Can you alter my dress if I didn’t buy it from Sweethearts?
Absolutely! Camrin is happy to alter anything regardless of where it was purchased.
How much do alterations cost?
Due to the fact that every gown is very different and every body type is different it is near impossible to quote prices until Camrin sees you in the dress! She does her very best to keep prices low and she has been told by countless customers that her prices are lower than other shops they have been to. Prices would be quoted at the first fitting. Camrin is happy to discuss budget with you at your first fitting should you have any concerns at all!
When should I start alterations?
Brides should start no later than 2 months before the wedding. Mothers and Bridesmaids should start around 4 to 6 weeks before. PLEASE NOTE: Camrin’s schedule can fill up weeks to months in advance, contact her at least 1 month prior to your desired appointment to ensure a spot!
What do I need to bring to the fitting?
You will need to bring your shoes and whatever undergarments you plan to wear (bra, spanx, crinoline etc). Please also see the next question about undergarments!
I don’t want to wear a bra, is that ok?
Camrin always says, of all days for your bust line to look its best, the wedding day is it! If wearing a bra is a possibility with your gown, a majority of the time a bra will not only make the dress look better, but also fit better and save you in alteration costs. Some gowns do not offer much coverage in the back for wearing bras. Camrin does have cups that can be sewn into the dress if you can get away without a bra. It is ALWAYS recommended to bring a bra even if you are unsure if you will wear one. Sometimes cups work, but sometimes a bra works best overall.