Yong’s Alterations is Still Providing Wedding Dress Tailoring in Indianapolis

Here at Yong’s Alterations, our expert seamstresses are still busy at work providing expert wedding dress tailoring services for future brides of Indianapolis! We are conveniently located on the corner of 82nd Street and Allisonville Road, right here in Castleton. Best of all, you can trust us with your sacred wedding gown because we are extensively experienced, highly trained, and highly accomplished tailors who retain a variety of professional accolades and local recognition for our talent and unwavering customer service here in Indiana.

Continue below to learn how to get started with a free quote for your wedding dress alterations.

Indianapolis Wedding Alterations 317-845-9077
Indianapolis Wedding Alterations 317-845-9077

We Were Voted “Best Alterations” By Indianapolis Monthly Magazine

Our owner, Yong Lischinsky, has been formally recognized and awarded for all her accomplishments and hard work in the alterations industry. She has more than three decades of experience working as a professional tailor for men, women, children, and even home décor. She has studied in Korea and Germany, and is an esteemed graduate of Dress Design School International. Indianapolis Monthly Magazine recently voted her store as “Best Alterations” in Indianapolis. You can trust that her experience, mentoring, and equally-proficient team of seamstresses can undertake any wedding dress alteration or repair you need!

Wedding Dress Alterations and More

Aside from expert proficiency in wedding dress alterations, she and her team of talented tailors also provide superior bridal wear alterations, tuxedo alterations, alterations for table linens and curtains, and much more. Yong’s Alterations is truly your one-stop-shop for all your wedding tailoring needs! On top of providing expert wedding, bridal, and tuxedo alterations, we also offer alterations for men’s suits, shirts, pants, and more, as well as, women’s clothing, garments, children’s clothing, costumes, prom dresses, curtains, draperies, and much more!


Contact Us Today to Make a Future Appointment for Wedding Alterations

Yong’s Alterations has more than 30 years of experience specializing in professional wedding dress alterations in Indianapolis, Indiana. If you are looking for a proficient and experienced wedding tailor in Indiana, simply turn to owner and Master Alteration specialist, Yong Lishchynsky, for superior custom and personalized alterations and related tailoring services you can trust. Contact us at 317-845-9077 for more information, today. We can do video calls as well.

Indianapolis Wedding Alterations 317-845-9077
Indianapolis Wedding Alterations 317-845-9077

Frequently Asked Questions about 2020 Wedding Dress Alterations

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.

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Indianapolis Wedding Alterations 317-845-9077

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.

Indianapolis Wedding Alterations 317-845-9077
Indianapolis Wedding Alterations 317-845-9077

How to Store Your Wedding Dress Before and After the Big Day

Your wedding dress is an important investment. Not only must it look brilliant and flawless on your special day, it might be handed down to your future daughter or daughter-in-law for their future nuptials. For these reasons and more, it is important to take the proper precautions to ensure it remains protected while put away in storage.

Continue reading to learn what you need to know about storing your wedding dress, both before and after the wedding.

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Tips for Wedding Dress Storage

The proper approach to storing your particular wedding dress will mostly depend on its style, however, there are some general rules of thumb that apply to all wedding dresses, regardless of style. Always store a wedding dress in a cool, dry, dark place, away from high traffic areas of the house. Closets are perfect for this! You do not want your wedding dress near heat or light, as these conditions can cause discoloration, fading, and fraying. This means you do not want to place your dress near heaters, registers, vents, stoves, ovens, windows, or anything else that emits high amounts of heat or light.

Moisture is also an enemy when it comes to keeping your wedding dress safe. So, be sure your storage location is perfectly dry and not at risk for moist conditions. Another factor to consider when stowing your wedding dress is odors. Keep your dress away from the kitchen where you will be cooking and frying up foods, as well as, musty basements, chemical-filled garages, and similar areas. You also want to keep your dress away from areas where kids can access!

