just love how this look came together with the wedding venue, custom veil, and all!

How did he propose?!

“We moved to Boise (my hometown) almost three years ago after living together in Boston for some time. He proposed in my best friend’s back yard in September 2020 with all of my friends watching secretly inside the house. It was cute and intimate!”


Custom Wedding Veil

Custom Wedding Veil | McCall, Idaho | Modern Cottage

We can’t say enough about the the ease of details Weddings by Soiree put together for this very special day. For more on their wedding details see the list of vendors below. For more information on our custom veils please click here or text us at 208-696-1155.



-The Bridal Tailor


Top 3 tips for Designing a Custom Wedding Dress Online

custom wedding dress maker

Hey! Britt here! I wanted to let you in on my top 3 tips for designing your wedding dress online with us; especially if you are designing long distance where we will be shipping your dress.

  • Accurate Measurements:

Once your dress design is complete, the next step is measurements. We utilize pattern making programs to create your pattern made to fit your measurements. With this in mind, our pattern making program requires several measurements for making your dress. That’s why we then schedule a 1:1 Video Session for measurements. After booking and dress design confirmation, we will send you a link to schedule your virtual appointment for guidance taking measurements.

  • Fabric Swatches

One of the most important aspects of your wedding dress design remains in your choice of fabric. Your fabric choice can add dimension, uniqueness, and overall aesthetic of your dress. We know this is important, so we send you all your lining and base colors of your dress. While we want to prioritize lace swatches, sometimes lace that we don’t currently carry isn’t easily accessible for swatches.

  • Seamstress for alterations

While it is our goal to get the closest fit to your measurements, most dresses ordered custom or in boutiques will need some sort of alterations. When designing your wedding dress online with us, we can point you in the right direction for follow up alterations with a bridal seamstress in your area. If you are local to Southern Idaho, we are happy to adjust your gown complimentary when you order through us!

For questions regarding custom wedding dress making, please text us at 208-696-1155 or send us a message here!



-The Bridal Tailor

Top Three Partial Wedding Planning Ideas

No. 1: The first thing I think about with partial wedding planning is a coordinator, which is more of what I do alongside my alterations. A coordinator is someone that helps you basically plan out the day of and make a game plan for that that can be shared with all vendors. They help you coordinate how the whole day is going to unfold. They are generally right there with you for a chunk of time, maybe 8 hours helping you. When I coordinate, I’m generally there for 8 hours, so I let that be either heavier on the side of decorations or later in the day and heavier on the side of the reception. So that’s a wedding coordinator.

Secondly, when I think of partial wedding planning, I think of a digital planner. A digital planner is someone that you consult with over the phone. They are someone that can help you over phone meetings as you plan your wedding. You can generally book with this person as you go. So if you feel like you only need an hour, you can book a one hour consultation or you can come back and revisit that. Generally, a virtual wedding planner is going to help you create that timeline and execute that and be able to delegate that to a family member or someone else who is going to step in the day of.

The third and last one is selecting a wedding planner book. I recommend selecting a wedding planner book that is going to guide you through the process. That I could see as partial wedding planning. You will need to find a good wedding planner book that will help guide you through the process efficiently. Those are my top partial wedding planning. Keep your eye out for our summer launch of our very own wedding planning book! We will be announcing it at Instagram. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on Spotify and go follow us on Facebook. And if you haven’t yet and you’re in the middle of planning your wedding, go ahead and go to our home page and grab that free to do list. It’s called our I Do List. You don’t want to miss out on it. It’s totally free and it’s going to help you. It’s just 15 minutes of your time to de-stress your wedding just a little bit. Talk to you soon!

Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation Process | Sun Valley, Idaho

Hey friends, Brittanie with Modern Cottage Bridal & Prom. I want to jump on here really quickly and answer a recent common question. That is: What is the wedding dress cleaning and preservation process like? For starters, there are two different options when it comes to cleaning and preservation. You can bring it to me directly. That’s always an option.

“You can schedule a pickup or drop off, or I can ship you a shipping kit.”


You can schedule a pickup or drop off, or I can ship you a shipping kit. With that, you can mark, your stains and ship that out. All shipping is signature required on your wedding gown preservation and cleaning. Once you ship out your gown, the wait time is about six to 10 weeks from there, you can expect to have your gown returned to you, boxed and preserved.

Also, when you open it up, and if you wish to pull it out of the box or look at it, it’s important to wear gloves. The reason being is the oil from your hands can actually stain the dress over time. With preservation, you have to keep that in mind. We always recommend additional storage outside of the cardboard box provided. The box does work fine as long as you have the two boxes around it. I think that would be just fine for storage, but it’s definitely important to get some sort of waterproof box around it. I think that’s important. Aside from that, it’s a pretty simple process. If you have any questions, feel free to visit our contact page and inquire there about wedding gown preservation and cleaning. Or you can text me at 208-696-1155



-The Bridal Tailor

Tux Rentals, Suits, and Timing

Hey, guys, Britt here. Happy Saturday. I am jumping on here really quickly to chat with you guys about the timing of tuxedo rentals and suits.

