Bridal Alterations


John Emily Studio provides Master Level Alterations that include:

Sizing, Hemming and Bustles in a nutshell but there are many alterations that go into these 3 main categories 😉 John Emily Fitting Consultants will focus on the structure of the dress, offer support bodice options, and measure hem and bustles to allow easy movement according to your Wedding Venue & Timeline.

Some things to expect after you book your first fitting consultation:

Our goal is to offer one-on-one detailed bridal consultation to accomplish a desired fit, look and comfort for your big day! Suggestions and recommendations offered by our fitting experts go hand-in-hand with the integrity of our workmanship.

John Emily Studio works closely with customers but we also have a close relationship with the designer brands that we alter. Designers put together beautiful gowns and add specific details that are not just for looks but also for function 🙂 This goes along with services we DO NOT Offer listed below.

Lastly, we have added Gown Care by John Emily, a part of our studio conveniently in the same location as our alterations shop. Your one stop shop for Bridal Accessories, Steam/Press Services, and Dry Clean and Preservation.

Now that you know what we DO offer please keep in mind some services we DON’T provide listed below:

  • Some gown styles will not be accepted for alterations in 2022, please send a photo for review before booking.
  • Custom Work or re-designing services. (Excludes, custom corsets, bows, drape sleeves, all fabric must be provided)
  • Sizing up or down more than 5 inches
  • Changing original design of the gown
  • Alterations with extreme changes in sizing between appointments
  • Used Gowns or Gowns that are not Dry Cleaned
  • Hand beaded work.

Lastly, we have a system in place for turn around times that allows the bride to have a smooth alterations process 😉 Keep in mind our business policies and time frames CHANGE/ADJUST depending on season and market demand.

ALL FITTINGS: Our studio is operating Tuesday through Friday for Fitting Appointments, Saturdays are reserved fo our upcoming Retail shop and private events.

First Fitting: Must be booked no later than 8-10 weeks before wear date. Alterations will be completed within a timely manner with all fittings necessary.

Second Fitting: scheduled within a time frame that allows John Emily Studio to schedule an additional follow up fitting only if needed.

The very last part of the process to have your wedding gown ready is to steam/press, this requires at least a week for drop off and pick up. Refer to “Gown Care” Tab to book directly online for this service as well as dry cleaning services.