Fitting & Alterations


At Pretty Panache our aim is to ensure that your bridal gown fits absolutely perfectly.  We have many years of experience in both altering and making bridal gowns.  With our expert team of seamstresses, Pretty Panache will ensure that you will receive a personal and expert service, from your initial trying on of the dress right through to your final dress fitting.

Usually, it takes three dress fittings to ensure that your bridal gown fits you perfectly for your big day.  Each fitting takes about 30-40 minutes.  At the first fitting we will pin your dress and advise you on what alterations will be required. We will then be able to give you an approximate cost of how much this work is likely to be.  You will need to make sure that you bring your underwear and shoes that you intend to wear on your wedding day. 

At the second fitting your dress will be tacked so that we can check the fit of your dress, before finishing it off.  At the final fitting, we will check the dress to ensure that it is ready for the big day.  At this stage we will often show either a family member or friend how to best dress the bride, including lessons on how to button or lace the dress up.

At your final fitting we will arrange a convenient time for you to collect your dress.  Your dress will be pressed, steamed, prepared and carefully placed in your wedding dress bag.  If your wedding is abroad we can lovingly pack your dress for you into one of our travel boxes.