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Our Bridal Alterations

Working with some of the UK’s leading and award-winning bridal retailers, we pride ourselves on being the chosen and trustworthy atelier house.

With your wedding day being one of the most memorable days of your life, we understand the importance of making your wedding dress just as perfect. With over 50 years of combined experience and working with thousand of brides, our bridal seamstress  team at The Modiste are dedicated to care and quality.

Bridal alterations


The Trusted Bridal Atelier

You will receive reassuring and professional wedding dress fittings with own expert bridal seamstresses at our private atelier houses.

We have looked after thousands of brides across the years, so you can relax knowing that you are in safe hands.  Our team, ranging across many dressmaking disciplines, trained at world-class institutions such as the London College of Fashion and De Montfort.

After you find the chosen wedding dress, whether it’s new, second hand or vintage, we will craft it into your wedding dress. Most new wedding dresses are 'made-to-order' but not 'bespoke made to you'.


Brides will seek professional help from a specialist bridal seamstress-Welcome to The Modiste.

Wedding dress alterations
Wedding dress alterations

Our Wedding Dress

Welcome to your wedding dress alterations experience. Please do make sure to book in your appointment as soon as you can as our diary does get booked quickly. Don’t worry if you dress hasn’t arrived in yet, we advise to still contact us as secure a space in our atelier.

Your time frame for alterations will vary depending on work needing to be done however, we aim to start fitting your wedding dress at least two to three months before your big day.

Your private appointment will be around 45 minutes, depending on alterations required.

The Beauty Of Dressmaking 


First Wedding Dress Fitting 

Welcome to the beginning of your journey.

You will be welcomed into our private fitting atelier for a personal appointment devoted to making you feel beautiful and confident on your wedding day.

Please ensure to bring your wedding shoes with you. Please don't worry if you haven't found the right undergarments as yet - we can help advise on this in your bridal fitting. 

If you expect that your body shape will change, or you haven’t decided on the final details of your dress yet, please don’t worry. Everything will be discussed at your fitting and there will still be time.

You are in safe hands.

Second Wedding Dress Fitting

Ideally, your second wedding dress fitting will take place around three weeks before your wedding day.

All the alterations on your wedding dress will be complete, but at a stage where we can still alter further if necessary. The second fitting tends to be the final one before you collect your wedding dress but this is depending on the final work required.


Wedding Dress Collection

Your big day if final here! Your collection appointment is such a lovely moment to truly feel the excitement. Your dress will all be pressed/ steamed and ready for you.

You are invited to put your dress on again to 100% check it is perfect one last time. If you want any further tweaks, we have a personal seamstress on standby for you whilst you wait.

We will offer advise on any questions – whether its ‘how to store your dress till the big day? Or ‘what to do with your dress after your wedding?’ We are always happy to help!

Finally – You are all ready for your big day! Congratulations

Wedding dress alterations


"Thank you for making my wedding dress fit so perfectly, I felt amazing on our wedding day.

The straps that you custom-made for me were stunning and completed my gown.

I loved the hand-sewn beading work that you did too: it was definitely worth the time and patience."

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