Here at Yong’s Alterations, we know that things have changed around quite a bit this year. If you have a wedding scheduled for the end of the year, or early next year, right now is the right time to get your wedding and bridal wear alterations in the books. Just like everyone else, we have made some modifications to our business operations to accommodate the health and safety of both clients and staff. Although most of our wedding dress alteration procedures have remained much of the same, there are a few updates that are important for you to know as an existing or potential client.
Continue reading to review some of current frequently asked questions about wedding alterations, including fittings, tuxedos, appointments, and more.
How Long Does a Wedding Dress Fitting Take?
Fittings are different for everyone, women, men, and children alike. It all depends on the degree of intricacy of the garment, the type of fabric, and the length of work required. In most cases, a first fitting generally takes anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, while other appointments may last up to an hour or more. Also, it is most common to have at least two appointments for wedding dress alterations and fittings.
How Early Do I Need to Drop My Wedding Garments Off?
It is highly suggested to find an alteration specialist and bring in your garment as early as five weeks before the date of your event. Every alteration is different, and every person has a unique and separate tailoring preference. It could take anywhere from 2 to 10 fittings before an evening gown or tuxedo is exactly what the client requested. Because of the unknown, it is important to have ample time to alter bridal wear or formal wear before it’s needed date.
How Long Do Wedding Dress Alterations Take?
Just as fittings, standard alterations range greatly regarding the amount of time they take to complete. Again, it all depends on the intricacy of the fabric or garment, the amount of work that needs to be done, and the degree of difficulty the alteration requires. In most cases however, Yong’s Alterations generally needs around 2 to 3 days to complete standard alterations. But for more difficult alterations it is standard to take anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks instead. It is highly recommended to have your garment altered as early as possible before it’s needed so that you and the tailor have plenty of time to accurately complete the job.
Can You Provide Last Minute, Emergency Tuxedo Alterations?
A well-tailored suit or tux can make a world of difference in fit and fashion. Sleeves, lapels, blazers, jacket lengths, collars, necklines, hems, pleats, cummerbunds, dress shirts, zippers, buttons, pockets, and even ties and pocket scarves occasionally need altering. The same goes for boy’s suits and tuxedos. If you find that yours doesn’t fit quite right, Yong’s Alterations can provide rush tailoring services for emergency wedding and formal wear alteration needs.
Do I Really Need to Schedule an Appointment for Alterations?
Yong’s Alterations does not require its clients to schedule an appointment for fittings or tailoring services; however, it is highly recommended to call ahead time in order to be sure a slot is available. It also prevents having to wait around for your turn. We can also do virtual phone calls and appointments upon client request.
ATTENTION ALL CURRENT WEDDING DRESS CLIENTS: If your wedding has been postponed, please come pick up your wedding dress as soon as possible. Yong’s Alterations does not have enough room to store all wedding dresses.
How to Get in Touch for Wedding Dress Alteration Estimates and Fittings
Call Yong’s Alterations at 317-845-9077 for professional wedding alterations in Indianapolis, Indiana. We offer comprehensive and personalized formal wear tailoring services for all garments and fabrics, regardless of size, scope, texture, and material. We also offer rush alteration services for emergency bridal tailoring needs, as well as, also provide same-day alterations, express tailoring, while-you-wait tailoring services, and so much more! Request a free estimate or information, today.