Wedding Dress Preservation

Monet + Trinity | Wallowa Lake Wedding

Bride Monet brought her stunning @enzoani wedding dress to us in need of alterations for her wedding day. With a few adjustments to the bodice, straps, and multilayered hemline, we found the right fit.

I love seeing how everything came together for their big day! Wallowa Lake certainly has my heart since my home town isn’t too far from there.

If you are getting married in October 2023 or November 2023, don’t wait to grab your August alterations spot. Text us at 208-696-1155 to schedule an appointment.

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Venue: @wallowalakelodge

Photography: @ahleesimoments

Makeup: @ashleyannemakeup

Wedding Dress Alterations: Tips & Timeline

Hello! You deserve to have a dress that fits perfectly, and I’m here to tell you it’s totally possible. Here is your wedding dress timeline, if you are not in alignment with this timeline, shoot me a message and I’d love to help you make a new game plan to ensure the perfect fit!

Custom Wedding Dress Timeline

  • 12-8 Months: Sketches and fabric samples.
  • 8-6 Months: Order your custom wedding dress.
  • 6-4 Months: Draping, sample pattern fittings.
  • 4-2 Months: Dress is made and ready for regular alteration fittings.
  • 4-6 weeks: At this time you should have your accessories & be planning you second or final fitting.
  • 2-3 weeks: Your final fitting will be scheduled during this time as it insures the best fit for your wedding day.
  • Your wedding week: If you have requested your dress be steamed, you will have a scheduled pick up during this week.
  • Keep in mind the number of fittings is dependent upon the style of dress you choose.
  • We accept bookings all across the Pacific Northwest, specifically serving Walla Walla, Boise, and La Grande. Dresses are made to the closest fit and our seamstresses are available to travel to you.

Wedding Dress Alterations Timeline

  • 12-8 weeks: Dress has arrived and is ready for regular alteration fittings.
  • 4-6 weeks: At this time you should have your accessories & be planning you second or final fitting.
  • 2-3 weeks: Your final fitting will be scheduled during this time as it insures the best fit for your wedding day.
  • Your wedding week: If you have requested your dress be steamed, you will have a scheduled pick up during this week.
  • Keep in mind the number of fittings is dependent upon the style of dress you choose.

Wedding Dress Alterations: Tips

  • Always go the next size up! Your consultant might try to convince you to go the size that’s barely too small, but they may not know the structure of the dress.  It can’t hurt to go on the larger side if you are already having fit issues. This is especially true with fit n’ flare dresses.
  • Wear you shoes to your first appointment.  Be sure to bring the exact shoes you will be wearing when you walk down the isle.  Half an inch can make all the difference, so this is key.
  • Just bring you.  It’s important that your voice be heard in the way you want your dress to fit.    If you really want to show off your dress, bring someone close to you, someone who values your opinion.
  • Schedule your hair trial for the same day you have your final fitting.
  • Have someone else pick up your dress after it is steamed.  Have a bridesmaid, or family friend pick up your wedding dress.

If you have any further questions, or if you are looking for an estimate on your wedding dress alterations, please see our price list here.

-Britt