Bridal Fitting

Detail of bridal dress from back
Detail of bridal dress from back

John Emily Studio provides Master Level Alterations that include: (NEW LOCATION!!! Beginning April 1st 2021, Studio will be at 1222 East Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203. We will send you instructions if your appointment is after April 1st 2021 / Official OPENING Date at new location is APRIL 7th 2021 / STUDIO LOCATIONS ARE CLOSED for CUSTOMERS between APRIL 1st and APRIL 6th 2021 / EMAIL US for Immediate Assistance

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 studio conveniently located below 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:

  • 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. Our partner boutique brides do take priority, booking your appointment does NOT guarantee Alterations.

Spring 2021 Update: Booking is Limited

A Re-booking Fee of $45 will apply during Spring/Summer 2021 No Call/NoShow will not be re-scheduled for 1st Fittings No Call/No Show for follow Up Fittings will incur a $45 Fee Storage Fee of $45 per week will be added.

First Fitting: A minimum of 10-12 weeks before wear date is require to begin alterations process. (This could be your wedding date or bridal portraits date) During Spring/Summer Spring 2021 Update: No rush/express options will be offered unless a request is directly sent by Partner Bridal Boutique.

Second Fitting: scheduled within a time frame that allows John Emily Studio to schedule an additional follow up fitting only if needed. Saturdays are reserved for 1st Fittings, please make arrangements for your 2nd fitting appointment during the week.

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. Our 2nd Studio Gown Care by John Emily will be open for Drop Off/Pick Up located right next to our alterations location. Gown Care is your one stop shop for steam/press services, bridal accessories and dry clean/preservation.

*SPRING 2021 Updates: Re-booking Fees, No Call/No Show, & Storage Fees in effect. Partner Boutique Brides are top Priority. Rush/Express Alterations must be requested directly through Partner Boutique.

(New Location Notice Updated 3/11/2021)