At Vicki’s we like to leave the alterations to the professionals, so we have a list of lovely seamstresses that can work their magic on your dress once you have it collected it from us. This allows you to make sure you are working with the right seamstress for you and your needs. We always recommend getting in touch with your seamstress either once you have ordered your dress or once you have collected, depending on your timescale. Seamstresses do get booked up quickly, especially in the height of seasons, so being on their books 8-10 weeks before your wedding is ideal.
Let’s talk alterations… So it’s more than likely that your dress will need some sort of alteration, even if you have had your closest size ordered. The most common alterations are normally a bust and hem. All our dresses come in an extra long length because you can take it up but you can’t add it on! And obviously busts come in all spaces and sizes so you want to make sure it fits you perfectly.
Here's a little introduction to our recommended Fairy Godmothers!😉 ...
Katherine has her own home studio based in Heathfield. She has years of experience, so you will be in safe hands.
The Wedding Dress Surgeon
Nikki has her own studio based at her home in Maidstone, with over 20 years of experience within the bridal industry. As a professional seamstress and gown technicians, she has altered hundreds of bridal, bridesmaids and flower girls dresses.
By Lauren Elizabeth
Lauren has her own studio based at her home in Faversham, where she can do all your fittings. She has a wealth of experience in bridal, so you will be well looked after.
These are ladies are just our recommendations, as we ourselves used to alter sample dresses and speak to on a regular basis. Our brides do not have to use them, we just recommend making sure whoever they use that they have bridal experience because it really is another world!
If you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact us.