Ask the Expert | Wedding Dress Alterations | The Bridal Showroom

When you’ve found your dream wedding dress but it’s not quite aisle ready  The Bridal Showroom has the answer!  Most wedding dresses will need a little tweaking, from a simple hem lift to more complicated work on boning and bustles.  But to get it just right most brides will enlist the help of a professional seamstress or tailor.  We catch up with the amazing Diala from The Bridal Showroom to find out a bit more about their alterations department and how they will make your dress fit flawlessly!


Tell me a bit more about your exciting new alterations range?

As we all know every bride is unique and most wedding dresses will need some sort of alteration to make it fit.  Our team of amazing seamstresses are really experienced and can advise on all aspects of your dress alteration from resizing, hemline adjustments, beading and much more.  If you are unsure of whether alterations can be carried out, we will arrange a consultation before any fittings.  The fittings take place in the comfort and privacy of our deluxe fitting rooms.

How long in advance should a bride bring in her dress to be altered?

I would advise brides to book their appointment 2 months before their wedding.  Our team need to asses the work which needs to be done before giving her an exact delivery date.  We sometimes get really busy and our appointments fill up so we can no longer accommodate last minute requests.

Do you offer alterations for dresses that brides have bought elsewhere?

Yes we do! We understand that your wedding is the happiest time in your life but it can also be a bit stressful so we are here, whether you bought your dress from us or not, to make sure your alteration experience with us is relaxing and enjoyable.

What distinguishes you from other dress alterations services?

At The Bridal Showroom we specialize purely in Bridal gowns. Our seamstresses have been with us for 6 years and know exactly how wedding dresses should be altered.

Can you alter dresses with intricate lace, bustles or beadwork?

Of course that’s exactly what we are here for! We love detailed work on dresses.  Brides come to us because we specialize in Bridal gown alterations.

What should brides bring to the fittings?

She should definilty bring the shoes she plans to wear on the day so we can hem the dress accordingly. The right lingerie would be great especially if she wants to wear her own bra for example so we can take measurements accordingly.

Generally how many fittings should it take to alter a weddings dress?

We need at least 2 fittings once we’ve taken the measurements.  Occasionally if can be more depending on how complex the work is on the dress.

Do most wedding dresses need altering even in a minor way?

Yes they do, it is very rare that wedding dresses fit brides perfectly if purchased as ready to wear.

What’s the best thing about working with brides?

Their stories! Every bride has a unique story and we love being part of that story! It’s so exciting….

For more information on The Bridal Showroom’s alterations service, take a look at their profile page or give them a call on +971 4 457 9400.

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