What We Do
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Excellent Alterations has provided quality alterations to hundreds of brides and formal gown owners in Essexville, Michigan and beyond. We pay attention to detail and are able to take on any task no matter how big or small. Satisfied clients have spread the word of our exceptional alteration skills. We continue to bring joy to brides and women of all ages.
During the initial consultation, we will assess exactly what your garment needs, do the initial fitting and inform you of the costs of your alterations. You should bring everything you plan to wear to this session. The undergarments that you will be using with your gown should be worn during all the fittings. These clothes can make a difference of several inches on the hemline or waist.
Please take note that formal gowns come in stock sizes that are only based on standardized size charts. These are designed to be tailored with alterations to your figure for a perfect fit.
What does it cost to alter my gown?
Our Charges and Fees
Each gown needs different types of alterations to fit each individual. There is no minimum charge and you will be charged only for the work you have done.
Please note costs vary based on the extent of changes needed and the complexity of the work being done. Before you leave the store you will know almost exactly what your alterations costs will be. We also can provide a rush service for an additional cost. Of course all consultations and fittings are free.
If you are satisfied with the price of alterations and choose us to alter your gown, we will keep your gown and set a date for your next fitting. Don’t forget to visit us on the scheduled fitting date. The number of fittings required will depend on the complexity of the work we are undertaking. All gowns can be kept at our facility until that special day and it will leave our store freshly pressed and ready to wear.
Bridesmaids’ Dresses and All Other Formal Gowns
We can also alter all bridesmaids’ and mother’s gowns along with any other formal gown. We will precisely fit your gown so you can look your best. Just bring it to us along with the shoes and undergarments you will be wearing. Please allow at least 2–3 weeks before the wedding or special occasion and we will have your gown altered and pressed.