No matter where a bride purchases her gown and whether she needs only a minor adjustment or a major fix, nearly every wedding dress needs alterations and some level of alterations service.
At Excellent Alterations we are Alterations experts and we understand that your wedding day is the most important and memorable day of your life. Your wedding dress makes a statement about who you are and it creates a memory that will last forever.
With forty years professional bridal and formal wear experience, Excellent Alterations has established an excellent reputation for delivering each bride the perfect wedding dress. We are highly regarded because of the quality of work we perform, the customer service we provide and the reasonable prices we charge.
Excellent Alterations has completed thousands of sewing and alteration projects with an eye for detail and the skill to meet the challenge of virtually any task. Happy brides have spread the word of our exceptional dressmaking and alteration skills, and we have continued to bring joy to brides and women of all ages.
We would suggest that you bring the wedding dress to us at your earliest convenience, remembering to bring your shoes and undergarments. We will perform an initial consultation, pin the garment and advise you of costs. If you are happy with the costs and decide to go ahead we will keep your dress and set a date with you for your next fitting. Then you will visit us on the pre-agreed fitting dates. The number of fittings required will depend on the complexity of the work we are undertaking.
Please understand that formal gowns come in stock sizes from standardized size charts only and are designed to be tailored with alterations to your figure for a perfect fit. Alterations should be expected for the majority of gowns (the most common alterations include hemming, adjusting straps, and taking in the bodice). If your gown does not fit perfect with standardized size charts of the companies, Excellent Alterations can alter or customize any gown and make it truly yours.
Whatever you will have on for undergarments for the day of your wedding should be worn during all fittings. Your undergarments can make a difference of up to 2 inches on hemline or waist so we must stress the importance of always having your undergarments.
Each person will need different types of alterations. You are only charged for what you need to have done. There is no minimum charge. Each individual alteration has its own price, and alteration costs will vary based on the extent of alterations needed. You will have a price quote before you begin alterations with our seamstress. Even if you have to have rush alterations.
All fittings including the consultation are free. We only charge for the work we perform and you only pay for the work we agree to do once.
No initial appointment is needed. Feel free to come in any time during business hours.
Bridesmaids and All Other Formal Gowns
We can also alter all bridesmaid and mother’s gowns as well as any other formal gown. Just bring your gown along with any undergarments and shoes you are wearing and we will precisely fit your gown so you can look your best. No appointment needed, walk-ins are welcome. Just allow at least 2-3 weeks before the wedding or special occasion and we will have your gown altered and pressed in plenty of time.
We do homecoming gowns!
View our comfortable waiting area and fitting area as well as large fitting rooms and an organized storage area
We have limited hours in order to complete your work uninterrupted. Special appointments available.
We are located at 2719 Center Ave in Essexville, MI one block west of the light at Scheurmann.