Bridal Experience

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

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:

  • 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.

ALL FITTINGS: Our studio is operating Tuesday through Friday for Fitting Appointments, Saturdays are reserved fo our upcoming Retail shop and private events. Fall/Winter 2021 Updated September 24th 2021

DEBUTANTE 2021: Special Turn Around Offers Exclusively for Debutante Charlotte Events in 2021… Contact us to find out your special time frames!! 704.705.5282 Fall/Winter 2021 Updated September 24th 2021

First Fitting: (Spring 2021 Update: TEMPORARY FALL/WINTER 2021) A minimum of 6 weeks before wear date is require to begin alterations process, no RUSH Fees included<<<Temporary Time Frame Fall/Winter ONLY. (This could be your wedding date or bridal portraits date) Shorter than 7 week turn-around times temporarily available between October 1st 2021 and January 10th 2022 Fall/Winter 2021 Updated September 24th 2021

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.

Fall/Winter 2021 Updates: Temporary between October 1st 2021 and January 10th 2022