We are NYC’s only Bridal and Evening Wear alteration specialist.
We alter bridal gowns, evening wear. moms and maids, flower girls and guests. Prom and Pageant dress alterations are our specialty.
Personalize your bridal gown to make it your own. Add beading, lace, straps, sleeves or a full buildup for modest Brides. Choose from our wide selection of fabrics, beading, flowers, embroidery and lace.
We can restyle most skirts changing A lines to Fit and Flare or Trumpet, or add crinoline to make the skirt fuller.
We have tricks for letting out too small wedding gowns like adding panels or creating a corset back for your dress.
We are expert at working with pregnant Brides.
Starting with a good foundation makes all the difference in fit. We carry, control garments by Body Hush with tummy control and butt lift, strapless bras and corsets, and commandoes seamless undies. We have the best sticky cups and sticky bras with samples you can try at your fitting.
While in your dress try wedding veils, jewelry, hair accessories, sashes, and cover ups. Our fabulous faux fur and feather jackets and wraps are perfect toppers for your big day. See a sampling of our accessories at Etsy.com/shop/TheWeddingDresser
Vintage Wedding Dress Services
Whether you purchased a vintage gown or are wearing a family heirloom we have your needs covered
If your gown is yellowed or has “Rust” or food stains we can usually restore it to its original hue with a gentle hand wash.
Tears and holes can indicate dry rot. We use restoration techniques to reinforce the fabric and replace or restore trims and beading. We can also search for vintage fabrics, laces and trims to replace the original.
Most Brides are older than their moms or grandmothers so bigger than they were as young Brides. We can make most gowns up to 8 sizes larger.
If you like the essence of your vintage gown but want to update the style schedule a restyling consultation. Bring your research or pinterest page and we will sketch a new vision for your heirloom dress.
Vintage Resizing and Restyling consultations start at $45 for 30 minutes or $75 for one hour.
Bridal Dressers / Attendants
" The best wedding service I never knew about! "
" Our dresser was a godsend! "
Feel like a star on your big day! Make sure you, your bridal party and family look picture perfect by hiring one of our Dressers.
Our dressers are all print styling or theatrical wardrobe pros. They arrive equipped with full kit for steaming, spotting and quick sewing repairs as well as bust cups, fashion tape and a hundred other things you would never think of.
CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE PACKAGES BELOW OR HAVE US DESIGN A CUSTOM PACKAGE JUST FOR YOU AND YOUR WEDDING PARTY
Basic Dresser Package Two hours starting at $400.
For the Bride
This package includes: Steam the Bride’s gown and a Bridesmaid and mother. Help dress the Bride and make sure she is are set for pre-wedding photos or to walk down the aisle.
For the Groom
This package includes pressing shirts, steaming out suits and buffing shoes for the Groom and his Best Man and father.
Basic Stylist package 4 hours staring at $600
This pre-ceremony package includes: Steaming out the Bride’s gown and Groom, and steaming or pressing a small Bridal party. Shadowing the Bride during the first look and photos, and Setting the gown to at the top of the aisle.
Full stylist package 6 hours or more starting at $850
This full day package includes: Steam the Bride's gown and 5 or more members of the Bridal party and family, Shadowing the Bride during the first look. Traveling with the couple for photos, helping Bride in and out of the car. Resteaming and refreshing the Bride before the ceremony and/or ketubah, Checking the Bridal party before walking down the aisle, Setting the Bride to walk down the aisle, Bustling the gown during the cocktail hour and Steaming the Bride’s reception or after party dress
Gown Cleaning and Preservation
Before the wedding
If you purchased a sample that needs cleaning before the wedding we work with a great local cleaner who can dry clean and press your gown in one week.
We always recomend having your gown altered first then cleaning or pressing just before the wedding so your gown is fresh for your big day. We will schedule your alterations to allow time for cleaning .
Steaming at our studio starts at $50. Local pressing only starts around $80. Local cleaning averages $250+
After the wedding
We work with a local Wedding Gown Preservation specialist that uses an organic cleaning process. Your gown is dry cleaned, aired out to release caustic cleaning fumes, lightly steamed and packed into a museum quality acid free box with a viewing window stuffed with acid free tissue paper.
You can drop your dress at our studio. After cleaning it is shipped to yoru address of choice
Cleaning and preservation starts at $300. The price includes up to 3 accessories and insurance.
Custom Jackets and Accessories
Complete your wedding look with a unique accessory designed just for you!
We make custom veils, headpieces, belts and sashes. Choose from our wide stock of beading, ribbons and flowers and feathers.
We can design custom sleeves or add a full buildup that looks seamless but can be reomoved.
For Fall and Winter Brides we make jackets, capes, wraps andcover ups. Start by choosing a shape from our Susan Spring line or have a pattern specially made for you. Bring your own fabric or select from our in house collection of laces, nets, satins, shantung, and beautiful faux furs.