Hang It or Box It

You have two main options that are recommended for storing a wedding dress. You can either hang it up or store it in a box. In order to make this decision, you need to consider that style of your dress. Consider length, lacing, beadwork, appliques, ribbons, ties, straps, embellishments, the overall weight of the dress, and more. You want to also consider accessories, like veils, jewelry, and heels.

Hanging up a dress improperly, or one that should be stored in a box, can cause fabric distortion, ripping, and similar types of damage. Dresses that are lighter in weight and more delicate, such as satin, chiffon, organza, or lace, can be hung up, so long as you use a very sturdy hanger that has notches or hooks in the upper area.

Strapless gowns have loops that can be used to hang them up without the risk of stretching out the shoulders. When hanging up a wedding dress, be sure to also cover it with a protective bag. Do not use plastic, as this can cause discoloration. Use a fabric, like an old king sheet or specialty garment bag. It is recommended to have your alterations shop wrap your wedding dress for you to ensure proper storage and protection.

Boxing a wedding dress is often the better choice. Some dresses are made with medium to heavy fabrics, and therefore, better off being stored in a box. Just be sure you do not place the dress in plastic, and then put it in the box. As mentioned, colors can fade or distort from long-term contact with plastic. Dresses will need to be gently folded into the box, which should be placed in a cool, dark, dry location.

After the Wedding

To keep your wedding dress in pristine condition for years to come, use the same storage tips given above, but incorporate a wedding gown preservation kit. You can purchase these at your local alterations shop, or online at your trusted retailer.

Indianapolis Wedding Dress and Bridal Alterations

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.

Indianapolis Wedding Alterations 317-845-9077
Indianapolis Wedding Alterations 317-845-9077

The 3 Additional Cost Considerations for Wedding Dresses

Indianapolis Wedding Dress Alterations 317-845-9077

Wedding Alterations 317-845-9077

Choosing the dress is challenging enough; right? While this is usually true, there is another challenge to consider, and that would be your budget. You see, many brides tend to set aside or save money for the dress of their dreams; but the cost of a wedding dress does not stop at the checkout counter. There are more costs you will need to consider if you are a bride-to-be on a tight budget. Continue reading to learn the top 3 most important additional costs for a wedding dress.

#❶ ⇢ Shapewear

Shapewear is usually a fundamental part of wearing a wedding dress. After all, they give a bride the best look and feel. But shapewear is not part of the wedding dress package, so be sure to add it into your budget because you will need to buy it separately. Shapewear varies in type, brand, quality, and price. Since it is one of the most eventful, memorable, and important days in your life, you want to spring for the nicer shapewear. Higher price is an indication of a better brand or fabric quality. Aside from shapewear, it is recommended to purchase proper undergarments for your dress too. Be on the lookout for our upcoming blog about shapewear alterations!

#❷ ⇢ Accessories

Accessories is an important part of your wedding dress budget. It is unlikely that a bride will not want to wear jewelry and other accessories with their wedding dress. Common accessories that are not included with the price of the wedding dress itself include veils, belts, sashes, jewelry, added embellishments, tulle netting, slips, corsets, and of course, shoes. All of these items are likely available at your wedding dress shop for an additional cost.

#❸ ⇢ Alterations

A dress off the shelf will not be a perfect fit. Virtually all wedding dresses require professional alterations to achieve a custom fit for a bride. Alterations are not only important for proper fit, they are important for comfort and even safety as well. Areas like hems, sleeves, necklines, bodices, and more may require some tailoring in order to fit the bride the way she prefers. Just be sure to choose an experienced tailor that has adequate experience with wedding dress alterations!

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Call Yong’s Alterations at 317-845-9077 for professional wedding dress, bridal, and tuxedo alterations in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are highly-skilled and experienced tailors who value quality and customer satisfaction above all else. Give us a call at 317-845-9077 to request a free estimate for Indianapolis wedding dress alterations, today.