So if you have a winter event coming up, let’s say let’s say its next weekend and you’re wondering if you can get a tuxedo rental in time or a suit in time for your event. I would recommend placing your or no later than 4 p.m. on Monday during the week of your event. Be sure to stop by to get your measurements & pick out your style before then. By getting that handled before 4 p.m. on Monday helps to avoid any rush shipping. This helps to alleviate timing as well, just in case we need to do alterations. Also, it insures that your tuxedo rental will be here in time by say Wednesday, Thursday the week of your event. We can then do any alterations and adjustments to get you ready for Saturday.

Aside from that, we do have suits and tuxedos available for purchase, and this is a great option if you have multiple formal events coming up.

If you are going to be a wedding guest at several weddings during the summer, having a nice suit jacket on hand that is tailored is a really great go-to. The best thing about ordering from us is that our alterations are complimentary. That’s no extra charge to you for either a tux rental or suit for purchase. Generally speaking, it’s really never too late to order except when we’re down to those last couple of days before the event. At that point we’re really limited on options. We want to make sure we get in to place your order for your event no later than five days before your event. I would say it’s always best to start somewhere around 30 days before your event, just to ensure that we have that sizing available for you. I hope you guys have a great Saturday and I’ll talk to you soon.


The Bridal Tailor

The Right Timeline for Wedding Dress Alterations

Hey, guys. I am jumping on here really quickly to chat with you guys about what the right timeline looks like for alterations as far as bridal alterations go and for bridesmaid dress alterations or anything non bridal. I do recommend forty five days or more for bridesmaid dresses or non-bridal. If you are less than forty five days, that is not a big deal. Just consider that there will be a thirty five dollar rush feee. As far as bridal gown alterations, if your first fitting starts 90 days or more, that is a great timeline to be on. Three to four months ahead of time before your wedding date allows for plenty of time to work your dress in the mix of things.

Wedding Dress Alterations | La Grande, OR

Again, if you need to book your first fitting less than 90 days before your wedding date, there will be a rush fee of one hundred dollars. That is just because we’re pushing you to the front of the line. Also, if you book your first fitting 90 days or more before your wedding date, you can get a $75 voucher towards your towards any additional services. So I hope that helps with the timing. Again, you can use the schedule appointment link to schedule fitting online. You don’t have the messages for that. Just use that link and use it at your own convenience. Have an awesome day!

Wedding Dress Alterations | La Grande, OR


-The Bridal Tailor

What to Bring to Your Tuxedo Rental Meeting | La Grande, Oregon

Hi friends! I am jumping on here really quickly to answer a recent question about what to bring to your tuxedo rental meeting. So the first thing I want to start with is to prep ahead and browse styles on the website. If you visit our tuxedo rental page here, you can look under services and tuxedo rentals. On that page, we have some featured styles.

Grey Suit Rental | La Grande, Oregon

From there you can also there should be a link on there that goes to Jim’s Formal Wear. On their website, you can look at further styles. You can also use their build a tux app that actually builds a style completely together. You can customize the the vest and tie to whatever color you want to have. Then, beyond that, the next step is to schedule a meeting here.

Black Tuxedo Rental | La Grande, Oregon

Once you’re on the calendar, I highly recommend bringing color swatches. So if you don’t have any offhand, and you want to get color swatches that match your bridesmaid dresses or any colors that are within your wedding theme, you can go to the paint section at Walmart or Ace and you can pick out paint swatches there. That’s a great way to match those colors spot on. So I hope you guys have an awesome day! If you guys have any questions, don’t hesitate to message me.


The Bridal Tailor

Stephanie & Tyler

Winn Homestead Wedding | Walla Walla, Washington

Stephanie first stopped in our little cottage earlier this year and I was so excited to see a beautiful classic Maggie Sottero gown. Stephanie & Tyler chose to get married at Winn Homestead tucked in on the back side of mount Emily on your way to Walla Walla, Washington.

” Right after Tyler and I met, for our first date I went to his house on his grandpas farm to go play in the snow. That night the roads got drifted and I was stuck there. The snow didn’t stop coming and I was snowed in there with him for about a week. And the rest is history! It was a great way to get to know each other and it’s my favorite memory with him. “

Blackbird Photography

There’s a ton of beauty intertwined in a love story that starts with being snowed in. It was a blessing to be a part of this wedding and story by helping Stephanie find the perfect fit. Scroll down for more highlights form their wedding day!


The Bridal Tailor

“Britannie did an amazing job fitting my dress to my body! She was flexible and made me feel comfortable. “



Photographer: Blackbird Photography
Dress Alterations: Modern Cottage Bridal
Dress Boutique: Bridal By Marie
Floral Design: Petal Me Home Flowers