We strive to ensure that your alterations experience is as seamless as possible from start to finish. When you arrive for your first fitting, you will meet with Chris. She has had a passion for bridal alterations for a long time — OVER 40 YEARS!!! She loves to help each bride get that perfect fit for her wedding day. You will undoubtedly adore working with Chris for you bridal alterations. To get to know Chris even more, check out her bio on.
Typically a bride will have at least 2-3 fittings before her dress is 100% complete. We like to start the bridal alterations at least 2-3 months prior to your wedding date. Alterations can be completed in less time but may be subjected to a rush fee.
Please bring the shoes you plan to wear to the wedding. We recommend at least a 1” wedge if comfort is your top priority. It will give you better posture and presence in pictures. Don’t plan on making a drastic change on your heel height for the reception as it will change the dress length too much. Any undergarments you are planning to wear should be worn to each fitting. We always recommend cups in place of a bra, and Spanx are not usually needed as many dresses are very structured.
Alteration estimates are given on a dress by dress basis. The cost will vary depending on what needs to be done to the dress and the type of detailing that is on the dress. Our average cost for alterations, excluding customizations, is between $275 – $500. We suggest budgeting around $500 for your alterations to be safe.
Absolutely! We love to do customizations! Any work done beyond standard alterations is considered custom work and may take an additional fitting and have a higher price that’s dependent on the extent of work needed. Examples of custom work may be adding new sleeves, creating an illusion neckline, shortening a train, adding lace or beading detailing to the gown, etc.
The ladies at Cloud Nine provided amazing customer service. I went to check out the Sample Sale and the dresses were gorgeous. The crew at cloud nine made my experience a memorable one. Thanks ladies for helping me say yes...- Elle Ehresman, Bloomington, IL